Walter Hartley (organist)

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Walter Hartley (b. 1879) was an organist and composer based in England.

Life[edit]

He was born in Leeds in 1879. He was educated at Durham University.

He married Alice Lillian Wilson, the daughter of Robert Kirby Wilson, on 31 July 1902 in the Brunswick Chapel, Leeds. They had two children:

  • George Wilson Hartley (b. 1903)
  • Constance Hartley (b. 1905)

Appointments[edit]

  • Organist of Providence Chapel, Leeds 1895 - 1897
  • Organist of St. Peter's Church, Leeds, 1897 - 1900
  • Organist of Queen Street Congregational Church 1900 - 1909[1]
  • Organist of Roscoe Wesleyan Church 1909 - 1914
  • Organist of St. Mark's Church, Leeds 1914 - 1921[2]
  • Organist of Selby Abbey (appointed 1922)

Compositions[edit]

He composed:

  • Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in B flat
  • Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G
  • Benedicite in F
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Herbert Hill
Organist of Selby Abbey
1922 - ????
Succeeded by
David Patrick Gedge

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who's Who in Music, Shaw Publishing Ltd. 1937
  2. ^ Who's Who in Music, Shaw Publishing Ltd. 1949-50