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William Whittaker
1876 - 1944
Great Britain, England
W.G. Whittaker
William Gillies [William] Whittaker (23/07/1876 - 05/07/1944), an English musical scholar, choral conductor and composer, born in Newcastle on Tyne.
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
He was a lecturer at Armstrong College (now Newcastle University), a composer, conductor, folk-song collector, and friend of Holst and Vaughan Williams. In particular he enjoyed national renown for his choral conducting with the Newcastle Bach Choir (formed by him in 1915) whose dual mission was to perform the works of Bach and contemporary choral music by British and French composers.
Requiem aeternam
Composed in:1935
Musical form:fragment
Label(s):Viking VPW 003 (LP)
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Contributor:Arye Kendi