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 26-50 of 68 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-49182||10-in.||12/12/1928||Brightly beams||Taskiana Four||Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-57321||10-in.||10/25/1929||It is well with my soul||Pace Jubilee Singers||Mixed vocal chorus, with organ||composer|
|Victor||BVE-82815||10-in.||7/30/1934||I will sing of my Redeemer||Jenkins Family||Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-82839||10-in.||7/31/1934||Let the lower lights be burning||Smith’s Sacred Singers||Male vocal ensemble, with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||441||7-in.||ca. 1901||Almost persuaded||S. C. Porter||Chimes solo||composer|
|Columbia||441||10-in.||ca. 1901-Sept. 1902||Almost persuaded||S. C. Porter||Chimes solo||composer|
|Columbia||3556||10-in.||ca. 1906-Jan. 1907||Let the lower lights be burning||Harry Anthony ; James F. Harrison||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||4269||10-in.||ca. 1909||It is well with my soul||Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||4363||10-in.||ca. Jan.-Apr. 1910||Waiting and watching||Harry Anthony ; James F. Harrison||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||4910||10-in.||ca. 1910||Wonderful words of life||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||39477||10-in.||7/8/1914||Let the lower lights be burning||Chautauqua Preachers’ Quartette||Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied||lyricist, composer|
|Columbia||39479||10-in.||7/8/1914||Hold the fort||Chautauqua Preachers’ Quartette||Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied||composer|
|Columbia||30845||12-in.||9/16/1911||Where he leads me||Gipsy Smith||Male vocal solo, with cello obbligato and organ||composer|
|Columbia||36936||12-in.||4/23/1914||What a saviour||Andrea Sarto||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||W140486||10-in.||3/31/1925||A plainsman's song||Associated Glee Clubs of America||Male vocal chorus||composer|
|Columbia||W140949||10-in.||9/17/1925||Almost persuaded||Anthony and Harrison||Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W141299||10-in.||11/23/1925||Let the lower lights be burning||Dixie Jubilee Singers||Mixed vocal chorus, with piano||lyricist, composer|
|Columbia||141430||10-in.||12/23/1925||Almost persuaded||The Gospel Singers||Vocal ensemble, with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W143885||10-in.||4/4/1927||I will sing of my Redeemer||Smith’s Sacred Singers||Male vocal ensemble, with piano||lyricist|
|Columbia||W146110||10-in.||4/17/1928||Let the lower lights be burning||Smith’s Sacred Singers||Male vocal ensemble, with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W150015||10-in.||2/25/1930||Pull for the shore||William McEwan||Male vocal solo, with violin and organ||composer, lyricist|
|OKeh||S-7862||10-in.||Apr. 1921||Let the lower lights be burning||Helen Clark ; Joseph A. Phillips||Female-male vocal duet, with string trio and organ||lyricist, composer|
|OKeh||S-70216||10-in.||Oct. 1921||Wonderful words of life||Albert Chiaffarelli ; Charles Hart ; Elliott Shaw||Male vocal duet, with organ||composer, lyricist|
|OKeh||S-70282||10-in.||10/27/1921||Almost persuaded||Virginia Burt ; Jane Neilson||Female vocal duet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|OKeh||W80587||10-in.||3/19/1927||Let the lower lights be burning||Jenkins Family||Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin||composer, lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bliss, P. P.," accessed March 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100347.
Bliss, P. P.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100347.
"Bliss, P. P.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 March 2021.
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