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 21, 1783 (Hodnet Hall), Died April 3, 1826 (Trichy)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1946
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist
|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 B-]716||10-in.||1/27/1903||Holy, holy, holy||Choir [i.e., Lyric Trio]||Mixed vocal trio, with organ||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-]3194||10-in.||3/11/1901||Holy, holy, holy||Lyric Trio||Mixed vocal trio||lyricist|
|Victor||B-1039||10-in.||2/17/1904||Holy, holy, holy||Trinity Choir||Chorus, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||A-1039||7-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|
|Victor||PD6VB-1803||10-in.||2/7/1946||Crossing the bar||Hymns of All Churches Choir||Mixed vocal choir, with baritone vocal solo and instrumental ensemble||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||140837||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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Heber, Reginald," accessed January 27, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101969.
Heber, Reginald. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101969.
"Heber, Reginald." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 27 January 2022.
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