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William Ernest Henley

William Ernest Henley (23 August 1849 – 11 July 1903) was an influential English poet, critic and editor of the late Victorian era in England. Though he wrote several books of poetry, William Ernest Henley is remembered most often for his 1875 poem "Invictus", a piece which recurs in popular awareness (e.g., see the 2009 Clint Eastwood film, Invictus). A fixture in literary circles, the one-legged Henley was also the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's character Long John Silver (Treasure Island, 1883), while his young daughter Margaret inspired J.M. Barrie’s choice of the name Wendy for the heroine of his play Peter Pan (1904).

Birth and Death Data: Born August 23rd, 1849 (Gloucester), Died July 11th, 1903 (Woking)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1912 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-11674 10-in. 3/6/1912 Invictus Earl Cartwright Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-12048 10-in. 5/27/1912 A bowl of roses Marguerite Dunlap Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-12720 12-in. 12/13/1912 Requiem Louise Homer Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-12994 10-in. 3/13/1913 Allah Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-13725 10-in. 9/5/1913 Invictus Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14909 10-in. 5/27/1914 Boats sail on the rivers Louise Homer Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-31276 10-in. 12/11/1924 Morning Pauline Pipkin Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor C-31902 12-in. 2/4/1925 Invictus Cecil Wilcox Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-49801 10-in. 1/23/1929 Invictus E. M. Bixby Vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Trial 1916-10-28-03] Not documented 10/28/1916 Invictus George Emes Male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 19738 10-in. 1/26/1912 Invictus Bertram Schwahn Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46648 10-in. 3/17/1916 Invictus Paul Dufault Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W148378 10-in. 4/25/1929 Invictus Arthur Bergh ; Fraser Gange Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Edison 5757 10-in. 8/31/1917 A bowl of roses Marion Evelyn Cox Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Henley, William Ernest," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102027.

Henley, William Ernest. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102027.

"Henley, William Ernest." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102027

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