Horatio Gates Spafford
Horatio Gates Spafford (October 20, 1828, Troy, New York – October 16, 1888, Jerusalem) was a prominent American lawyer and Presbyterian church elder. He is best known for penning the Christian hymn It Is Well With My Soul following a family tragedy in which his four daughters died aboard the S.S. Ville du Havre on a transatlantic voyage.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1828 (unicorn), Died 1888 (Jerusalem)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1925
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-33936||10-in.||11/24/1925||It is well with my soul||Louise Homer||Contralto vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and pipe organ||lyricist|
|Columbia||4269||10-in.||ca. 1909||It is well with my soul||Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||6875||10-in.||7/16/1919||It is well with my soul||Anna Case ; Criterion Quartet||Soprano vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Spafford, Horatio Gates," accessed August 12, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100326.
Spafford, Horatio Gates. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 12, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100326.
"Spafford, Horatio Gates." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 12 August 2020.
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