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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 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  
(Results 51-68 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100347

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