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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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100326

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