Tovey, Sir Donald Francis, 1875-1940, English pianist and musicologist, grad. Oxford, 1898. As a pianist he appeared in England and on the Continent after 1900 and in the United States in 1925 and 1927. He was professor of music (1914-40) at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Although he was an accomplished composer, he is best remembered for his analytical writings on music, which include Essays in Musical Analysis (7 vol., 1935-45), a collection of his program annotations; Musical Form and Matter (1934); A Companion to Beethoven's Pianoforte Sonatas (1931); and Beethoven (1944). He was adviser on music for the 14th edition of The Encyclopaedia Britannica; many of his articles for this and previous editions were collected and published in 1945. Tovey edited Bach's Art of the Fugue and wrote (1932) a companion essay to it. He was knighted in 1935.
Tovey is a village in Christian County, Illinois, United States. The town's population was 516 at the 2000 census.


Tovey is located at (39.588585, -89.449455).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 516 people, 212 households, and 146 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,791.2 people per square mile (1,106.8/km²). There were 231 housing units at an average density of 1,249.5/sq mi (495.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.64% White, 0.39% African American, 0.39% Native American, and 0.58% from two or more races.

There were 212 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the village the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,417, and the median income for a family was $39,018. Males had a median income of $30,250 versus $19,615 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,712. About 6.3% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.0% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.


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