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P. P. Bliss

Philip Paul Bliss (9 July 1838 – 29 December 1876) was an American composer, conductor, writer of hymns and a bass-baritone Gospel singer. He wrote many well-known hymns, including "Almost Persuaded" (1871); "Hallelujah, What a Saviour!" (1875); "Let the Lower Lights Be Burning"; "Wonderful Words of Life" (1875); and the tune for Horatio Spafford's "It Is Well with My Soul" (1876).

Bliss's house in Rome, Pennsylvania is now operated as the Philip P. Bliss Gospel Songwriters Museum.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1838 (Clearfield County), Died 1876 (Ashtabula)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1897 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 68 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 1767 7-in. 8/13/1897 Almost persuaded Steve Porter Male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Berliner 4278 7-in. June 1897-Oct. 1898 Almost persuaded Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer, lyricist  
Berliner 0646 7-in. 10/20/1899 Almost persuaded J. J. Fisher Male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Berliner 01230 7-in. 4/19/1900 Almost persuaded Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer, lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]110 7-in. 7/11/1900 Almost persuaded Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer, lyricist  
Victor B-2704 10-in. 8/7/1905 Let the lower lights be burning Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with organ composer  
Victor B-3812 10-in. 9/18/1906 It is well with my soul Handel Mixed Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Victor B-3923 10-in. 10/25/1906 Almost persuaded Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor E-3923 8-in. 10/25/1906 Almost persuaded Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-8064 10-in. 6/16/1909 Eternity Whitney Brothers Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8213 10-in. 9/7/1909 The light of the world is Jesus Whitney Brothers Quartet Male vocal quartet composer, lyricist  
Victor B-8889 10-in. 4/25/1910 Glasses up and shout Mendelssohn Glee Club Male vocal chorus composer  
Victor C-9949 12-in. 2/14/1911 Windows open toward Jerusalem Mrs. J. Darr Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-13246 10-in. 5/7/1913 Almost persuaded Percy Hemus ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-14712 10-in. 4/15/1914 Come out, Mr. Sunshine Christine Miller Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20962 10-in. 11/12/1917 Hållen fästet tills jag kommer Brooklyn Svenska Mans Kvartetten Male vocal quartet, with organ composer  
Victor B-22074 10-in. 7/26/1918 Nästan en kristen Brooklyn Svenska Mans Kvartetten Male vocal quartet, with organ composer  
Victor B-23580 10-in. 1/15/1920 Let the lower lights be burning Elsie Baker ; Olive Kline Female vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor B-25822 10-in. 11/26/1921 Beinah gewonnen Methodist Ministers Quartet Male vocal quartet, with organ composer  
Victor B-31288 10-in. 10/30/1924 Eternity Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-31351 10-in. 11/24/1924 Sök ej Kristus bland de döda Joseph Lycell Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
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 composer  
Victor BVE-36264 10-in. 9/18/1926 I will sing of my Redeemer Perry Kim ; Einar Nyland Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin lyricist  
Victor BVE-36687 10-in. 11/15/1926 The bee and the butterfly Erva Giles Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-39507 10-in. 7/8/1927 Sometime we'll understand Mark Andrews Pipe organ solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 68 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bliss, P. P.," accessed January 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100347.

Bliss, P. P.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100347.

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