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Walter Finlayson

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Walter Finlayson


Walter Alan Finlayson (b. 2 March 1919, Burlington, Ver. – 16 December 2000) was an American educator, composer and arranger.

Finlayson studied at Ithaca College, Columbia University, and the Juilliard School of Music. His professional career included not only work as a composer and an arranger; he was also a professional artist. Among his artistic endeavors were the cover illustrations of many training piano pieces published by Boosey & Hawkes.

He was also a music educator and retired as chairman of the music department of Katonah-Lewisboro School in 1974. Finlayson wrote quite a few works for band and did extensive guest-conducting, especially of the band of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Finlayson was known especially for his marches Storm King and Thunder Song.

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