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George F. Root

George Frederick Root (August 30, 1820 – August 6, 1895) was an American songwriter, who found particular fame during the American Civil War, with songs such as "Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!" and "The Battle Cry of Freedom". He is regarded as the first American to compose a secular cantata.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 30th, 1820 (Sheffield), Died Bailey Island

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1894 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 92 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 157 7-in. Before 1895 Tramp, tramp, tramp Artists vary Male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Berliner 1648 7-in. 2/7/1898 The vacant chair J. W. Myers Male vocal solo composer  
Berliner 1649 7-in. 11/29/1895-12/14/1898 Just before the battle J. W. Myers Male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Berliner 3456 7-in. Before Apr. 1899 The battle cry of freedom Bohumir Kryl Cornet solo composer  
Berliner 0415 7-in. Aug. 1899-Apr. 1900 The vacant chair Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer  
Berliner 01216 7-in. 4/20/1900 Tramp, tramp, tramp S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]89 7-in. 7/10/1900 The vacant chair Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]130 7-in. 7/13/1900 Tramp, tramp, tramp William Tuson Clarinet solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]825 7-in. 5/21/1901 The battle cry of freedom J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]829 7-in. 5/21/1901 The vacant chair J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]829 10-in. 4/29/1902 The vacant chair J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2122 7-in. 3/30/1903 The vacant chair William H. Thompson Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2122 10-in. 3/30/1903 The vacant chair W. H. Thompson Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3387 10-in. 5/21/1901 The battle cry of freedom J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3391 10-in. 5/21/1901 The vacant chair J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor A-1304 7-in. 5/11/1904 The vacant chair Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer  
Victor B-1747 10-in. 10/10/1904 The battle cry of freedom Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor E-1747 8-in. 1/23/1907 The battle cry of freedom Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-2457 10-in. 4/7/1905 Tramp, tramp, tramp J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-2495 10-in. 4/27/1905 Just before the battle, Mother John H. Bieling ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-4213 10-in. 1/23/1907 Tramp, tramp, tramp Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor E-4213 8-in. 1/23/1907 Tramp, tramp, tramp Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor E-4984 8-in. 12/30/1907 Ring the bells of heaven Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-6243 10-in. 6/2/1908 The vacant chair : Paraphrase Victor Octette Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor B-8107 10-in. 7/13/1909 The vacant chair Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 92 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Root, George F.," accessed August 7, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102616.

Root, George F.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 7, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102616.

"Root, George F.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 7 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102616

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