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composer , conductor , organist

William Arthur Goldsworthy, British organist, conductor, composer. Member American Guild of Organists, Society American Composers, organists and Publishers. Progressive in politics. Episcopalain.

Background

Goldsworthy, William Arthur was born on February 8, 1878 in Cornwall England. Son of Thomas and Mary Jane (Rogers) Goldsworthy.

Education

Came to the United States 1888. Educated grammar and high schools, Kingston, New York. Studied music under masters in the United States, London and Paris.

Career

1 son, Edwin Arthur. Organist successively 1st Baptist Church (Kingston), St. Ann’s on the Heights (Brooklyn), St. Andrew’s Church (New York City). Organist and director St. Mark’s Church in the Bouwerie after 1927. Recital organist Board of Education, New York City, 1907-1917, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, 1932-1935.

Director Rubinstein Club, 1934.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer of all the music for services of St. Mark’s Church and of many compositions, among them: Majesty, Scherzo for organ, 1921. Te Deum, 2 Anthems, 1928-1929. Eight Male Choruses, 1929-1934.

      The Vision in the Wilderness (oratorio), 1931. The Last Wish (chorus and solos), 1934. Opera for women’s voices, The Queen of Sheba, 1935.

      The Prophet, A Mystical oratorio, 1936. Contributor many articles to American Organist.

Membership

Member American Guild of Organists, Society American Composers, organists and Publishers. Progressive in politics. Episcopalain.

Connections

Married Elsie Gage, of Kingston, New York, April.

father:
Thomas Goldsworthy

mother:
Mary Jane (Rogers) Goldsworthy

spouse:
Elsie Gage