Cecil James Sharp
Cecil James Sharp (22 November 1859 – 23 June 1924) was the founding father of the folk-song revival in England. He gathered thousands of tunes both from rural England and the Southern Appalachians region of the United States, and wrote an influential volume, English Folk Song: Some Conclusions. He also revived the extinct tradition of English country dance, based on his study of surviving rural folk dances as well as written sources; this form of dance as Sharp revived it has by now been actively maintained by enthusiast participants for over a century. Sharp promoted Morris dancing, and in 1911 founded the English Folk Dance Society.
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Birth and Death Data: Born November 22, 1859 (Camberwell), Died June 23, 1924 (Hampstead)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1912 - 1938
Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, session supervisor, composer
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 72 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-12702||10-in.||12/11/1912||Ribbon dance||Sousa's Band||Band||arranger|
|Victor||B-12703||10-in.||12/11/1912||Bean setting||Sousa's Band||Band||arranger|
|Victor||B-13054||10-in.||4/1/1913||Ribbon dance||Victor Band||Band||arranger|
|Victor||B-13057||10-in.||4/1/1913||Shepherd's hey||Victor Band||Band||arranger|
|Victor||B-15491||10-in.||12/11/1914||How d'ye do||Victor Band||Band||arranger|
|Victor||B-15911||10-in.||4/15/1915||The butterfly||Victor Band||Band||session supervisor, arranger|
|Victor||B-15912||10-in.||4/15/1915||Three meet||Victor Band||Band||session supervisor, arranger|
|Victor||B-15913||10-in.||4/15/1915||Jamaica||Victor Band||Band||session supervisor, arranger|
|Victor||B-15914||10-in.||4/15/1915||Row well, ye mariners||Victor Band||Band||session supervisor, arranger|
|Victor||B-15915||10-in.||4/15/1915||Flamborough sword dance||Victor Band||Band||session supervisor, arranger|
|Victor||B-15916||10-in.||4/15/1915||Kirkby Malzeard sword dance||Victor Band||Band||session supervisor, arranger|
|Victor||B-15917||10-in.||4/15/1915||Tideswell professional Morris||Victor Band||Band||session supervisor, arranger|
|Victor||B-15918||10-in.||4/15/1915||Goddesses||Victor Band||Band||session supervisor, arranger|
|Victor||B-16810||10-in.||11/26/1915||Gathering peascods||Victor Military Band||Band||session supervisor, arranger|
|Victor||B-16811||10-in.||11/26/1915||Sweet Kate||Victor Band||Band||arranger|
|Victor||B-16812||10-in.||11/26/1915||Mage on a cree||Victor Band||Band||arranger|
|Victor||B-16813||10-in.||11/26/1915||Sellenger's round||Victor Military Band||Band||session supervisor, arranger|
|Victor||B-16819||10-in.||11/26/1915||Rufty Tufty||Victor Band||Band||arranger|
|Victor||B-17275||10-in.||3/7/1916||The black nag||Victor Military Band||Band||arranger|
|Victor||B-17276||10-in.||3/7/1916||My lady Cullen||Victor Military Band||Band||arranger|
|Victor||B-17277||10-in.||3/7/1916||If all the world were paper||Victor Military Band||Band||arranger|
|Victor||B-17278||10-in.||3/7/1916||The old mole||Victor Military Band||Band||arranger|
|Victor||B-17279||10-in.||3/7/1916||Hunsdon house||Victor Military Band||Band||arranger|
|Victor||B-17280||10-in.||3/7/1916||Rufty tufty||Victor Military Band||Band||arranger|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sharp, Cecil James," accessed June 1, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101955.
Sharp, Cecil James. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 1, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101955.
"Sharp, Cecil James." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 June 2023.
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LCNAR: Sharp, Cecil J. (Cecil James), 1859-1924 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50022227
Wikidata: Cecil Sharp - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q3889019
MusicBrainz: Cecil Sharp - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/e73615c8-3fcb-413b-97fd-ab4a20d5fcbc
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