Whitney Eugene Thayer (1838 - 1889)
United States (USA)
Whitney Eugene Thayer (December 11, 1838, Mendon,
Massachusetts ? June 27, 1889, Burlington,
Vermont) was an American organist and composer.
Thayer gave his first concert just after the
installation of the new organ in the Boston Music
Hall in 1863. He studied organ and counterpoint in
Berlin with Carl August Haupt, after which he
worked in Boston and later in New York City as an
organist. He was also a touring virtuoso, organ
teacher, and music writer.
Apart from a festive cantata and a mass, he
composed numerous works for organ, art songs, and