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
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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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bliss, P. P.," accessed November 26, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100347.
Bliss, P. P.. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100347.
"Bliss, P. P.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 26 November 2022.
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