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Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts (17 July 1674 – 25 November 1748) was an English Christian minister (Congregational), hymn writer, theologian, and logician. He was a prolific and popular hymn writer and is credited with some 750 hymns. He is recognized as the "Godfather of English Hymnody"; many of his hymns remain in use today and have been translated into numerous languages.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 17th, 1674 (Southampton), Died November 25th, 1748 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-10526 10-in. 6/12/1911 Joy to the world Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-10526 10-in. 10/1/1926 Joy to the world! Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-26289 10-in. 4/6/1922 Oh God, our help in ages past Trinity Male Choir Male vocal chorus, with brass quintet lyricist  
Victor B-28832 10-in. 11/5/1923 Be thou exalted, O God Herman C. Taylor Male vocal solo, with organ lyricist  
Victor BVE-32590 10-in. 5/11/1925 At the cross Mark Love Male vocal solo, with organ lyricist  
Victor BVE-32893 10-in. 6/12/1925 At the cross Bernard Vessey Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-49212 10-in. 11/28/1928 At the cross Turney Brothers Male vocal duet, with violin, cornet, and piano lyricist  
Victor BS-026903 10-in. 9/8/1938 Joy to the world Lewis White Mixed vocal chorus, with violin, organ, and harp lyricist  
OKeh W81573 10-in. 10/25/1927 Joy to the world! Golden Hour Mixed Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with instrumental trio lyricist  
OKeh W402361 10-in. 3/18/1929 Edom OKeh Atlanta Sacred Harp Singers Mixed vocal ensemble, unaccompanied lyricist  
OKeh W402391 10-in. 3/20/1929 At the cross The Irene Spain Family Vocal trio, with viola and autoharp lyricist  
OKeh W404624 10-in. 12/9/1930 At the cross Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Mixed vocal trio and male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar lyricist  
Brunswick 4509-4511 10-in. approximately Nov. 1920 Joy to the world Collegiate Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E25067-E25069 10-in. 11/5/1927 Joy to the world Collegiate Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E26997-E26998 10-in. 3/15/1928 When l can read my title clear Maury Pearson Male vocal solo, with violin and piano lyricist  
Edison 4960 10-in. 8/30/1916 Joy to the world The Carol Singers Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra lyricist  
Gramophone BR868 10-in. 11/24/1926 Oh God, our help in ages past E. Stanley Roper Organ and chimes lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Watts, Isaac," accessed October 31, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102065.

Watts, Isaac. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102065.

"Watts, Isaac." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 31 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102065

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