George Whiting

born on 16/8/1884 in Chicago, IL, United States

died on 18/12/1943 in New York City, NY, United States

George Whiting

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

George Elbridge Whiting (September 14, 1840 October 14, 1923) was an American composer of classical music.

Early life and career

Born in Holliston, Massachusetts, he founded the Beethoven Society in Hartford, Connecticut when he was fifteen years old. He moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1862 and later to New York City. Whiting was a student of George Washbourne Morgan. He went to Liverpool, England, and studied with William Thomas Best. He later studied in Berlin with Robert Radecke and others.

Whiting worked in various positions in Albany, New York and Boston. He succeeded John Henry Willcox as organist and choir master at the Church of the Immaculate Conception on the south side of Boston, where he composed his masses in C minor, F minor, and Eb major.

In 1874, Whiting became organist of the Music Hall in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1878 he went to the Music Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio. Whiting was also for a time head of the organ department in the New England Conservatory.


Whiting died in Cambridge, Massachusetts at the age of 83.

Musical works

His compositions include:

  • mass in C minor (1872)
  • mass in F minor (1874)
  • mass in F minor (undated)
  • "Dream Pictures" (1874)
  • "The Tale of the Viking" (1878)
  • Leonora (1893 opera)
  • three cantatas
  • some pieces for orchestra
  • and several songs.
  • music for the organ

He wrote several published texts, including:

  • "The Organist" (Boston, 1870)
  • "The First Six Months on the Organ" (Boston, 1871).

External links

  • Free scores by George Whiting in the International Music Score Library Project
This page was last modified 16.12.2013 19:56:43

This article uses material from the article George Whiting from the free encyclopedia Wikipedia and it is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.