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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.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 22nd, 1859 (Camberwell), Died June 23rd, 1924 (Hampstead)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1912 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, session supervisor, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 71 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 arranger, session supervisor  
Victor B-15912 10-in. 4/15/1915 Three meet Victor Band Band arranger, session supervisor  
Victor B-15913 10-in. 4/15/1915 Jamaica Victor Band Band arranger, session supervisor  
Victor B-15914 10-in. 4/15/1915 Row well, ye mariners Victor Band Band arranger, session supervisor  
Victor B-15915 10-in. 4/15/1915 Flamborough sword dance Victor Band Band arranger, session supervisor  
Victor B-15916 10-in. 4/15/1915 Kirkby Malzeard sword dance Victor Band Band arranger, session supervisor  
Victor B-15917 10-in. 4/15/1915 Tideswell professional Morris Victor Band Band arranger, session supervisor  
Victor B-15918 10-in. 4/15/1915 Goddesses Victor Band Band arranger, session supervisor  
Victor B-16810 10-in. 11/26/1915 Gathering peascods Victor Military Band Band arranger, session supervisor  
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 arranger, session supervisor  
Victor B-16819 10-in. 11/26/1915 Rufty Tufty Victor Band Band arranger  
Victor B-16820 10-in. 11/26/1915 Newcastle 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  
(Results 1-25 of 71 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sharp, Cecil James," accessed March 6, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101955.

Sharp, Cecil James. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 6, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101955.

"Sharp, Cecil James." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 6 March 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101955

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