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William Augustus Montgomery

William Augustus Montgomery. Organist-choirmaster, composer, b Hawick, Scotland, 25 Nov 1872, d Halifax, NS, 18 Dec 1948; LTCM 1894, B MUS (Durham) 1897, LRAM 1905, FRCO 1910. He studied piano, organ, and theory in Great Britain with Charles Edward Allum, G.H.

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Eddie Schwartz

Eddie (Edward Sydney) Schwartz. Songwriter, singer, record producer, guitarist, b Toronto 22 Dec 1949; BA (York) 1976. Eddie Schwartz began writing songs in his teens and fronted the Toronto rock band Icarus in the late 1960s.

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Gordon Monahan

Monahan, Gordon. Composer, pianist, b Kingston, Ont, 1 Jun 1956; BA music (Mount Allison) 1980. He studied physics 1974-6 at the University of Ottawa and music 1976-80 at Mount Allison, where his teachers included Michael R. Miller (composition) and Janet Hammock (piano).

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Albert Faucher

Albert Faucher, economist and historian (b at Quebec 20 Jul 1915 - d at Québec, Qc, 19 Mar 1992). He first studied at U Laval where he came first in his class at the new School of Social Sciences founded in 1938.

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James Morton

James Morton. Clarinetist, teacher, b Britton, Okla, 26 Jan 1929, naturalized Canadian 1981, d Ottawa 31 Aug 1997; B MUS (Michigan) 1950, M MUS (Michigan) 1952. He began clarinet studies at 12 in a junior high-school band, but did not have formal training until he entered university.

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The Paupers

The Paupers. Toronto rock band. It was formed in 1965 as the Spats by the drummer Ronn (Skip) Prokop, the guitarists Bill Misener and Chuck Beal, and the bass guitarist Denny Gerrard.

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Charles Peaker

Charles Peaker. Organist, choirmaster, teacher, writer, b Derby, England, 6 Dec 1899, d Toronto 11 Aug 1978; ATCM 1919, FRCO 1929, B MUS (Toronto) 1925, D MUS (Toronto) 1936, honorary FRCCO 1973.

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Roloff Beny

Roloff Beny, photographer (b Wilfred Roy Beny at Medicine Hat, Alta 7 Jan 1924; d at Rome, Italy 16 Mar 1984). Beny took up photography as a child. He also painted and had a watercolour show at age 15.

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Walter Ostanek

Walter (b Ladislav John) Ostanek. Accordionist, composer, b Duparquet, near Rouyn, Que, of Yugoslavian parents, 20 Apr 1935. Raised in St Catharines, Ont, he began playing button accordion at nine and turned to piano accordion at 12.

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Rowland Pack

Rowland (Sterling) Pack. Cellist, organist, choir conductor, b London, Ont, 15 Jul 1927, d Toronto 3 Jan 1964. As a child he studied piano with his aunt, Ruby Pack, organ with Thomas C. Chattoe, and cello with Goldwin Quantz. At 15 he became organist-choirmaster of Robinson United Church, London.

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Raymond Pannell

Pannell, Raymond. Composer, pianist, writer, b London, Ont, 25 Jan 1935. His father played oboe in the Royal Canadian Regiment Band.

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John MacLeod

John (Norman) MacLeod. Trumpeter, composer, record producer, b Toronto 17 Aug 1955. While studying 1974-7 at Humber College with Don Johnson (trumpet), Ron Collier (arranging), and Allen S. Michalek (improvisation), he performed and recorded with the Humber 'A' Band.

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Parlow String Quartet

Parlow String Quartet. Founded by Kathleen Parlow shortly after her return to Canada in August 1941 to take up a teaching post at the TCM. As early as 19 Jan 1941, in a letter to Sir Ernest MacMillan, she had expressed her wish to form a quartet.

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Patricia Parr

Patricia (Ann) Parr. Pianist, teacher, composer, b Toronto 10 Jun 1937; Artist Diploma (Curtis) 1957. She had her first lessons from her mother and studied piano 1942-51 with Mona Bates and composition 1949-51 with John Weinzweig.

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Romain-Octave Pelletier

Romain-Octave I (Jean) (Octave) Pelletier (Peltier). Organist, pianist, composer, educator, writer on music, b Montreal 9 Sep 1843, d there 4 Mar 1927; honorary D MUS (Montreal) 1919. While very young he displayed a quick ear, correcting the errors of his two sisters who were studying piano.