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Name Other Names Birthyear Deathyear Notes
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
Walton, Bob American actor, singer and dancer. Throughout the years, Bob continued to utilize his musical skills – as a pianist, arranger, orchestrator, musical director and writer.
Walton, William 1902 1983 English composer. During a sixty-year career, he wrote music in several classical genres and styles, from film scores to opera. His best-known works include Façade, the cantata Belshazzar's Feast, the Viola Concerto and the First Symphony.
Wangenheim, Volker 1928 2014 German conductor, teacher, and composer. He was music director (1957-63) and then Generalmusikdirektor (1963-78) in Bonn, where he served as principal conductor of the Beethovenhalle Orch., the Phil. Choir, and the Bonn Beethoven Festivals; also was co-founder and artistic director of the German National Youth Orchestra.
Ward, John 1590 1638 English composer who composed madrigals, works for viol consort, services, and anthems. His madrigals are remarkable for their fine texts, broad melodic lines and originality.
Ward, Liz Melbourne based writer and grandmother
Ward, Robert Eugene 1917 2013 American composer of opera, musical drama, orchestral,concert band, vocal, choral and keyboard music
Warland, Dale 1932 American conductor, composer, founder of the Grammy-nominated Dale Warland Singers, scholar, teacher, choral consultant, and renowned champion of contemporary choral composers. Warland is one of only two choral conductors (along with "Robert Shaw (conductor)) inducted into the "American Classical Music Hall of Fame.
Warner, H. Waldo Warner, Harry Waldo 1874 1945 English viola player and composer member of the London String Quartet
Warner, Sylvia Townsend 1893 1978 English novelist and poet. Early in her career Warner researched 15th and 16th century music, and spent a decade as one of the editors of the substantial Tudor Church Music, published by Oxford University Press. In 1934 she published a joint collection of poems with Valentine Ackland, a young poet, and after the war, she wrote fiction.
Warnick, Clay Warnick, H. Clay ; Warnick, Buck 1915 1995 American Composer, Lyricist, Arranger, particularly of Musical Theatre, Musical Director, Conductor
Warrell, Arthur Warrell, Arthur Sydney 1882 1939 British composer, known for several very popular Christmas Carols, among them "A Merry Christmas" (1935).
Warren, Diane 1956 American songwriter, musician and record producer. She rose to prominence in 1983, and has since written songs for and co-written songs with multiple singers, as well as for several feature films.
Warren, Harry 1893 1981 American composer and lyricist. Warren was the first major American songwriter to write primarily for film. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song eleven times and won three Oscars for composing "Lullaby of Broadway", "You'll Never Know" and "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe".
Warren, Mervyn 1964 American film composer, record producer, music conductor, music arranger, lyricist, songwriter, pianist, and vocalist. Warren is a five-time Grammy Award winner and a 10-time Grammy Award nominee.
Warren, Raymond 1928 British composer and university teacher. His works include a choral Passion, a Violin Concerto, and the oratorio Continuing Cities. He has also written six operas.
Warshawsky, Mark M. 1845 1907 Russian Yiddish composer
Washburn, Jon 1942 Canadian/American composer
Washington, Henry 1935 1971 Director of Music at Brompton Oratory, London
Washington, Ned 1901 1976 American lyricist. Washington was nominated for eleven Academy Awards from 1940 to 1962. He won the Best Original Music award twice: in 1940 for "When You Wish upon a Star" in Pinocchio and in 1952 for "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')" in High Noon.
Wastell, Simon 1560 1635 English Biblical scholar and metrical writer.
Watson, Michael Watson, William Michael 1840 1889 English composer of songs and piano music
Watts, Adam 1975 US singer songwriter
Watts, Isaac 1674 1748 English Christian hymnwriter, theologian and logician. A prolific and popular hymn writer, his work was part of evangelization. He was recognized as the "Father of English Hymnody", credited with some 750 hymns. Many of his hymns remain in use today and have been translated into numerous languages.
Watts, Mayme Songwriter of the 1950s and 60s
Wearing, Clive 1938 British musicologist, conductor, tenor and keyboardist. He is an accomplished musician, and is known for editing the works of Orlande de Lassus. Wearing sang at Westminster Cathedral as a tenor lay clerk for many years and also had a successful career as a chorus master and worked as such at Covent Garden and with the London Sinfonietta Chorus.
Weatherly, Fred E. 1848 1929 English lawyer, author, lyricist and broadcaster. He is estimated to have written the lyrics to at least 3,000 popular songs, among the best-known of which are the sentimental ballad "Danny Boy" set to the tune "Londonderry Air", the religious "The Holy City", and the wartime song "Roses of Picardy".
Webb, Jimmy Layne Webb, James Layne 1946 American songwriter, composer, and singer. He has written numerous platinum-selling songs