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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 51-75 of 92 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-75721 10-in. 4/5/1933 Dawn at Carmel Elsie Baker ; Myrtle C. Eaver ; Olive Kline ; Lambert Murphy ; Elliott Shaw Mixed vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Victor BS-99489 10-in. 3/17/1936 The hem of His garment Edward MacHugh Male vocal solo, with organ composer  
Victor BS-048773 10-in. 4/11/1940 Battle hymn of the Republic Emile Coté ; Victor Mixed Chorus Mixed vocal chorus, with organ composer, lyricist  
Columbia 568 7-in. ca. 1902 The vacant chair Columbia Band Band, with trombone solo composer  
Columbia 568 10-in. ca. 1902 The vacant chair Columbia Band Band, with trombone solo composer  
Columbia 592 7-in. ca. 1902 The bugler's dream Columbia Orchestra Orchestra, with bugle composer  
Columbia 592 10-in. approximately 1902 The bugler's dream Columbia Orchestra Orchestra, with bugle composer  
Columbia 1746 10-in. Jan.-Mar. 1904 Just before the battle, Mother J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 3029 7-in. ca. 1904-Oct. 1905 Vacant chair J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 3029 10-in. ca. 1904-Jan. 1905 Vacant chair J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 3511 10-in. between January and November 1906 Ring the bells of heaven Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Columbia 3726 10-in. between January and November 1907 Knocking, knocking, who is there? Metropolitan Trio Mixed vocal trio composer  
Columbia 4779 10-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1910 The vacant chair Frank Coombs Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 19435 10-in. 6/26/1911 Tramp, tramp, tramp Brown Brothers' Saxophone Quintette Saxophone quintet composer  
Columbia 45661 10-in. 5/21/1915 The vacant chair Columbia Stellar Quartette Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Columbia 46968 10-in. 8/17/1916 Medley of patriotic airs Prince's Band Band composer  
Columbia 47065 10-in. 10/13/1916 Just before the battle, Mother Columbia Stellar Quartette Male vocal quartet composer, lyricist  
Columbia 47188 10-in. 11/23/1916 The vacant chair James Harrod Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 77241 10-in. 8/7/1917 The battle cry of freedom Columbia Stellar Quartette ; Charles Harrison Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 77242 10-in. 8/7/1917 Tramp, tramp, tramp, the boys are marching Columbia Stellar Quartette ; Charles Harrison Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 81146 10-in. 7/24/1923 Ring the bells of heaven Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W144706 10-in. 9/23/1927 The vacant chair Elks Quartet of Spokane Lodge 228 Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Columbia W98215 12-in. 1/28/1926 The hem of his garment Lucy M. van de Mark Female vocal solo, with organ composer, lyricist  
OKeh 174 10-in. ca. May 1918 Just before the battle, Mother Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
OKeh 207 10-in. approximately June 1918 Battle hymn of the Republic Croxton Mixed Trio Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
(Results 51-75 of 92 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Root, George F.," accessed June 16, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102616.

Root, George F.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 16, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102616.

"Root, George F.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 16 June 2024.

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

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