Slaughter, A. Walter

1860-

 

English composer and conductor who has written several light operas, and numerous songs, and who began his musical career by becoming a chorister at St. Andrew's Church, London, while pursuing his studies at the City of London School. Later he studied music with Cellier and Jacobi. He was conductor of the Royal Theatre, the Olympic, the Drury Lane and the St. James Theatre. He has written a three-act comic opera, Marjorie; The Rose and the Ring, from Thackeray's work; and the musical comedy, The French Maid, which was brought out at Terry's Theatre, London, and later in New York, with Miss Anna Held in the title role. His other operatic works are Her Royal Highness, and Dandy Dan. He has also composed several songs.