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Wilmer Welsh
1932 - 2008
United States of America, OH
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W.H. Welsh
Wilmer Hayden [Wilmer] Welsh B.Sc. (17/07/1932 - 05/03/2008), an American composer; born in Cincinnati, Ohio, died in Charleston. He studied at the John Hopkins University, became Assistant professor at Winthrop College in 1963. Welsh became recognized in the press in 1954 as a significant young composer.
Composed in:1954
Musical form:Book of Common Prayer
Requiem (1954) for SATB choir soprano and bariton soli and organ. Text: Book of Common Prayer .
Source:Robert Chase, Dies Irae: A Guide to Requiem Music, Scarecrow Press, Inc. 2003
In 1954 a Washington Post review of his "Requiem" stated, "It has beauty and fresh ways with old materials. This composer, at age 22, makes us interested to hear his music in the years to come."