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Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore (28 May 1779 – 25 February 1852) was an Irish writer, poet, and lyricist celebrated for his Irish Melodies. Their setting of English-language verse to old Irish tunes marked the transition in popular Irish culture from Irish to English. Politically, Moore was recognised in England as a press, or "squib", writer for the aristocratic Whigs; in Ireland he was accounted a Catholic patriot.

Married to a Protestant actress and hailed as "Anacreon Moore" after the classical Greek composer of drinking songs and erotic verse, Moore did not profess religious piety. Yet in the controversies that surrounded Catholic Emancipation, Moore was seen to defend the tradition of the Church in Ireland against both evangelising Protestants and uncompromising lay Catholics. Longer prose works reveal more radical sympathies. The Life and Death of Lord Edward Fitzgerald depicts the United Irish leader as a martyr in the cause of democratic reform. Complementing Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent, Memoirs of Captain Rock is a saga, not of Anglo-Irish landowners, but of their exhausted tenants driven to the semi-insurrection of "Whiteboyism".

Today Moore is remembered almost alone either for his Irish Melodies (typically "The Minstrel Boy" and "The Last Rose of Summer") or, less generously, for the role he is thought to have played in the loss of the memoirs of his friend Lord Byron.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 28, 1779 (Dublin), Died February 25, 1852 (Sloperton Cottage)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1897 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: author, composer, lyricist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 262 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 1645 7-in. Nov. 1897 The harp that once thro’ Tara’s halls Artists vary Male vocal solo author  
Berliner 1773 7-in. 11/7/1897 Believe me if all those endearing young charms J. W. Myers Male vocal solo author  
Berliner 1790 7-in. Before Sept. 1897 Farewell, but whenever you welcome the hour J. W. Myers Male vocal solo author  
Berliner 1940 7-in. 12/14/1898 The last rose of summer J. W. Myers Male vocal solo author  
Berliner 0418 7-in. Aug. 1899-Apr. 1900 Believe me if all those endearing young charms Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet author  
Berliner 0856 7-in. 12/16/1899 The last rose of summer Frank Badollet Flute solo author  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]117 7-in. 7/11/1900 Believe me if all those endearing young charms Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet author  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]482 7-in. 10/30/1900 The last rose of summer Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]482 10-in. 5/24/1901 The last rose of summer Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]701 7-in. 2/21/1901 Let Erin remember the days of yore J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]718 7-in. 3/11/1901 Come ye disconsolate Choir [i.e., Choir of the Lombard Street Mission] ; Choir [i.e., Lyric Trio] Mixed vocal trio, with organ author  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]718 10-in. 11/25/1902 Come ye disconsolate Choir [i.e., Choir of the Lombard Street Mission] ; Choir [i.e., Lyric Trio] Mixed vocal trio, with organ author  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1623 7-in. 9/11/1902 The minstrel boy George Schweinfest Piccolo solo author  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1623 10-in. 9/11/1902 The minstrel boy George Schweinfest Piccolo solo author  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1708 10-in. 10/21/1902 The last rose of summer Jules Levy Cornet solo, with piano author  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3142 10-in. 2/21/1901 Let Erin remember the days of old J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3196 10-in. 3/11/1901 Come ye disconsolate Lyric Trio Mixed vocal trio author  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3409 10-in. 5/24/1901 The last rose of summer Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo author  
Victor A-73 7-in. 6/10/1903 The last rose of summer Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor B-73 10-in. 6/10/1903 The last rose of summer Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor C-351 12-in. 8/14/1903 The harp that once thro' Tara's halls Sousa's Band Cornet solo, with band author  
Victor B-351 10-in. 1904 The harp that once thro' Tara's halls Sousa's Band Cornet solo, with band author  
Victor A-520 7-in. 10/7/1903 The harp that once thro' Tara's halls Jules Levy Cornet solo, with piano author  
Victor B-520 10-in. 10/7/1903 The harp that once thro' Tara's halls Jules Levy Cornet solo, with piano author  
Victor B-2228 10-in. 2/9/1905 The last rose of summer Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra author  
(Results 1-25 of 262 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Moore, Thomas," accessed June 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102361.

Moore, Thomas. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102361.

"Moore, Thomas." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102361

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