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Deems Taylor

Joseph Deems Taylor (December 22, 1885 – July 3, 1966) was an American composer, music critic, and promoter of classical music. Nat Benchley, co-editor of The Lost Algonquin Roundtable, referred to him as "the dean of American music."

Birth and Death Data: Born December 22nd, 1885 (New York City), Died July 3rd, 1966 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, translator, author

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-19579 10-in. 4/11/1917 Envy Sally Hamlin Recitation author  
Victor B-29631 10-in. 3/7/1924 The silversmith Mendelssohn Chorus Mixed vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor B-31600 10-in. 12/22/1924 Captain Stratton's fancy Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-31600 10-in. 6/17/1925 Captain Stratton's fancy Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-36783 10-in. 11/30/1926 The three kings Dayton Westminster Choir Vocal chorus and soloist, unaccompanied translator  
Victor CVE-43613 12-in. 4/5/1928 Oh, Caesar, great wert thou! Lawrence Tibbett Baritone vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-43614 12-in. 4/5/1928 Nay, Maccus, lay him down Lawrence Tibbett Baritone vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-51670 10-in. 4/30/1929 May Day carol Reinald Werrenrath Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-55045 10-in. 6/18/1929 The prisoner in the Caucasus Lyric Male Chorus of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Male vocal chorus, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-56197 10-in. 10/18/1929 In the silence of the night John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BS-69470 10-in. 1/6/1933 A song for lovers Rose Bampton ; Sylvan Levin Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor PBS-09528 10-in. 6/22/1937 Captain Stratton's fancy Nelson Eddy Baritone vocal solo composer  
Columbia W150376 10-in. 5/1/1930 In the silence of the night Alexander J. Kisselburgh Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W150852 10-in. 10/2/1930 In the silence of the night The Rollickers Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Gramophone 0EA7695 10-in. 5/9/1939 Lullaby Lawrence Brown ; Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano translator  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Taylor, Deems," accessed August 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101929.

Taylor, Deems. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101929.

"Taylor, Deems." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101929

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