John Francis Wade
"O Come, All Ye Faithful", also known 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. 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. In 1841, the English Catholic priest Frederick Oakeley translated the hymn into English as "O Come All Ye Faithful", which became widespread in English-speaking countries.
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1897 - 1949
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 69 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 B-]608||10-in.||1/22/1902||Adeste fidelis||Christopher H. H. Booth||Chimes||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]608||7-in.||1/8/1901||Adeste fidelis||Christopher H. H. Booth||Chimes solo||composer|
|Victor||B-483||10-in.||10/5/1903||Adeste fidelis||Jules Levy||Cornet solo||composer|
|Victor||A-483||7-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||B-1673||10-in.||9/7/1904||O come all ye faithful||Haydn Quartet||Male vocal quartet||composer|
|Victor||A-1673||7-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||BVE-23772||10-in.||9/1/1926||Adeste fideles||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with bells, trombone, and cornet solos||composer|
|Victor||B-23772||10-in.||3/15/1920||Adeste fideles||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with bells, oboe, and violin 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wade, John Francis," accessed December 2, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100036.
Wade, John Francis. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100036.
"Wade, John Francis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 2 December 2023.
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