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Noble, Thomas Tertius
Nigro, George Anthony, composer, author; b. Revere, Mass., Aug. 13, 1919. ASCAP 1950. Song: "Like We Used to Do." Home: 148 Fenno St., Revere, Mass.
Niles, John Jacob, composer, singer, folklorist, recording artist; b. Louis­ville, Ky., April 28, 1892. ASCAP 1942. Educ: Cincinnati Cons. (Hon. Dr. of Music); Univ. and Cons, of Lyon; and Schola Cantorum, Paris; also studied with A. Bimboni and Ed­gar Stillman Kelley. An authority on the music of the Southern Appa­lachians, having made a special study of American folk material and making his own dulcimers for authentic per­formance of such works. Collection sixty-two ballads for children, thirty-five carols and over one thou­sand variants and fragments. Concerts of this material in all principal cities of the U.S., Great Britain and Con­tinental Europe. A frequent contribu­tor of musical articles to standard magazines. In recording field as "Mountaineer Tenor." Works: three albums of records. Books: Singing Soldiers and Song* My Mother Never Taught Me. Music publications: Seven Kentucky Mountain Songs; Seven Negro Exaltations; Songs of the Hill-Folk; Ten Christmas Carols from tlxe Southern Appalachian Moun­tains; Ballads, Carols and Tragic Legends. Songs: "I Wonder as I Wan­der"; "Go AVay from My Window"; "The Carol of the Birds"; "Songs of the Gambling Man." Also 165 octavos, two-piano and four-hand ar­rangements of folk songs, organ prel­udes; oratorio, Lamentation. Home: Boot Hill, R.F.D. 7, Lexington, Ky.
Noble, John Avery (Johnny Noble), composer, author, conductor, radio and recording artist; b. Honolulu, T.H., Sept. 17, 1892; d. Manoa, T.H., Jan. 13, 1944. ASCAP 1935. Educ: Kaiulani School and St. Louis Coll., 1909. Began musical career playing
drums 1910. For seventeen years had own orchestra of Hawaiian musicians and played at Moana and Royal Hawaiian Hotels, Honolulu. To Los Angeles, to direct Hawaiian musical productions 1925. To mainland again to broadcast Hawaiian .programs on radio networks 1927. Executive Mu­tual Telephone Co. of Honolulu. Songs: "Hula Blues"; "For You a Lei"; "My Little Grass Shack in Kealeke-kua, Hawaii"; "Little Brown Gal"; "King Kamehameha"; "My Tane"; "I Want to Learn to Speak Hawaiian"; "Naughty Hula Eyes"; "Island Sere­nade"; "Hilo Hatti", "Hawaiian War Chant." Address: Estate, c/o ASCAP.
Noble, Thomas Tertius, composer, or­ganist, recitalist; b. Bath, Eng., May 5, 1867. ASCAP 1939. U.S. citizen 1936. Educ.: private tutor, Colches­ter; music, Royal College of Music, London; A.R.C.M., 1889; teachers: Parratt, organ; Stanford, composition; Bridge, counterpoint and fugue. Positions held: All Saints, Colchester, 1881-89; St. John's, Wilton Road, London, 1889-90; Assistant, Trinity Coll., Cambridge, 1890-92; Ely Cathedral, 1892-98; York Minster, 1898-1913; St. Thomas Church, Fifth Ave., New York, 1913-43. Teacher of organ, Royal Coll. of Music, Lon­don, 1889-98. Founded York Symph. Orch., 1898; conductor York Musical Society; later Hovingham Festival; re­vived York Festival after a lapse of seventy-five years. Honorary De­grees: F.R.C.O., London; Master of Arts, Columbia Univ.; Doctor of Music, Trinity Coll., Hartford; Doc­tor of Music (Lambert); Fellow of Trinity College, London. Pres. Natl. Assn. of Organists, 1922-24. Retired from St. Thomas 1943, after having served in churches and cathedrals for sixty-two years. Works: "Magnificat"; "Nunc Dimittis in B Minor ; "Souls of the Righteous"; "Fierce was the Wild Billow"; "Grieve Not the Holy Spirit"; "Go to Dark Gethsemane5,

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