Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (Washington D.C., 29 de abril de 1899-Nueva York, 24 de mayo de 1974) fue un compositor, director de orquesta y pianista estadounidense de jazz. Está considerado por la crítica como uno de los más importantes e influyentes compositores de jazz de la historia, junto a Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, y Miles Davis.
Cecilia is one of the most famous of the Roman martyrs, even if the familiar stories about her are apparently not founded on authentic material. According to Kirsch, while it is a pious romance, like so many others compiled in the fifth and sixth century, the existence of the martyrs. . Her feast has been celebrated since about the fourth century. Saint Cecilia (Latin: Sancta Caecilia) is the patroness of musicians.
Antony Gormley's Angel of the North sculpture (with a tiny friend), Gateshead, England, United Kingdom, 2009, photograph by Chris C.
He is William the Conqueror. William was the first norman king of England as a result of winning at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. His throne, was then held by his childless first cousin: Edward the Confessor.
Carmina Burana is the name given to a medieval codex containing more than 250 poems from the 11th or 12th century, found in a Benedictin monastery located in Bayern, Southern Germany in 1803.
The Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture, designed by Antony Gormley, which is located in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England. It is a steel sculpture of an angel, 20 metres (66 ft) tall, with wings measuring 54 metres (177 ft) across. The wings do not stand straight sideways, but are angled 3.5 degrees forward; Gormley did this to create "a sense of embrace".
Guillaume de Machaut (sometimes spelled Machault) (c. 1300 – April 1377) was a medieval French poet and composer. He is one of the earliest composers on whom significant biographical information is available. According to Daniel Leech-Wilkinson, Machaut was "the last great poet who was also a composer". Well into the 15th century, Machaut's poetry was greatly admired and imitated by other poets, including Geoffrey Chaucer.
She is one of the first medieval composers whose scores are both extant and able to be interpreted by modern scholars and musicians. Approximately fifty of her hymns are extant and twenty-three are included in Orthodox Church liturgical books. The exact number is difficult to assess, as many hymns are ascribed to different authors in different manuscripts and are often identified as anonymous. In addition, some 789 of her non-liturgical verses survive.