John Francis Wade

"O Come, All Ye Faithful" (originally written in Latin as Adeste Fideles) is a Christmas carol that has been attributed to various authors, including John Francis Wade (1711–1786), John Reading (1645–1692), King John IV of Portugal (1604–1656), and anonymous Cistercian monks. The earliest printed version is in a book published by Wade, but the earliest manuscript bears the name of King John IV, and is located in the library of the Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa. A manuscript by Wade, dating to 1751, is held by Stonyhurst College in Lancashire.

The original four verses of the hymn were extended to a total of eight, and these have been translated into many languages. The English translation of "O Come, All Ye Faithful" by the English Catholic priest Frederick Oakeley, written in 1841, is widespread in most English-speaking countries.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1897 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 67 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 826 7-in. 7/22/1897 Adeste fidelis Brass Quartet from Sousa's Band Brass quartet composer  
Berliner 0559 7-in. 9/29/1899 Adeste fidelis Instrumentalist(s) (unidentified; Berliner Gramophone Co.) Chimes composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]608 7-in. 1/8/1901 Adeste fidelis Christopher H. H. Booth Chimes solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]608 10-in. 1/22/1902 Adeste fidelis Christopher H. H. Booth Chimes composer  
Victor A-483 7-in. 10/5/1903 Adeste fidelis Jules Levy Cornet solo composer  
Victor B-483 10-in. 10/5/1903 Adeste fidelis Jules Levy Cornet solo composer  
Victor B-786 10-in. 12/4/1903 Adeste fideles Christopher H. H. Booth Chimes composer  
Victor B-932 10-in. 1/18/1904 O come all ye faithful Richard Jose Counter-tenor vocal solo, with organ composer  
Victor A-1673 7-in. 9/7/1904 O come all ye faithful Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer  
Victor B-1673 10-in. 9/7/1904 O come all ye faithful Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer  
Victor B-6593 10-in. 11/11/1908 Oh, come all ye faithful Haydn Quartet Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-6689 10-in. 12/29/1908 Adeste fidelis Westminter Chimes [i.e., Chris Chapman] Chimes composer  
Victor B-11062 10-in. 10/6/1911 Oh, come all ye faithful Trinity Choir Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-13805 12-in. 9/16/1913 Most excellent master ode no. 1 Metropolitan Quartet Male vocal quartet, with organ composer  
Victor C-15849 12-in. 3/31/1915 Adeste fideles John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with male vocal chorus, chimes, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-17466 10-in. 4/9/1916 O come all ye faithful Reginald L. McAll Organ solo composer  
Victor B-20471 10-in. 8/1/1917 Come all ye faithful Ferdinand Himmelreich Celeste solo composer  
Victor B-23127 10-in. 8/15/1919 O vämus adora Manuel Carvalho ; Anna Schwarze Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-23772 10-in. 3/15/1920 Adeste fideles Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with bells, oboe, and violin solos composer  
Victor BVE-23772 10-in. 9/1/1926 Adeste fideles Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with bells, trombone, and cornet solos composer  
Victor B-24601 10-in. 9/27/1920 Oh come, all ye faithful Ernestine Schumann-Heink Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26506 10-in. 6/6/1922 Adeste fideles Stokowski Chorus Mixed vocal chorus composer  
Victor B-26857 10-in. 9/1/1922 Adeste fideles Criterion Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-29486 10-in. 2/19/1924 Lead, kindly light Victor Band Band composer  
Victor B-29505 10-in. 2/13/1924 Adeste fideles Sistine Chapel Choir Male vocal chorus, unaccompanied composer  
(Results 1-25 of 67 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wade, John Francis," accessed February 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100036.

Wade, John Francis. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100036.

"Wade, John Francis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 February 2021.

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