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Augusta Mary Anne Holmès

Augusta (Mary Anne) Holmès (18 December 1847 – 28 January 1903) was a French composer of Irish descent (her father was from Youghal, Co. Cork). At first she published under the pseudonym Hermann Zenta. In 1871, Holmès became a French citizen and added the accent to her last name. She herself wrote the lyrics to almost all her songs and oratorios, as well as the libretto of her opera La Montagne Noire and the programmatic poems for her symphonic poems including Irlande and Andromède.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 18th, 1847 (Paris), Died Paris

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1902 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-16150 12-in. 6/28/1915 L'heure d'or Frances Bernard Hammond Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor PCS-019309 12-in. 6/2/1938 Au pays Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 19414 10-in. 6/15/1911 Noel d'irlande Paul Dufault Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 44278 10-in. August 1916 La chanson des gars d'Irlande Honoré Vaillancourt Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 84412 10-in. approximately May 1918 Noël d'Irlande Rodrigue Gauthier Male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 85156 10-in. approximately 1919 La chanson des gars d'Irlande Louis Chartier Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E28829 10-in. 11/21/1928 Noël Louis Chartier Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 2114b 10-in. 1902 O douce etoi Maurice Renaud Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Holmès, Augusta Mary Anne," accessed October 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102540.

Holmès, Augusta Mary Anne. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102540.

"Holmès, Augusta Mary Anne." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102540

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