Primary History

Famous People: Glossary

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Jump to: A-D | E-G | H-L | M-O | P-S | T-Z

A to D

archbishop
An important Christian church leader.
balls
Grand parties with music and dancing.
choir
A group of people singing together.
composer
Someone who makes up and writes music.
concert
A public performance of music for people to listen to.
court
Where a ruler such as an emperor lived and was entertained.

E to G

Emperor
Like a king, but ruling over more than one country.
festival
A celebration, with performances and shows.
Freemasons
A secret 'brotherhood', who do charity work and help one another.
French Revolution
This was in France in 1789, when people killed the king and queen.
funeral
A ceremony when someone dies.

H to L

harpsichord
A keyboard instrument, before the piano.

M to O

notes
The symbols used to write down music.
opera
A play where the actors sing rather than speak.

P to S

palace
The home of a ruler.
solo
Doing something on your own, such as singing or playing the piano.
symphonies
A long piece of music for lots of instruments.

T to Z

tour
A long trip, around a country or from one country to another.
Other famous writers, poets and musicians

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