William Waite

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William G. Waite (October 1917, in Massachusetts – 1980) was an American-born musicologist. Waite was educated and taught solely at Yale. He began his teaching career in 1947 and received his PhD in 1951. His dissertation, The Rhythm of Twelfth-Century Polyphony: its Theory and Practice outlines his ideas on modal interpretation of organum duplum. The second half of this work is a transcription of organum from the Magnus liber organi. [1] His textbook, The Art of Music (1962), written with Beekman Cannon and Alvin Johnson, was a popular introductory music text for many years. He died from pancreatic cancer in 1980. * v * t * e * v * t * e * v * t * e

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Holy Trinity School. The building of the Sunday School was financed by the fund-raising efforts of Ulverston townsfolk, businessman and clergy. It was designed by Mr. Grundy, built by W. Waite and opened in 1892. The clergy played an important role in the education of pupils in 19th century Ulverston. Combined with the new Education Act of 1870, they ensured that church schools received larger government grants. In 1891, one year before Trinity School opened, elementary education was made free to all British children.

The Gill, Ulverston, United Kingdom where they built (1892)