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Musicians, Composers and Orchestra Leaders

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  • John William Coltrane (1926 - 1967)
    John William Coltrane, also known as "Trane" (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967), was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Co...
  • Alice G. Coltrane (1898 - d.)
    Updated from Ancestry Genealogy via son john coltrane by SmartCopy : Mar 17 2015, 13:33:16 UTC Alice Coltrane (née McLeod, August 27, 1937 – January 12, 2007) was an American jazz pia...
  • Bob Haymes (1923 - 1989)
    He also known under the stage names Robert Stanton and Bob Stanton, was an American singer, songwriter, actor and radio and television host. He is best remembered today for co-writing the song "That's ...
  • Chayela Rosenthal (1924 - 1979)
    CHAYELA ROSENTHAL-“wunderkind of the Vilna ghetto theatre” SINGER / ACTRESS/ COMEDIENNE ( in Yiddish, Hebrew, English, Polish, French languages ) Chayela Rosenthal was born in Vilna, Po...
  • Johannes Alfred Hultman (1861 - 1942)
    Predikant, sångare och komponist. Kallades "Solskenssångaren" Född i Ärnanäs, Hjärtlanda socken, Hultsjö pastorat inte långt från stad...

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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