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Musicians, Composers and Orchestra Leaders

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  • Prof. Armin Tyroler (1873 - 1944)
    Armin Tyroler (Oboe II) Armin Tyroler was one of the Philharmonic's most celebrated musicians. A teacher, professor of music, and a campaigner for better conditions for his less fortunate colleague...
  • Gladys Ada E Hooper (1903 - 2016)
    Surname First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page Marriages Sep 1922 (>99%) Hooper Leslie H Nash Romford 4a 1458 Scan available - click to viewPostem available - click on Info button NASH ...
  • John Williams
    John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor and pianist. In a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in the hi...
  • Marvin Hamlisch (1944 - 2012)
    Marvin Frederick Hamlisch (born June 2, 1944) is an American composer. He is one of only thirteen people to have been awarded Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, and a Tony (those four together are known as an EGO...
  • Itzhak Perlman
    Itzhak Perlman (Hebrew: יצחק פרלמן‎; born August 31, 1945) is an Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and pedagogue. Early li...

A musician (or instrumentalist) is a person who is talented in making music or performing music creatively, or one who composes, conducts, or performs music, particularly instrumental music.

Musicians can specialize in any musical style, and some musicians play in a variety of different styles. Examples of a musician's possible skills include performing, conducting, singing, composing, arranging, and the orchestration of music.

A composer (Latin com+ponere, literally "one who puts together") is a person who creates music, either by musical notation or oral tradition, for interpretation and performance.

An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble that contains sections of string, brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. A smaller-sized orchestra, about fifty musicians or fewer, may be called a chamber orchestra. A full-size orchestra, with about 100 musicians, may sometimes be called asymphony orchestra or philharmonic orchestra."

In modern times, the musicians are usually directed by a conductor, although early orchestras did not have one, giving this role instead to the concertmaster or the harpsichordist playing the continuo.

Did you have a musical ancestor? Please add your ancestor to this project. Famous or not, musicians have had a great deal of influence in our lives, so let's recognize them here.

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