Walter S. Hartley


Walter S. Hartley (1927–2016) began composing at age five and became seriously dedicated to it at sixteen. All his college degrees are from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. He received his Ph.D. in composition there in 1953. Some of his teachers were Burrill Phillips, Thomas Canning, Herbert Elwell, Bernard Rogers, Howard Hanson, and Dante Fiorillo. At present he is Professor Emeritus of Music and Composer-in-Residence at State University College, Fredonia, N.Y. He also taught piano, theory and composition at the National Music Camp (now Interlochen Arts Camp) at Interlochen, Michigan from 1956 to 1964. His list of acknowledged works is now over 300, dating from 1949 on, and most of these are published. He was a member of the American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers, from which he has received an annual award for achievement in serious music since 1962. His music has been performed by many ensembles, and there have been many recordings.


Works available from Zimbel Press:
(Full information about work is available from the catalogue pages.)

#80101137 -- Adagio for organ
#80101299 -- They That Put Their Trust for SSATB choir and opt. organ
#80101300 -- How Excellent Thy Name for SATB choir
#80101301 -- O Sing a New Song for SSATB choir
#80101302 -- Orpheus with His Lute for SSATB choir
#80101307 -- Prelude: Fount of Blessing for organ