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Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright, and historian. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include The Lady of the Lake (narrative poem) and the novels Waverley, Old Mortality (or The Tale of Old Mortality), Rob Roy, The Heart of Midlothian, The Bride of Lammermoor, and Ivanhoe.

Although primarily remembered for his extensive literary works and his political engagement, Scott was an advocate, judge and legal administrator by profession, and throughout his career combined his writing and editing work with his daily occupation as Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire.

A prominent member of the Tory establishment in Edinburgh, Scott was an active member of the Highland Society, served a long term as President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1820–1832) and was a Vice President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1827–1829).

Scott's knowledge of history, and his facility with literary technique, made him a seminal figure in the establishment of the historical novel genre, as well as an exemplar of European literary Romanticism.

He was created a baronet "of Abbotsford in the County of Roxburgh," Scotland, in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 22 April 1820, which title became extinct on the death of his son the 2nd Baronet in 1847.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 15, 1771 (Edinburgh), Died September 21, 1832 (Abbotsford House)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: author


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-6250 10-in. 6/5/1908 Jock o' Hazeldean Henry Burr Male vocal solo author  
Victor B-8053 10-in. 6/15/1909 The hunter's song Whitney Brothers Quartet Male vocal quartet author  
Victor B-10530 10-in. 6/14/1911 Jock o' Hazeldean John Young Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-10702 10-in. 7/11/1911 One, two, three Frank Burbeck Recitation author  
Victor B-10716 10-in. 7/12/1911 The knight's toast Frank Burbeck Recitation author  
Victor B-10982 10-in. 9/18/1911 Border ballad Herbert Witherspoon Bass vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor C-14470 12-in. 2/17/1914 Columbus Cora Mel Patten Recitation author  
Victor C-15301 12-in. 10/22/1914 Ave Maria Lucy Isabelle Marsh Female vocal solo, with harp author  
Victor C-15614 12-in. 1/21/1915 Hail to the chief Victor Male Quartet Male vocal quartet, with bagpipes author  
Victor B-17247 10-in. 3/2/1916 Soldier, rest Elsie Baker ; Olive Kline Female vocal duet, with harp and orchestra author  
Victor B-18135 10-in. 7/20/1916 Coronach Marguerite Dunlap ; Olive Kline ; Elizabeth Wheeler Female vocal trio, with woodwind accompaniment author  
Victor B-19312 10-in. 2/26/1917 O hush thee, my babie Lyric Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra author  
Victor B-21634 10-in. 3/27/1918 The toils are pitch'd Laura Littlefield Female vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-21635 10-in. 3/27/1918 They bid me sleep Laura Littlefield Female vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-47812 10-in. 10/5/1928 John Peel Royal Dadmun Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor CVE-49209 12-in. 11/27/1928 Ave Maria John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra author  
Victor BRC-64844 10-in. 12/23/1930 Border ballad Mendelssohn Glee Club Radio broadcast : Male vocal chorus author  
Columbia 19888 10-in. 5/17/1912 Jock o' Hazeldean Mary Garden Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Columbia 46022 10-in. 9/14/1915 Bonnie Dundee Albert Wiederhold Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Columbia W141728 10-in. 2/26/1926 Song of the marching men T. Glyndwr Richards ; Royal Mountain Ash Male Choir Male vocal chorus, with piano author  
Columbia W148690 10-in. 6/12/1929 Border ballad Arthur Bergh ; Fraser Gange Male vocal solo, with piano author  
Columbia W151544 10-in. 5/7/1931 Jock o' Hazeldean Sandy MacFarlane Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Scott, Walter," accessed January 18, 2022,

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