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- Classical, Broadway, Film and Choral Composers

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      This page lists Composers, Lyricists and Arrangers, of mostly Classical, Broadway, Film and Choral Music, who have an entry here because, 1) Acoustic musicians have recorded songs by them or have written words to their melodies, 2) they have written music our First Congregational Church Chancel Choir of Oshkosh, WI has performed, 3) they are mentioned on one page or another, 4) they are related to a musician listed on this site or 5) they may be mentioned on a future page. However, although the thousands of Singer/Songwriters listed on this site are also composers, they are not included in this page.

      There are also a few poets, but only if musicians have composed melodies to go with their words and the resulting songs appear on at least one released recording, or they have recorded such songs, e.g. Robert Burns (Jean Redpath) and Emily Dickinson (Joyce Andrews).

      Those names with a link have either a Wikipedia Page or a Composer's home page linked to on this site. Those with no link have no known on-line biography page and are not listed in any music reference book in my personal library.
      Work in Progress Note: I am adding an entry for every name on this page, whether I can find anything on-line about them or not. Stay tuned.

Choral = our Chancel Choir has sung one or more anthems or other works by this composer/lyricist/arranger
Wis. = those who have lived in Wisconsin

| A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M |
| N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z |

          Everyone listed is a Composer unless noted otherwise. Notes: 1) Composers can also be Lyricists and Arrangers, 2) "lyricist" and "arranger" are only noted for those who are not known by me to have composed any original music.
    A
  1. John Adams --
  2. Doris Akers -- Choral
  3. Isaac Albeniz --
  4. Ronald E. Anderson -- Choral
  5. Harold Arlen --
    B
  6. Johann Sebastian Bach -- Choral
  7. Burt Bacharach --
  8. Ernst Bacon --
  9. Robert Baksa --
  10. Hans Balatka -- Wis.
  11. Samuel Barber --
  12. Del Baroni -- arranger -- Choral
  13. Bela Bartok --
  14. Mary Kay Beall -- Choral
  15. John Ness Beck -- Choral
  16. Larry Beebe -- arranger -- Choral
  17. Ludwig van Beethoven --
  18. John L. Bell -- Choral, arranger
  19. Robert Russell Bennett --
  20. Jean Berger -- Choral
  21. Alan Bergman --
  22. Marilyn Bergman --
  23. Irving Berlin --
  24. Hector Berlioz --
  25. Leonard Bernstein --
  26. Harold M. Best -- arranger -- Choral
  27. William Billings -- Choral
  28. Roberta Bitgood -- Choral
  29. Georges Bizet --
  30. Ernest Bloch -- Choral
  31. Mark Bloedow -- Choral, Wis.
  32. Susan Bentall Boersma --
  33. William Bolcom --
  34. Alexander Borodin --
  35. Dmitry Bortniansky -- Choral
  36. William B. Bradbury -- Choral
  37. Johannes Brahms -- Choral
  38. Jean de Brebeuf -- Choral
  39. David Bridges -- arranger -- Choral
  40. Benjamin Britten --
  41. Leo Brouwer --
  42. Glenn Burleigh -- Choral
  43. Robert Burns -- poet, lyricist
  44. ? Butler -- Choral
  45. Dietrich Buxtehude -- Choral
    C
  46. Hoagy Carmichael --
  47. Andrew Carter -- Choral
  48. John Carter -- Choral
  49. Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco --
  50. C. Harry Causey -- Choral
  51. Marc-Antoine Charpentier -- Choral
  52. James Chaudoir -- Wis.
  53. Luigi Cherubini -- Choral
  54. David Cherwien -- arranger -- Choral
  55. Frederic Chopin --
  56. F. Melius Christiansen -- Choral, Wis.
  57. Paul J. Christiansen -- arranger -- Choral
  58. Joseph W. Clokey -- Choral
  59. George M. Cohan --
  60. Aaron Copland -- Choral
  61. R. Evan Copley -- Choral
  62. James Culver -- Choral
  63. Michael G. Cunningham -- Wis.
    D
  64. Eleanor Daley -- Choral
  65. Hal David -- lyricist
  66. H. Walford Davies -- Choral
  67. Katherine K. Davis -- arranger -- Choral
  68. Katherine K. Davis -- Choral
  69. Peter W.S. Davison -- Choral
  70. W. Dawson -- arranger (William?) -- Choral
  71. Claude Debussy --
  72. Manuel de Falla --
  73. Joel Dennis -- Choral
  74. Emily Dickinson -- poet
  75. Hugo Distler --
  76. Cynthia Dobrinski -- Choral
  77. Thomas A. Dorsey -- Choral
  78. Margaret J. Douroux (aka Margaret Pleasant Douroux) -- Choral
  79. Harold Drake -- Choral
  80. Timothy Dudley-Smith -- Choral, lyricist
  81. John Woods Duke --
  82. Paul Dukas --
  83. Marcel Dupre --
  84. ? Durifoy -- arranger -- Choral
  85. Maurice Durufle -- Choral
  86. Antonin Dvorak --
    E
  87. George D. Elderkin -- Choral
  88. Edward Elgar --
  89. Bradley Ellingboe -- Choral
  90. Sir George J. Elvey -- Choral
    F
  91. David Fanshawe --
  92. Jeanne-Louise Dumont Farrenc --
  93. Arthur Farwell --
  94. Gabriel Faure -- Choral
  95. John Ferguson -- Choral
  96. Donald Fishel -- Choral
  97. Edwin Fissinger -- Choral
  98. Grant Fletcher -- Choral
  99. Sandra T. Ford -- Choral
  100. Lukas Foss -- Wis.
  101. Stephen Foster --
  102. Cesar Franck -- Choral
  103. Harold Friedell -- Choral
  104. Marie P. Ferguson -- Choral
    G
  105. Charles H. Gabriel -- Choral
  106. John Gardner -- Choral
  107. George Gershwin --
  108. Ira Gershwin --
  109. C. Armstrong Gibbs --
  110. W.S. Gilbert -- dramatist, librettist
  111. Greg Gilpin -- Choral
  112. Carla J. Giomo -- arranger -- Choral
  113. Alexander Glazunov --
  114. Sylvia Glickman -- Choral
  115. Mikhail Glinka --
  116. Louis Moreau Gottschalk --
  117. Charles Gounod -- Choral
  118. Enrique Granados --
  119. Christian Gregor -- Choral
  120. Edvard Grieg -- Choral
  121. Ferde Grofe --
  122. Ivor Gurney --
    H
  123. David Halls -- Choral
  124. Marvin Hamlisch --
  125. Oscar Hammerstein II --
  126. Calvin Hampton -- Choral
  127. George Frideric Handel -- Choral
  128. Elaine Hanson -- Choral
  129. Barbara Harbach -- Wis.
  130. John Harbison -- Wis.
  131. John Harmon -- Choral, Wis.
  132. John Harper -- Choral
  133. Joseph Hart -- Choral
  134. Lorenz Hart -- lyricist
  135. Michael Hassell -- arranger -- Choral
  136. Hans Leo Hassler -- Choral
  137. William Hawley --
  138. Joseph Haydn -- Choral
  139. Mark Hayes -- Choral, Wis.
  140. Derek Healey -- Choral
  141. John Helgen -- arranger -- Choral
  142. Fred Hellerman -- Choral
  143. ? Helvey -- arranger -- Choral
  144. Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel --
  145. Victor Herbert --
  146. Louise Pauline Marie Heritte-Viardot --
  147. Bret Hesla -- lyricist -- Choral
  148. Moses Hogan -- Choral
  149. Lee Hoiby -- Wis.
  150. Gustav Holst -- Choral
  151. Jeffrey Honore -- Choral, Wis.
  152. John D. Horman -- Choral
  153. James Horner --
  154. Hal H. Hopson -- Choral
  155. Egil Hovland -- Choral
  156. Robert Hufstader -- editor -- Choral
  157. Elaine Hugh-Jones --
  158. Donald Hustad -- Choral
    I
  159. Charles Ives --
    J
  160. Frederick F. Jackish -- Choral
  161. Jill Jackson -- Choral
  162. Mahalia Jackson -- Choral
  163. Borghild Jacobson -- Choral, Wis.
  164. ? Jennings -- Choral
  165. Carolyn Jennings -- Choral
  166. Christopher Johns -- editor -- Choral
  167. David Johnson -- arranger -- Choral
          Wikipedia has pages for David Earle Johnson, David C. Johnson, David N. Johnson, all composers
  168. Ralph M. Johnson -- arranger -- Choral
    K
  169. W. Fred Kaan -- Choral
  170. Hugo Kaun -- Wis.
  171. Jerome Kern -- Choral
  172. Aram Khachaturian --
  173. Harry Kihlken (Henry Bernhard?) -- Choral
  174. Theron Kirk -- Choral
  175. C.H. Kitson -- Choral
  176. M. Ron Klusmeier -- Choral
  177. Justin Heinrich Knecht --
  178. Allen Koepke -- Choral
  179. Kenneth T. Kosche -- Choral, Wis.
  180. Richard Kountz -- Choral
    L
  181. Linda Lamb
  182. Josephine Lang --
  183. ? Leaf -- Choral
  184. Olav Lee - translator (Finnish to English) -- Choral
  185. ? Lekberg -- Choral
  186. Alan Jay Lerner -- lyricist, librettist
  187. Franz Liszt --
  188. Andrew Lloyd Webber --
  189. Frederick Loewe --
  190. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- translator
  191. Austin C. Lovelace -- Choral
  192. Robert Lowry -- Choral
  193. Norman Luboff -- Choral
  194. Otto Luening -- Wis.
  195. Martin Luther -- Choral
  196. Peter C. Lutkin -- Choral
    M
  197. Gustav Mahler --
  198. Don Malin -- Choral
  199. Henry Mancini --
  200. Paul O. Manz -- Choral, Wis.
  201. Jane M. Marshall -- Choral
  202. Charles H. Martin -- Choral
  203. Civilla D. Martin -- Choral
  204. Gilbert M. Martin -- Choral
  205. Joseph M. Martin -- Choral
  206. William Mathias -- Choral
  207. Clifford McCormick -- Choral
  208. Robert H. McIver -- arranger -- Choral
  209. Ken Medema -- Choral
  210. Felix Mendelssohn -- Choral
  211. Johnny Mercer --
  212. Daniel C. Meyer -- arranger -- Choral
  213. Jesse E. Middleton -- translator -- Choral
  214. Sy Miller -- Choral
  215. Fran Minkoff -- Choral
  216. Moen & Graafsma -- Choral
  217. Claudio Monteverdi --
  218. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- Choral
  219. Modest Mussorgsky --
    N
  220. Gerald Near -- Choral
  221. Bradley Nelson -- arranger -- Choral
  222. John Newton -- Choral
  223. Verolga Nix -- Choral
  224. Carl Nygard, Jr. -- Choral
    O
  225. Geoffrey O'Hara -- Choral
  226. Jacques Offenbach --
  227. Anders Ohrwall -- Choral
  228. George Oldroyd -- Choral
  229. William Owen (1814-1893) -- Choral
    P
  230. Johann Pachelbel --
  231. Joy Patterson -- arranger -- Choral
  232. Daniel Pederson -- Choral
  233. Walter Pelz -- Choral
  234. Stan Pethel -- Choral
  235. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina -- Choral
  236. Alice Parker -- Choral
  237. C. Hubert H. Parry -- Choral
  238. Harry Partch -- Wis.
  239. Nick Peros --
  240. Vincent Persichetti --
  241. Manuel Ponce --
  242. Frank Pooler -- Choral, Wis.
  243. Cole Porter --
  244. Francis Poulenc --
  245. Robert J. Powell -- Choral
  246. Michael Praetorius -- Choral
  247. ? Printz -- Choral
  248. Sergei Prokofiev --
  249. Daniel Protheroe -- Choral
  250. Henry Purcell -- Choral
    Q
    R
  251. Sergei Rachmaninoff --
  252. Joel Raney -- Choral
  253. Maurice Ravel --
  254. Robert Ray -- Choral
  255. Max Reger --
  256. Alan Ridout -- Choral
  257. Louise Reichardt --
  258. Wallingford Riegger -- Choral
  259. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakoff --
  260. Roy Ringwald -- Choral
  261. Marc A. Robinson -- Choral
  262. Richard Rodgers --
  263. Joaquin Rodrigo --
  264. Betty Roe --
  265. Richard Rolle -- Choral, lyricist
  266. Sigmund Romberg --
  267. Ned Rorem --
  268. Carlos Rosas -- Choral
  269. Gioachino Rossini --
  270. John Rutter -- Choral
  271. Arthur H. Ryder -- editor -- Choral
  272. James Ryman -- Choral
    S
  273. Camille Saint-Saens -- Choral
  274. St. Teresa of Avila -- Choral
  275. Antonio Salieri --
  276. Jan Sanborn -- Choral
  277. Erik Satie --
  278. Alessandro Scarlatti -- Choral
  279. Peter Schickele -- Choral
  280. Arnold Schoenberg --
  281. Jack Schrader -- arranger (John?) -- Choral
  282. Franz Schubert -- Choral
  283. Heinrich Schutz -- Choral
  284. Clara Wieck Schumann --
  285. Robert Schumann --
  286. Dan Schutte -- Wis.
  287. Dr. Albert Schweitzer -- Choral
  288. K. Lee Scott -- Choral
  289. Alexander Scriabin --
  290. Ruth Crawford Seeger --
  291. Jean Anne Shafferman -- arranger -- Choral
  292. Kirby Shaw -- Choral
  293. Martin Shaw -- Choral
  294. Dmitri Shostakovich --
  295. Jean Sibelius -- Choral
  296. Natalie Sleeth -- Choral
  297. Nicolas Slonimsky --
  298. Bedrich Smetana --
  299. Gregg Smith -- Choral
  300. John Adam Smith -- Choral
  301. William Farley Smith -- Choral
  302. Arthur Somervell --
  303. Stephen Sondheim --
  304. Scott Soper (S.H.?) -- Choral
  305. Fernando Sor --
  306. Leo Sowerby -- Choral
  307. Sir John Stainer -- Choral
  308. Fred Steiner --
  309. Charles Villiers Stanford --
  310. Richard Strauss --
  311. Igor Stravinsky --
  312. M. Lee Suitor -- Choral
  313. Arthur Sullivan --
  314. Johan Svendsen --
  315. William Jay Sydeman --
    T
  316. Thomas Tallis -- Choral
  317. Jim Taylor -- arranger -- Choral
  318. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky --
  319. R.R. Terry -- Choral
  320. Andre J. Thomas -- arranger -- Choral
  321. Michael Tilson Thomas --
  322. Randall Thompson -- Choral
  323. Virgil Thomson -- Choral
  324. Jean Tisserand -- Choral
  325. H. Everett Titcomb -- Choral
  326. Lester Trimble -- Wis.
  327. Paul Trueblood -- Choral
  328. Linda Twine -- Choral
  329. Edward Tyler -- Choral
    U
    V
  330. Ralph Vaughan Williams -- Choral
  331. Persis Vehar --
  332. Giuseppe Verdi --
  333. Pauline Viardot-Garcia --
  334. Louis Vierne --
  335. Henri Vieuxtemps --
  336. Antonio Vivaldi --
    W
  337. Douglas E. Wagner -- Choral
  338. Richard Wagner --
  339. William W. Walford -- Choral
  340. Gwyneth Walker -- Choral
  341. Dale Warland --
  342. Peter Warlock --
  343. Webster, Brodszky -- Choral
  344. Kurt Weill --
  345. ? Weiss -- arranger -- Choral
  346. Frank J. Wells -- Choral
  347. Charles Wesley -- Choral
  348. Robert P. Wetzler -- Choral
  349. B.F. White -- Choral
  350. Daniel Ashley White -- arranger (David Ashley?) -- Choral
  351. Charles-Marie Widor --
  352. Alec Wilder --
  353. Healey Willan -- Choral
  354. Sir David Valentine Willcocks -- Choral
  355. J. Jerome Williams -- Choral
  356. Bruce Wise -- Wis.
  357. Charles Wood -- Choral
  358. Dale Wood -- Choral
  359. Alec Wyton -- Choral
    X
    Y
  360. Yehuda Yannay -- Wis.
  361. Charles Yannerella -- Choral
  362. Carlton R. Young -- Choral
  363. Gordon Young -- Choral
  364. Robert Young -- Choral
  365. Rolv Yttrehus -- Wis.
    Z
  366. Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli -- Choral

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