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Elinor Remick Warren

Elinor Remick Warren (February 23, 1900, Los Angeles – April 27, 1991, Los Angeles) was an American composer of contemporary classical music and pianist. She composed in a predominantly neo-Romantic style.[1]

She attended Mills College, where she studied piano with Leopold Godowsky and Harold Bauer. Her composition instructors included Olga Steeb, Paolo Gallico, Frank La Forge, Clarence Dickinson, and Nadia Boulanger. During her lifetime she wrote over 200 compositions.[2]

In 1936 she married the film producer Z. Wayne Griffin (1907–1981).[3][2] She died at her home at the age of 91.

Principal works

  • The Fountain, symphonic sketch (orig. for piano, 1934 ; orch. 1939). 4'30
  • The Legend of King Arthur, A Choral Symphony, for Baritone, Tenor, choir and orchestra (includes an orchestral Intermezzo) (1939-40 ; rev. 1974). 69'
  • The Crystal Lake, symphonic poem (1946). 9'30[4]
  • Scherzo for orchestra (orig. for piano, 1937 ; orch. 1950). 3'
  • Along the Western Shore, symphonic suite in three movements (orig. for piano, 1946-47 ; orch. 1954). 12'[5]
  • Suite for Orchestra in four movements (1954 ; rev. 1960). 21'[6]
  • Symphony in One Movement (1970). 18'[7]

The essential of Elinor Warren's output consists in vocal and choral works.


  • Bortin, Virginia (1987). Elinor Remick Warren: Her Life and Her Music. Composers of North America, no. 5. Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press.
  • Bortin, Virginia (1993). Elinor Remick Warren: A Bio-Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.


External links

  • Official site

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