Walter, George Wffliam



Noted organist; son of William Henry Walter; born in New York City. When only three years old his talent asserted itself, and at five he played the organ at Trinity Chapel. He studied under James K. Paine in Boston and under Samuel P. Warren in New York, and in 1869 he removed to Washington, D. C., where in 1882 he was made Doctor of Music, by Columbian University. He is an expert on organ construction, and as a player is noted for his t skill in extemporization and in registration. His musical library, containing about eight thousand works, is considered one of the finest in the country.