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Harry Hibbs

Harry (Henry Thomas Joseph) Hibbs. Singer-songwriter, accordionist, b Bell Island, Nfld, 1942, d Toronto 21 Dec 1989. His father, who worked in the Bell Island iron mines, was a fiddler. The younger Hibbs played button accordion as a boy. He moved to Toronto in 1961 and worked in various factories.

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Eva Clare

Eva Clare. Pianist, teacher, b Neepawa, Man, 1884, d Winnipeg 29 Mar 1961. She studied piano in Winnipeg, for five years in Berlin with Madame Varet-Stepanoff and Josef Lhévinne, and during World War I in New York with Ernest Hutcheson and Howard Brockway.

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Octave Chatillon

Octave Chatillon. Violinist, pianist, organist, composer, playwright, b Quebec City 12 Apr 1831, d Nicolet, near Trois-Rivières, Que, 18 Jan 1906. He took his academic studies at the Séminaire de Québec while also studying music, probably with Antoine Dessane.

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Augustin Lavallée

(Jean-Baptiste André) Augustin Lavallée, (Pâquet dit Lavallée). Luthier, bandmaster, teacher, music dealer, b Verchères, Lower Canada (Quebec), 1816, d Montreal 15 Feb 1903.

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Four the Moment

Four the Moment, was an a cappella quartet formed in 1981 in Halifax by Delvina and Kim Bernard, Jackie Barkley, and Deanna Sparks.

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André Lamarche

Lamarche, André. Composer, teacher, b Montreal 8 Sep 1954; B MUS composition (Laval) 1976, M MUS composition (Laval) 1978, Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Studies (RNCM) 1981. After studies at Laval University 1973-8, he continued his training at the RNCM 1979-81.

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Lloyd Erickson

Lloyd (Reinhold) Erickson. Choir conductor, administrator, b Tompkins, near Swift Current, Sask, 11 Aug 1921; ARCT 1952, LTCL 1957, B ED fine arts (Alberta) 1958, MA (Columbia) 1963. He studied piano with Jean Cotton and voice with Odette de Foras in Calgary.

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Louis Charbonneau

Louis Charbonneau. Cellist, teacher, b Montreal 23 or 24 Feb 1865, d Quebec City 23 Nov 1927. His father was the organ-builder Raymond Roger Charbonneau, who worked at Casavant Frères.

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Howard Dyck

In 1972 Dyck became conductor and artistic director of the Kitchener-Waterloo Philharmonic Choir (later renamed the Grand Philharmonic Choir) and in 1988 also of its Chamber Singers.

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Jean-Denis Daulé

Jean-Denis Daulé. Teacher, composer, amateur violinist, b Paris 18 Aug 1766, d L'Ancienne-Lorette, near Quebec City, 17 Nov 1852. Ordained as a priest in Paris in 1790, Father Daulé was forced by the French Revolution to take refuge for two years in England.

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Nina Dempsey

Nina (Gray) Dempsey (b Ferguson). Teacher, soprano, b Regina 22 Jun 1893, d San Francisco 30 Dec 1984; ATCM 1930, ARAM 1931, AMM 1936.

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Bertha Crawford

Bertha (May) Crawford. Soprano, b Toronto 1886, d there 26 May 1937. After study with Edward Schuch in Toronto, Mme Nevosky in London, and Mme Corsi in Milan, Crawford made her debut in 1913 in Venice as Gilda in Rigoletto.

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Raymond Daveluy

(Joseph Eugène) Raymond (-Marie) Daveluy, organist, composer, administrator, educator (born 23 December 1926 in Victoriaville, QC; died 1 September 2016 in Montréal, QC). In 1937 he began studying music with his father, Lucien Daveluy, an organist and bandmaster in Victoriaville.

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Gilbert Darisse

Gilbert (Antoine) Darisse. Violinist, conductor, music librarian, b St-André-de-Kamouraska, near Rivière-du-Loup, Que, 28 Oct 1909, d Québec 4 Feb 1996?; B PAED (ESM, Rochester) 1932.

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Franz-Paul Decker

Franz-Paul Decker. Conductor, b Cologne 26 Jun 1923; honorary LL D (Concordia) 1975. He studied 1941-4 at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne with Philip Jarnach and Eugen Papst and took classes in conducting, composition, and pedagogy at the University of Cologne.

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Ronald de Kant

Ronald de Kant, clarinetist (born 30 October 1931 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; died 22 June 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio). Artist Diploma (Juilliard) 1953.

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Paul de Marky

Paul (Alexander) de Marky. Pianist, teacher, composer, b Gyula, Hungary, 25 May 1897, naturalized Canadian 1931, d Montreal 16 May 1982. He studied in Budapest with Stephan Thomán (pupil of Liszt), making his debut there in 1921. He moved to Canada in 1924.

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Moe Koffman

In 1950 he moved to the USA, where he played in the big bands of Sonny Dunham, Jimmy Dorsey, and others. In New York he studied flute with Harold Bennett (of the Metropolitan Opera orchestra) and clarinet with Leon Russianoff (principal of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra).