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Name Other Names Birthyear Deathyear Notes
Webb, Peter Webb, Peter Roderick OAM 1948 Australian composer, music Teacher, oboist, conductor. While Peter's career as a performing musician flourished, he also established himself as a composer of international renown, with over forty compositions to his name.
Webb, William 1600 1657 English baroque composer. Gentleman of the Chapel Royal. He was a songwriter and his works suggest that he was active as a composer before 1620
Webbe, Samuel 1740 1816 English composer. A Roman Catholic, in 1776 he succeeded George Paxton as organist of the Sardinian Embassy Chapel, a position which he held until 1795: he was also organist and choirmaster of chapel of the Portuguese Embassy in Lincoln's Inn Fields, Webbe also published nine books of glees, between the years 1764 and 1798, and some songs. Arguably his glees are his best claim on posterity, though his church music was particularly influential.
Webbe, Samuel (Jnr.) 1770 1843 English composer organist and hymnwriter. He adapted the tune RICHMOND, and was organist at Paradise Street Unitarian Church, Liverpool (1798). Later he succeeded his father as organist at the Spanish Ambassador’s Chapel,
Webber, A. Music arranger and translator
Webber, Amherst 1867 1946 English Composer, vocal coach and Musicologist of late 19th and early 20th Century
Webber, John Australian born teacher, singer, and musician previously based in England. He is a Director of several choirs and choirmaster at present of faculty member at Guerin Catholic High School in Noblesville where he teaches band, music theory, composition, International Baccalaureate Music, and piano and keyboard and Director of the church choir in USA
Webber, William Southcombe Lloyd 1914 1982 English organist and composer. Father of Andrew and Julian Lloyd Webber. He composed works ranging from choral pieces to instrumental items, and served as a teacher, instructing pupils on music theory at the Royal College of Music
Weber, Carl Maria von Weber , Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von 1786 1826 German composer, conductor, pianist, guitarist and critic, one of the first significant composers of the Romantic school.
Webster, George 1866 1942 American non denominational minister who wrote several hundred published hymns and other songs.
Webster, Paul Francis 1907 1984 American lyricist who won three Academy Awards for Best Song and was nominated sixteen times for the award.
Wedderburn, James 1495 1553 Scottish poet and playwright. In conjunction with his brothers John Wedderburn and Robert Wedderburn, he wrote a number of sacred parodies on popular ballads, which were published apparently at first as broadsheet ballads
Wedderburn, John 1505 1553 Scottish poet and theologian. who joined with his two brothers, James and Robert, in composing ballads directed against Roman Catholicism, They wrote a number of sacred parodies on popular ballads, which were published apparently at first as broadsheet ballads
Wedderburn, Robert 1510 1560 Scottish Lyricist. n conjunction with his brothers James and John, he wrote a number of sacred parodies on popular ballads, which were published apparently at first as broadsheet ballads. Robert succeeded his uncle, John Barry, as vicar of Dundee in 1546. He remained in this post until his death, in Dundee, some time between 1555 and 1560.
Weelkes, Thomas 1575 1623 English composer and organist. He became organist of Winchester College in 1598, moving to Chichester Cathedral. His works are chiefly vocal, and include madrigals, anthems and services.
Weil, Cynthia 1940 American songwriter. She is famous for having written many songs together with her husband Barry Mann.
Weill, Kurt 1900 1950 German composer, active from the 1920s in his native country, and in his later years in the United States. He was a leading composer for the stage who was best known for his fruitful collaborations with Bertolt Brecht. With Brecht, he developed productions such as his best-known work The Threepenny Opera, which included the ballad "Mack the Knife".
Weinrich, Carl 1904 1991 American organist, choral conductor, and teacher. He was particularly known for his recitals and recordings of Bach's organ music and as a leader in the revival of Baroque organ music in the United States
Weir, N. Lyricist.
Weismann, Wilhelm 1900 1980 German composer and musicologist and specialist in the study of Renaissance.
Weiss, Donn 1928 1998 Member of UCLA Music faculty, conductor, and choral and instrumental arranger.
Weiss, George David 1910 2010 American songwriter and former President of the Songwriters Guild of America. He was a very prolific songwriter during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, with many of his songs attaining high rankings on the charts. Weiss also contributed to a number of film scores
Weiss, Stephen Weis, Stefan 1898 1984 Austrian born songwriter and composer
Weiss, Willoughby Hunter 1820 1867 English oratorio and opera singer and composer. He became one of the most celebrated bass singers of the 19th century, and sang in the premieres of many English works.
Weldon, John 1676 1736 English composer. Weldon was made a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, where he devoted the latter part of his life almost exclusively to the duties of the Chapel Royal and to writing church music
Wells, Robert 1922 1998 American songwriter, composer, script writer and television producer. During his early career, he collaborated with singer and songwriter Mel Tormé, writing several hit songs, most notably "The Christmas Song" in 1945. Later, he became a prolific writer and producer for television
Wendt, Theo Wendt, Theophil Otto Frederick Charles 1874 1951 English born composer, who spent some time in South Africa before going to USA in 1926. In 1938 he returned to South Africa and was appointed official orchestrator to SABC
Wensley, Shapcott Henry Shapcott Bunce 1855 1917 English Librettist for Maunder and Elgar among others
Werner, Gregor Joseph 1695 1766 Kapelmeister for Prince Paul Esterhazy composer of church and secular music
Werner, Hildegard Werner, Hildegard Charlotta Aurora 1834 1911 Swedish musician, musical conductor and a journalist active in Great Britain. In 1871 she became the principal of a music school and a conductor in music in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. she was a journalist for several British papers from 1880, and also a correspondent for some Swedish papers.