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 51-68 of 68 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|OKeh||W402568||10-in.||8/7/1929||My Redeemer||O.S. Gabehart ; Chas. Richardson||Male vocal duet, with guitar||lyricist|
|OKeh||W403167||10-in.||10/17/1929||My Redeemer||Bertha Hewlett ; Holland R. Wilkinson||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|OKeh||[OK cat 1282-A]||10-in.||approximately mid-1919||Almost persuaded||Reed Miller ; Frederick J. Wheeler||Male vocal duet||composer, lyricist|
|Brunswick||3970||10-in.||approximately July 1920||Almost persuaded||Elizabeth Lennox ; Marie Tiffany||Female vocal duet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Edison||2980||10-in.||Mar. 1914||Let the lower lights be burning||Metropolitan Quartet||Male vocal quartet||composer, lyricist|
|Edison||4371||10-in.||12/28/1915||I will sing of my Redeemer||Metropolitan Quartet||Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||5304||10-in.||1/19/1917||Eternity||Apollo Quartet of Boston||Male vocal quartet||composer|
|Edison||6809||10-in.||5/27/1919||Almost persuaded||Thomas Chalmers||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, 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||composer|
|Edison||7730||10-in.||1/10/1921||The light of the world is Jesus||Metropolitan Quartet||Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Edison||8358||10-in.||2/6/1922||We're going home to-morrow||Metropolitan Quartet||Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||9217||10-in.||10/22/1923||What shall the harvest be?||Metropolitan Quartet||Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||9363||10-in.||2/4/1924||Waiting and watching for me||Helen Clark ; Roy Roberts||Vocal duet (contralto and baritone), with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||10830||10-in.||2/15/1926||Hold the fort||Edward Allen||Tenor vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||10831||10-in.||2/15/1926||Pull for the shore||Edward Allen||Tenor vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Edison||11452||10-in.||1/19/1927||Let the lower lights be burning||Frederick Kinsley||Pipe organ solo||composer|
|Vocalion||13704-13705||10-in.||9/17/1924||My Redeemer||George Reneau||Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica||lyricist|
|Vocalion||E3936||10-in.||10/14/1926||I will sing of my Redeemer||Robert A. Gardner ; Lester McFarland||Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin||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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