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Name Other Names Birthyear Deathyear Notes
Whitehead, Gillian Whitehead, Dame Gillian Karawe 1941 New Zealand composer. She studied composition at the University of Sydney with Peter Sculthorpe from 1964–65, graduating MMus in 1966. She then joined the staff of the Composition School at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Whitehead has written a wide range of music including works for solo, chamber, choral, orchestral and operatic forces,
Whiting, Richard A. Whiting, Richard Armstrong 1891 1938 American composer of popular songs including the standards "Hooray for Hollywood", "Ain't We Got Fun?" and "On the Good Ship Lollipop". He also wrote lyrics occasionally
Whitman, Walt 1819 1892 American poet whose verse collection Leaves of Grass is a landmark in the history of American literature.
Whittaker, Roger 1936 Kenyan/British singer-songwriter and musician, who was born in Nairobi. His music is an eclectic mix of folk music and popular songs
Whittaker, William Gillies 1876 1944 English-Scottish composer, pedagogue, conductor, musicologist, Bach scholar, publisher and writer. He spent his life promoting music
Whittemore, Joan Whittemore, (Sister) Joan American Venetian scholar, noted composer, editor, and guest conductor, has served as clinician for the College Music Society, the American Guild of Organists, and the American Choral Directors Association, and was the founding director of the Carondelet Women’s Chorus and the Carondelet Children’s Chorus. She currently teaches music theory at St. Louis University and voice at St. Louis Community College, Meramec and is listed in Who’s Who of American Women.
Whitworth, John 1921 2013 British countertenor, teacher and organist who enjoyed an international career and went on to become a professor at the Guildhall School of Music.
Whyte-Melville, George John 1821 1878 Scottish novelist of the sporting-field and a poet. He wrote several historical novels and several volumes of poetry
Wiant, Bliss Mitchell 1895 1975 Bliss sought out classical and folk Chinese melodies to combine with Chinese texts to produce original hymns for use by Chinese Christians
Widdicombe, Trevor Music arranger of classical music, carols and gospel songs
Widdop, Walter 1892 1949 British operatic tenor who is best remembered for his Wagnerian performances. His repertoire also encompassed works by Verdi, Leoncavallo, Handel and Bach.
Widor, Charles Marie 1845 1937 French organist, composer and teacher. Widor wrote music for a wide variety of instruments and ensembles (some of his songs for voice and piano are especially notable) and composed four operas and a ballet, but only his works for organ are played with any regularity today
Wigglesworth, Leigh Leigh Wigglesworth OAM received her medal for services to music as an artistic director and choral conductor, and to the community. She is based in Melbourne and has a passion for choral music
Wigmore, Paul 1925 2014 British poet who working with established composers, wrote words for both School and Church choirs. He wrote also for the church congregation, words that are essentially singable and always in the traditional style.
Wikander, David 1884 1955 Swedish musicologist, organist and composer.
Wilberg, Mack 1955 American composer, arranger, conductor, choral clinician and the current music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Wilbur, Richard Purdy 1921 American poet and literary translator. He was appointed the second Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1987, and twice received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, in 1957 and again in 1989.
Wilby, Philip 1949 English composer and musician who develped a serious commitment to composition during the years at Oxford and, having gained his B Mus in composition in 1971, Wilby continued to write music even while working as a professional violinist (first at Covent Garden and later with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra). He returned to Yorkshire in 1972 and is Principal Lecturer in Composition at the University of Leeds. Wilby has also given much time to writing for liturgical purposes
Wilbye, John 1574 1638 English madrigal composer. Wilbye is probably the most famous of all the English madrigalists; his pieces have long been favourites and are often included in modern collections
Wilcher, Phillip 1958 Australian pianist and classical music composer and was a founding member of the children's music group, The Wiggles. When Wilcher published his first work, "Daybreak", at the age of 14, he was one of the youngest classical composers in Australia. Wilcher has published over 100 piano-related works
Wild, Elizabeth Music Editor
Wild, James Music Arranger
Wilde, Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty 1854 1900 Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays,
Wilhousky, Peter J. 1902 1978 American composer, educator, and choral conductor of Ukrainian ethnic extraction.
Wilkinson, Philip G. Wilkinson, Philip George 1923 English 20th century composer and arranger
Wilkinson, Ralph Late 19th century British composer
Wilkinson, Scott 1962 2011 Canadian composer, conductor, and teacher. Scott taught for the Toronto District School Board before moving to Germany where he taught at the Frankfurt International School, and subsequently at the Schiller School in Berlin. He was a guest conductor with a number of orchestras,
Willaert, Adrian 1480 1562 Netherlandish composer of the Renaissance and founder of the Venetian School. He was one of the most representative members of the generation of northern composers who moved to Italy and transplanted the polyphonic Franco-Flemish style there.
Willan, Healey 1880 1968 Anglo-Canadian organist and composer. He composed more than 800 works including operas, symphonies, chamber music, a concerto, and pieces for band, orchestra, organ, and piano. He is best known for his religious music.
Willard, James Broadcaster, composer and lyricist