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
|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|
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.
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