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(Trumpet, vocals, 1908–54) Oran Thaddeus Page surfaced in the Bennie Moten Band as a powerful blues player, often using a plunger mute. He was with the as-yet unknown Count Basie in 1936 and might soon have left Kansas City as one of that fabled band of brothers had he not been approached by Joe Glaser. Glaser was Louis ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel
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The last of the triumvirate of guitar legends who played with The Yardbirds, Jimmy Page became an icon of rock guitarists in the 1970s with Led Zeppelin. Elements of his playing style have been copied to the point of cliché in the years since Led Zeppelin dominated the rock world, but as the originator, Page developed the heavy-metal ...

Source: Rock Guitar Heroes, consultant editor Rusty Cutchin
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(Tuba, bass, 1900–57) By the end of the 1930s Walter Page had brought the usually subordinate roll of the bass to a position of critical importance without substantially expanding its time-keeping function. As a component of the unique Count Basie ‘all-American’ rhythm section from 1936–42, he produced a large, round but never percussive attack, whose ringing ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel
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to staff notation using a combination of MIDI keyboard, qwerty keyboard and mouse. In this way, passages of music can be edited and laid out on the printed page in much the same way as a word processor handles language. The software uses MIDI sound modules or built-in software instruments to play back the score and allow the composer ...

Source: The Illustrated Complete Musical Instruments Handbook, general editor Lucien Jenkins
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however accomplished her playing. The instrument was well established before she was even born. Its feminine attributes, however, are unmistakable. What may well be the most famous title page in the history of music reads: Parthenia or The Maydenhead of the first Musicke that ever was printed for the Virginalls. The date was 1613, and the collection – ...

Source: The Illustrated Complete Musical Instruments Handbook, general editor Lucien Jenkins
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Bagpipe Somewhere, perhaps in Mesopotamia, about 7,000 years ago, a shepherd may well have looked at a goat skin and some hollow bones and had an idea for a new musical instrument: the bagpipe. In the early Christian era, the instrument spread from the Middle East eastward into India and westward to Europe. By the seventeenth ...

Source: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music, general editor Paul Du Noyer
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after the closing credits, while the extroverted piano performances of Liberace proved that easy listening could thrive in a live environment. Other artists, including Perry Como and Patti Page in the 1950s and The Carpenters in the 1970s, introduced vocals to the mix with globally successful results. Overlapping with the accessible orchestrations of easy listening, but camper ...

Source: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music, general editor Paul Du Noyer
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to tell him that one day he will leave her for a girl of his own age. Too late she realizes she has not kissed him goodbye and sends her page Mohammed to deliver the rose to him. Act II Sophie is excitedly waiting for the Knight of the Rose to arrive. Octavian appears, richly dressed, and makes the ...

Source: Definitive Opera Encyclopedia, founding editor Stanley Sadie
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met. In secret, he travels to France to see her. They meet in the forest at Fontainebleau and fall in love; he gives her his portrait. Thibault, a page, arrives with the news that, to settle the peace treaty between France and Spain, Elisabeth must now marry Don Carlos’s father. For the sake of peace, ...

Source: Definitive Opera Encyclopedia, founding editor Stanley Sadie
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Falstaff laments his lack of funds. He announces his plans to woo the wives of two wealthy gentlemen and writes love letters to the ladies – Alice Ford and Meg Page – asking Pistol and Bardolph to deliver them. When they refuse, Falstaff chases them from the inn and entrusts the letters to a pageboy. Alice and Meg, along ...

Source: Definitive Opera Encyclopedia, founding editor Stanley Sadie
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heart. He hopes to court the countess. The countess’s confidante Ragonde arrives and informs the hermit that her mistress wishes to see him; he consents. The count’s tutor and his page Isolier arrive in search of the count, and also hope to find the countess, whom Isolier loves. The tutor realizes the hermit’s true identity. Isolier asks the hermit ...

Source: Definitive Opera Encyclopedia, founding editor Stanley Sadie
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angrily resolves to outwit his master. Dr Bartolo enters with his housekeeper Marcellina. They plan to force Figaro to marry Marcellina to pay a debt he owes her. The Count’s page, Cherubino, arrives and announces that the Count has caught him with Barbarina, the gardener’s daughter. He professes his love for the Countess, and all the other ...

Source: Definitive Opera Encyclopedia, founding editor Stanley Sadie
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guests describe their experiences of love. Raoul has fallen for a lady whom he saved from some students. Marcel, Raoul’s servant, arrives and sings a Huguenot song. Nevers’ page announces the arrival of a woman to see Nevers. The guests watch the encounter; Raoul is incensed to see it is the woman he loves. She is Valentine, Nevers’ ...

Source: Definitive Opera Encyclopedia, founding editor Stanley Sadie
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for money. Fortunes change at the tables. They all lose and the banker, hearing that the shares have collapsed, demands payment in cash. Lulu changes clothes with a page and escapes with Alwa. Lulu is a prostitute in London. Schigolch and Alwa hide when she appears with her first client. Geschwitz arrives with Lulu’s portrait. Lulu’s next client, ...

Source: Definitive Opera Encyclopedia, founding editor Stanley Sadie
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I Courtiers await the arrival of Gustavus III (Riccardo). Among them are the Counts Horn and Ribbing (Tom and Samuel), who are plotting his downfall. Gustavus arrives; Oscar, his page, hands him a list of guests for a masked ball. Gustavus, seeing the name of Amelia, sings of his concealed love for her; she is the wife ...

Source: Definitive Opera Encyclopedia, founding editor Stanley Sadie
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