Born: Ap­ril 25, 1862, New­ing­ton, South­wark, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: De­cem­ber 11, 1935, Man­hat­tan, New York.

Buried: Ocean­view Ce­me­te­ry, Booth­bay, Maine, the lo­ca­tion of his sum­mer home.



Walter was the hus­band of Ce­les­tia May Young­man.

He stu­died at the Roy­al Acad­e­my of Mu­sic for four years un­der George Mac­far­ren, H. C. Ban­nis­ter, Charles Steg­gall, and oth­ers.

He em­i­grat­ed to Am­er­i­ca in 1883.

He was or­gan­ist and choir­mas­ter at St. Luke’s Church, Ger­man­town, Penn­syl­van­ia; St. Pe­ter’s Church, Al­ba­ny, New York; Church of the Hea­ven­ly Rest, New York Ci­ty; St. James’ Church, New York Ci­ty; and Ca­thed­ral of St. John the Divine, New York Ci­ty.

He found­ed and con­duct­ed the Brook­lyn Or­a­to­rio So­ci­e­ty, found­ed the Ca­thed­ral Fes­ti­val Choir, and was Pro­fess­or of Cho­ral and Church Mu­sic at Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty (1913–30).




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