George Elbridge Whiting (1840-1923) was born in Holliston, Massachusetts. He founded the Beethoven Society in Hartford, Connecticut when he was fifteen years old. He moved to Boston in 1862 and later to New York City. Whiting was a student of George Washbourne Morgan. He went to Liverpool, England, and studied with William Thomas Best. He later studied in Berlin. He worked in various positions in Albany, New York and Boston. He succeeded John Henry Willcox as organist and choir master at the Church of the Immaculate Conception and was organist of the Music Hall in Boston. He held the position at the Music Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio, and, for a time, was head of the organ department in the New England Conservatory. He died in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His older brother Charles Edward Whiting (1833-1923) was also an accomplished musician and composer.
All are mixed chorus unless noted; some contain divisi.