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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 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  
(Results 26-50 of 68 records)

Citation

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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