George W Warren
George William Warren (17 August 1828, Albany, N.Y. – 17 March 1902, New York, N.Y.) was an American organist, conductor and composer.
Warren attended Racine College in Wisconsin, then played the organ at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (1846-1858) and St. Paul’s Church (1858-1860) in Albany, New York. In 1860, he moved to New York City to become organist at Holy Trinity Church. After 10 years there, he became organist and choir director at St. Thomas’ Church in New York City.
Warren wrote hymns and salon pieces but is best known for his hymn God of Our Fathers.
No music was played at his funeral, attended by thousands, as the mourners believed they could find no finer organist.
Works for Winds
- God of Our Fathers (arr. Knox) (1876/1988/2014)
- God of Our Fathers (arr. Osterling) (1876/1983)
- God of Our Fathers (arr. Smith) (1876/1974)
- George William Warren, Cyberhymnal
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "George William Warren." Accessed 11 November 2015.