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Name Other Names Birthyear Deathyear Notes
Waddell, Chrysogonus 1930 2008 American Trappist monk, composer and author
Wade, John Francis 1711 1786 English hymnist who is sometimes credited with writing and composing the hymn "Adeste Fideles" (which was later translated to "O Come All Ye Faithful") even though the actual authorship of the hymn remains uncertain. The earliest copies of the hymn all bear his signature.
Wadely, Frederick William Wadeley, Frederick William 1882 1970 English organist and composer of sacred music
Waelrant, Hubert Waelrand, Hubert; Waelrand,Hubertus 1518 1595 Flemish composer, teacher, and music editor of the Renaissance. As a composer he was a member of the generation contemporary with Palestrina,
Wager, Willis J. 1911 1981 American professor of Literature at Boston University. Mr. Wager was a longtime chairman of the Division of Humanities at Boston University and served in that position until his retirement in 1977.
Wagner, Douglas Edward 1952 American composer, music educator, conductor and organist. He was a board member of the Choristers Guild and also worked as an editor at the music publisher Lorenz Publishing Company. Also as organist and choirmaster he has worked in various churches. As a composer, he has won several awards from ASCAP. He wrote works for choirs, band, orchestra, organ, piano and vocal music.
Wagner, Franz 1870 1929 Organist in the Grünenwaldkirche in Berlin, and wrote music for piano, organ and male voice choir.
Wagner, Richard Wagner, Wilhelm Richard 1813 1883 German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas"). Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works.
Wagner, Roger 1914 1992 American choral musician, administrator and educator. In 1945, Roger Wagner became the supervisor of young choruses for the City of Los Angeles, most notably the "Los Angeles Concert Youth Chorus." It was from a madrigal group of twelve of these singers that the Roger Wagner Chorale was born in 1946.
Wailes, Andrew 1971 Australian conductor
Wailes, Marylin 1896 1990 Painter, musician and musicologist
Wainwright, John 1723 1768 English composer. His only known musical publication is A Collection of Psalm Tunes, Anthems, Hymns, and Chants: it can be dated by an advertisement in the Manchester Mercury on 21 October 1766, The only item which is now in widespread use is one of the Christmas hymns, 'Christians, awake, salute the happy morn'
Waldteufel, Émile 1837 1915 French, of Jewish Alsatian descent, pianist, conductor and composer of dance music.
Wales, Evelyn 1893 1969 Composer, lyricist and arranger
Walker, Gwyneth 1947 American composer of works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, chorus, solo voice, and individual instruments
Walker, Peter 1938 American folk guitarist. Born in 1938 in Boston, MA. His music often referenced flamenco and Indian classical forms.
Walker, Robert 1936 Dr Robert Walker has spent a lifetime in music education on three continents. He held two Chairs in music education in Canada before coming to Australia and has published widely. He was Chief Examiner for Music for the International Baccalaureate 1987–1993, and Chair of the Research Commission of the International Society for Music Education 1998–2000.
Wallace, William Vincent 1812 1865 Irish composer and musician. He is mainly known as an opera composer, with key works such as Maritana (1845) and Lurline (1847/60)
Waller, Edmund 1606 1687 English poet and politician. He wrote poetic tributes to both Oliver Cromwell (1655) and Charles II (1660).
Waller, Fats Waller, Thomas Wright 1904 1943 American jazz pianist, organist, composer, singer, and comedic entertainer, whose innovations to the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano, and whose best-known compositions, "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Honeysuckle Rose", were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1984 and 1999
Waller, Laurice Singer and Songwriter associated with Billy Graham crusades
Walmisley, Thomas Attwood 1814 1856 organist and composer of church music and glees. Walmisley was organist of Croydon Parish Church in 1830 before becoming organist at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1833, and there he soon became prominent by his anthems and other compositions. He was simultaneously organist for the Choir of St John's College, Cambridge.
Walsh, Frances Rosemary Walsh 1959 New Zealand lyricist, musician. Partner of film-maker Peter Jackson
Walter, Lana 1948 American music educator and composer. In addition to pieces for children's choir she composed several musicals for children
Walters, Edmund 1931 2003 for twenty years principal lecturer and head of music at Liverpool College. Since 1968 he has been well-known as chorus master to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society, and his many compositions for this ensemble have become recorded and performed throughout the world.
Walters, Oscar W. Walters, Oscar Walter 1889 1948 Australian composer and lyricist
Walters, Richard Walters, Rick Music arranger
Walther, Johann Gottfried 1684 1748 German music theorist, organist, composer, and lexicographer of the Baroque era. Not only was his life almost exactly contemporaneous to that of Johann Sebastian Bach, he was the famous composer's cousin. Walther was most well known as the compiler of the Musicalisches Lexicon (Leipzig, 1732), an enormous dictionary of music and musicians.
Walther, Reinhart 1886 1975 Swiss conductor and musicologist,
Walthew, Richard H. Walthew, Richard Henry 1872 1951 English composer and pianist. He was a pupil of Hubert Parry for four years at the Royal College of Music (1890–1894). He taught the opera class at the Guildhall School of Music and from 1907 was Professor of Music at the Queen's College