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  • Robert Auguste Stoepel (c.1821 - 1887)
    Robert Auguste Stoepel Stoepel was a German-born American composer and conductor. His compositions include Hiawatha, a symphony for orchestra and vocal soloists, as well as incidental music for pl...
  • Marie Fredriksson (1958 - 2019)
    Marie Fredriksson Gun-Marie Fredriksson, 30 May 1958 – 9 December 2019, was a Swedish pop singer, songwriter, pianist and painter, best known as the lead vocalist and forming the pop rock, soft rock, a...
  • Per Håkan Gessle
    1959-01-12Gessle, Per HåkanBreared 1, fack 117 310 38 SimlångsdalenKyrkobokförd i Breared (Halmstads kn, Hallands län, Halland), distrikt 21, fastighet 17975. Mantalsskriven på samma ort.Född 12/1 1959...
  • Charles Edward Horsley (1822 - 1876)
    Wikipedia contributors. " Charles Edward Horsley ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Charles Edward Horsley (16 December 1822 – 28 February 1876), English musician, was the son of William Horsley. ...
  • William Horsley (1774 - 1858)
    Wikipedia contributors. " William Horsley ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. William Horsley (18 November 1774 – 12 June 1858) was an English musician. His compositions were numerous, and include ...

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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