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, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102263.
Scott, Walter. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 18, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102263.
"Scott, Walter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 18 January 2022.
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