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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 30, 1820 (Sheffield), Died August 6, 1895 (Bailey Island)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1894 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 92 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-8123 10-in. 7/20/1909 Along the river of time Metropolitan Trio Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-10599 10-in. 6/26/1911 The vacant chair Lyric Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Victor B-10952 10-in. 9/12/1911 Just before the battle, Mother John Young Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-10953 10-in. 9/12/1911 Tramp, tramp, tramp John Young Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-14481 10-in. 2/18/1914 The battle cry of freedom Raymond Dixon [i.e., Lambert Murphy] Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor B-15417 10-in. 11/23/1914 The vacant chair John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with male vocal chorus, celeste, and orchestra composer  
Victor C-16524 12-in. 9/21/1915 Memories of the War : 1861-1863 Conway's Band Band composer  
Victor B-17713 10-in. 5/22/1916 Tramp, tramp, tramp Clarence Whitehill Baritone vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-17928 10-in. 6/26/1916 The vacant chair McKee Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-18347 10-in. 9/11/1916 The old canoe Imperial Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Victor B-19382 10-in. 3/19/1917 There's music in the air Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19855 10-in. 5/16/1917 The battle cry of freedom Edward Hamilton ; Orpheus Quartet Male vocal quartet and solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20301 10-in. 6/27/1917 The battle cry of freedom Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-20318 10-in. 7/5/1917 The hem of his garment Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-20800 10-in. 9/26/1917 Just before the battle, Mother Ernestine Schumann-Heink Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-22435 10-in. 11/26/1918 The vacant chair Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-23722 10-in. 2/6/1920 Tramp, tramp, tramp Criterion Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-24386 10-in. 8/17/1920 Just before the battle, Mother Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-26515 10-in. 6/6/1922 The hazel doll Olive Kline Female vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor C-27741 12-in. 4/6/1923 The old canoe Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-31303 10-in. 11/5/1924 Just before the battle, Mother Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-32591 10-in. 5/11/1925 Ring the bells of heaven Mark Love Male vocal solo, with organ composer  
Victor BVE-32718 10-in. 5/26/1925 Fundamentals of musical development Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-33049 10-in. 7/1/1925 The hazel dell Olive Kline Soprano vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-62608 10-in. 5/9/1930 The keeper (18th century English folk song) Bruno Reibold ; Victor Symphonic Band Band composer  
(Results 26-50 of 92 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Root, George F.," accessed June 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102616.

Root, George F.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102616.

"Root, George F.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 June 2024.

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

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