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Name Other Names Birthyear Deathyear Notes
Woodworth, George Wallace 1902 1969 American choral conductor, organist, and music educator
Woolridge, H. E. Woolridge, Harry Ellis 1845 1917 English musical antiquary, artist and Professor of Fine Arts. His music collections included transcripts of 17th- and 18th-century Italian music.
Wordsworth, William 1770 1850 English poet who introduced Romanticism to English poetry. Wordsworth also showed his affinity for nature with the famous poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud." He became England's poet laureate in 1843, a role he held until his death in 1850.
Work, Henry Clay 1832 1884 American composer and songwriter.
Work, John W. Work, John Wesley III 1901 1967 Afro American composer, educator, choral director, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, not to be confused with his father John Wesley Work Jr, or Grandfather John Wesley Work both of whom were musicians
Worman, Jim American teacher and conductor and Director of Trinity Wind ensemble, Trinity University, Texas
Wotton, Henry [Sir] 1568 1639 English poet, diplomat and Provost of Eton
Wright, David McKee Maori Mac;Glen; Historicus; W; 1869 1928 English born New Zealand poet. He moved to Sydney in May 1910. Under such pseudonyms as 'George Street', 'Pat O'Maori', 'Mary McCommonwealth' and 'Curse o' Moses', he published some 1600 poems in the Bulletin between 1906 and 1927.
Wright, Denis 1895 1967 English composer and conductor of brass band music
Wright, Hugh E. Wright, Hugh Esterel 1879 1940 French Born British actor, Screenwriter and writer, known for Nothing Else Matters (1920), Scrooge (1935) and Garryowen (1920)
Wright, Judith 1915 2000 Australian poet
Wright, Robert Craig 1914 2005 American composer-lyricist for Hollywood and the musical theatre best known for the Broadway musical and musical film Kismet,
Wrubel, Allie 1905 1973 American composer and songwriter. In 1934 he moved to Hollywood to work for Warner Bros. as a contract song writer. Wrubel collaborated with lyricist Ray Gilbert on the song "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" from the film Song of the South which won the Oscar for Best Song in 1947
Wulstan, David 1937 2017 Scholar and musician he established a style of performing Tudor polyphonic music that broke new ground in the 1970s, and has now become mainstream. He did this through directing the Clerkes of Oxenford, the vocal ensemble he founded in 1961 while a student at Magdalen College, Oxford. A composer of carols, anthems, hymns and psalm chants, he also provided some of the incidental music for the BBC drama series I Claudius (1976).
Wyche, Sid 1922 1983 American composer who studied at the Juliard School of Music, where he learned to write entire orchestra scores of music, including drums.Sid became an accomplished musician and composer. One of the many under-recognized Black composers, Sidney Wyche was a great contributor to the music community
Wyeth, John 1770 1858 American musicologist and publisher
Wyle, George Weissman, Bernard 1916 2003 American orchestra leader and composer
Wylie, Murray 1956 Contemporary Australian composer of sacred music. Inspired by works like ‘St. Matthew’s Passion’, he began writing music at an early age. He went on to study piano, flute and harp at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. After a period of time as a high school music teacher, he entered full-time ministry work with Brisbane Christian Fellowship.
Wynn , Hubert 1956 One of the pseudonyms for Frederick Hall, editor and engraver for Allans Music Australia
Wyrtzen, Don Contemporary American composer. Don has either arranged or composed over 400 anthems and sacred songs, including such favorites as Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow; Love Was When; I'll Praise Your Name, Lord; and Finally Home. In 1981, he received a Dove Award from the Gospel Music Association for his musical, The Love Story. To date, over two million of his musicals and cantatas have been sold.