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Ellis, Vivian John Herman (1903–1996), composer and lyricist, was born on 29 October 1903 at 207 Goldhurst Terrace, Hampstead, London, the only son of Henry Herman Ellis (c.1868–1909), tailor, and his wife, Maud Alexandrina Isaacson (1870–1961). He inherited musical talent from his mother, a violin pupil of ...

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Gay, Noel [real name Reginald Moxon Armitage] (1898–1954), composer and lyricist, was born on 15 July 1898 at Park Terrace, Leeds Road, Outwood, Wakefield, the son of Harry Armitage, a colliery clerk, and his wife, Charlotte Elizabeth Moxon. Musically precocious, he won a scholarship to ...

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Noel Gay (1898–1954) by Howard Coster, 1932 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Haym, Nicola Francesco (1678–1729), composer and librettist, born on 26 June 1678 at Rome, was conjecturally the eldest of three children of a German, Sebastiano Haym (d. before 1700), and his wife, Elena. Nicola was a professional violoncellist in 1694, a member of the ...