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Reginald Heber

Reginald Heber (21 April 1783 – 3 April 1826) was an English bishop, man of letters and hymn-writer. After 16 years as a country parson, he served as Bishop of Calcutta until his death at the age of 42. The son of a rich landowner and cleric, Heber gained fame at the University of Oxford as a poet. After graduation he made an extended tour of Scandinavia, Russia and Central Europe. Ordained in 1807, he took over his father's old parish, Hodnet, Shropshire. He also wrote hymns and general literature, including a study of the works of the 17th-century cleric Jeremy Taylor.

He was consecrated Bishop of Calcutta in October 1823. He travelled widely and worked to improve the spiritual and general living conditions of his flock. Arduous duties, a hostile climate and poor health led to his collapse and death after less than three years in India. Memorials were erected there and in St Paul's Cathedral, London. A collection of his hymns appeared soon after his death. One, "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty", remains popular for Trinity Sunday.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 21st, 1783 (Hodnet Hall), Died April 3rd, 1826 (Trichy)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 0677 7-in. 10/28/1899 The son of God goes forth to war S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]716 7-in. 3/11/1901 Holy, holy, holy Choir [i.e., Lyric Trio] Mixed vocal trio, with organ lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]716 10-in. 1/27/1903 Holy, holy, holy Choir [i.e., Lyric Trio] Mixed vocal trio, with organ lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3194 10-in. 3/11/1901 Holy, holy, holy Lyric Trio Mixed vocal trio lyricist  
Victor A-1039 7-in. 2/17/1904 Holy, holy, holy Trinity Choir Chorus, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-1039 10-in. 2/17/1904 Holy, holy, holy Trinity Choir Chorus, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-6565 10-in. 10/27/1908 Holy! Holy! Holy! Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied lyricist  
Victor B-10018 10-in. 3/1/1911 The son of God goes forth to war Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-10486 10-in. 6/2/1911 Holy, holy, holy! Trinity Choir Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-26616 10-in. 6/8/1922 The son of God goes forth to war Trinity Male Choir Male vocal chorus, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-046708 10-in. 1/24/1940 Holy, holy, holy Emile Coté ; Victor Chapel Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with organ lyricist  
Columbia 47425 10-in. 3/15/1917 From Greenland's icy mountains Columbia Stellar Quartette Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied lyricist  
Columbia 30080 12-in. ca. 1906 From Greenland's icy mountains Charles Gordon Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W140837 10-in. 8/11/1925 Holy, holy, holy The Cathedral Quartet Male vocal quartet, with violin and organ lyricist  
Columbia W144658 10-in. 9/12/1927 Holy, holy, holy! Columbia Mixed Chorus Mixed vocal chorus, unaccompanied lyricist  
OKeh S-70700 10-in. June 1922 Holy, holy, holy Virginia Burt ; Shannon Four Male vocal quartet and female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick [Br cat 5100-a] 10-in. approximately mid-1917 Holy, holy, holy Church Quartette Vocal quartet lyricist  
Brunswick 4451-4453 10-in. approximately Nov. 1920 Son of God goes forth to war Criterion Male Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 5285 10-in. 1/12/1917 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! Calvary Choir ; Choir Boys of St. Andrew's Church, N.Y. Mixed vocal chorus and boys' chorus, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Heber, Reginald," accessed November 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101969.

Heber, Reginald. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101969.

"Heber, Reginald." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 November 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101969

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