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Adolphe Adam

Adolphe Charles Adam (French: [adɔlf adɑ̃]; 24 July 1803 – 3 May 1856) was a French composer and music critic. A prolific composer of operas and ballets, he is best known today for his ballets Giselle (1841) and Le corsaire (1856, his last work), his operas Le postillon de Lonjumeau (1836), Le toréador (1849) and Si j'étais roi (1852) and his Christmas carol Minuit, chrétiens! (1844), later set to different English lyrics and widely sung as "O Holy Night" (1847). Adam was a noted teacher, who taught Delibes and other influential composers.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 24, 1803 (Paris), Died May 3, 1856 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger, lyricist

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 01275 7-in. 4/28/1900 Cantique de Noel E. Francisco Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1283 7-in. 2/24/1902 O holy night Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1283 10-in. 2/24/1902 O holy night Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor B-871 10-in. 12/23/1903 Noël Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-1050 10-in. 2/27/1904 Vallons de l'Hélvétie Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-3029 12-in. 1/23/1906 Noël Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor E-4013 8-in. 11/7/1906 Minuit Chrétiens Edouard Le Bel Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-4158 10-in. 12/27/1906 Holy night Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-6364 10-in. 8/28/1908 Cantique de Noël Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra and cello obbligato composer  
Victor B-6610 10-in. 11/20/1908 Holy night Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra and cello obbligato composer  
Victor C-8541 12-in. 1/11/1910 Chanson militaire Marcel Journet ; Victor Orchestra Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-9759 12-in. 1/5/1911 Roi d'Yvetot : Overture Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-13926 10-in. 10/8/1913 Julsang Carsten Woll Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
Victor B-14063 10-in. 11/12/1913 Noël Venetian Trio (Victor Records ensemble) Instrumental trio composer  
Victor C-17218 12-in. 2/23/1916 Cantique de Noël Enrico Caruso Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-18063 12-in. 7/6/1916 If I were king : Overture Conway's Band Band, with harp and bells composer  
Victor C-18538 12-in. 10/10/1916 Sacred songs no. 1 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-19124 12-in. 1/24/1917 Cantique de Noel Marcel Journet Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-19124 12-in. 9/10/1925 Noël Marcel Journet Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20195 10-in. 7/3/1917 Konge for en dag Alfred Halvorsen Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20254 10-in. 7/26/1917 Jule nat Alfred Halvorsen Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20572 10-in. 9/18/1917 Jule nat Nathalie Hansen Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20828 10-in. 10/3/1917 O holy night Lucy Isabelle Marsh Female vocal solo, with organ, chimes, and mixed vocal quartet composer  
Victor BVE-20828 10-in. 10/15/1925 O holy night Lucy Isabelle Marsh Female vocal solo, with mixed vocal quartet and pipe organ composer  
Victor C-23971 12-in. 4/27/1920 Variations on Mozart theme 'Ah! Vous dirai-je maman' Mabel Garrison Soprano vocal solo, with flute and orchestra arranger  
Victor C-25552 12-in. 9/8/1921 Variations on a Mozart air Amelita Galli-Curci Soprano vocal solo, with flute and orchestra arranger  
Victor C-26530 12-in. 6/14/1922 If I were king : Overture Josef Pasternack ; Victor Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-26846 10-in. 8/28/1922 Holy night Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-28166 12-in. 7/5/1923 Holy night Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-33469 10-in. 10/23/1925 Holy night Lucy Isabelle Marsh Soprano vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and pipe organ composer  
Victor BVE-33542 10-in. 10/5/1925 Holy night Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-33777 12-in. 11/11/1925 Famous sacred songs, no. 1 Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-36610 12-in. 10/7/1926 O holy night William F. L'Ecluse Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-36825 10-in. 10/14/1926 Julesang August Werner Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-53488 10-in. 7/3/1929 If I were king : Overture Rosario Bourdon ; Victor Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-53489 10-in. 7/3/1929 If I were king : Overture Rosario Bourdon ; Victor Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-53549 10-in. 6/7/1929 Si yo fuera rey : Obertura Marimba Centro-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor BVE-53550 10-in. 6/7/1929 Si yo fuera rey : Obertura Marimba Centro-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor BVE-64071 10-in. 3/5/1931 Christmas song Clawson Beswick Van Siclen Boy soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-64394 12-in. 12/5/1930 O holy night William J. Amerling Boy soprano vocal solo, with flute and piano composer  
Victor BS-74819 10-in. 12/7/1932 Cantique de Noël Maria Mercedes Folz Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-87140 10-in. 12/20/1934 Oh! Holy night Helen O'Leary Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Vi cat 99712] 12-in. Nov. 1907 Aria da Nemea Medina de Souza Female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-067645 10-in. 8/14/1941 Oh holy night Emile Coté ; Victor Chapel Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with tenor vocal solo and organ composer  
Victor D7VB-1593 10-in. 8/27/1947 It came upon the midnight clear Dick Leibert Organ solo composer  
Columbia 50 7-in. ca. 1901-Sept. 1902 Cantique de Noël Artists vary Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 50 10-in. ca. 1901 Cantique de Noël Artists vary Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 994 7-in. ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 Le brasseur de Preston : Overture Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 994 10-in. ca. 1902 Le brasseur de Preston : Overture Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 1952 10-in. ca. 1904 Minuit Chrétiens Joseph Saucier Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 3136 10-in. ca. Jan.-June 1905 Vallons de l'helvétie Marcel Journet Bass vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 3269 10-in. between January and November 1905 Oh! Holy night George Alexander Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 19365 10-in. 5/12/1911 If I were king Cecil Fanning Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 77272 10-in. 8/18/1917 O holy night Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78458 10-in. 5/29/1919 O holy night Edna White Trumpet Quartette Trumpet quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78468 10-in. 6/3/1919 O holy night Edna White Trumpet Quartette Trumpet quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78638 10-in. 9/10/1919 Oh! Holy night Columbia Stellar Quartette ; Charles Harrison Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 30203 12-in. approximately 1908 O holy night Thomas Chalmers ; Church of the Ascension Choir Male vocal solo and vocal chorus, with harp and orchestra composer  
Columbia 30948 12-in. ca. Jan.-May 1912 Oh holy night Columbia Mixed Quartette ; Royal Dadmun Baritone vocal solo and mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 48927 12-in. 9/22/1916 O holy night Columbia Mixed Quartette ; Charles Harrison Tenor vocal solo and mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W140636 10-in. 5/29/1925 Christmas song Oscar Seagle Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W98587 12-in. 9/19/1928 O holy night Columbia Mixed Chorus Mixed vocal chorus composer  
Columbia 44272 10-in. June 1916 Minuit, chrétiens Adolphe Adam ; J. M. Magnan Male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 84415 10-in. approximately June 1918 Minuit Chrétiens L. Guillaume Dupuis ; Quatuor Octave Pelletier Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
OKeh [OK cat 1163-b] 10-in. approximately 1918 O holy night Croxton Mixed Trio Mixed vocal trio composer  
Brunswick 2166 10-in. approximately Sept. 1918 Oh! Holy night Ralph Errolle Male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick 6650-6651 10-in. approximately Oct. 1921 Holy night Mario Chamlee Male vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 11498-11500 10-in. 10/1/1923 Holy night Florence Easton Soprano vocal solo and male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick XE31842 12-in. Jan. 1930 Brunswick brevities program X, pt. 6 Brunswick Concert Orchestra Radio transcription disc : Orchestra composer  
Brunswick E16407-E16409 10-in. 9/25/1925 Holy night Fredric Fradkin Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Brunswick E16580-E16582 10-in. 10/9/1925 Holy night Fredric Fradkin Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Brunswick E16733-E16735 10-in. 10/20/1925 Holy night Fredric Fradkin Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Brunswick E16767-E16769 10-in. 10/26/1925 Holy night Florence Easton Female vocal solo and male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E20660-E20661 10-in. 11/5/1926 Minuit, Chrétien Louis Chartier Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E24948-E24949 10-in. 10/27/1927 Holy night Florence Easton Female vocal solo and male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Edison 701 12-in. approximately July 1911 Bravour variations Melitta Heim Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 827 Not documented approximately Oct. 1911 Overture Band (unidentified; Edison Records) Band composer  
Edison 2693 10-in. 1/9/1914 O holy night Thomas Chalmers Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 5465 10-in. 3/21/1917 Le toreador Alice Verlet Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Edison 6076 10-in. Mar. 1918 Cantique de Noël Pierre A. Asselin Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6415 10-in. between 10/10/1918 and 10/23/1918 Comrades in arms Liberty Boys Male vocal ensemble, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6817 10-in. 6/4/1919 O holy night Frieda Hempel Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone BWR332 10-in. 9/16/1926 Cantique de Noël Marek Weber Violin solo, with bells, harp, and organ composer  
Gramophone 530m 12-in. 2/4/1911 Ah! vous dirai-je, maman Frieda Hempel Soprano vocal solo, with flute and orchestra arranger  
Gramophone 731ae 10-in. Sept. 1909 Julsång Elite-Sextetten Vocal sextet, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 1393c 12-in. 1907 Si j'etais roi : Sinfonía Teatro alla Scala Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Gramophone 6977b 10-in. 1905 Písen chapelona Otakár Mařák Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Gramophone 7032e 10-in. Oct. 1907 Julsång John Forsell Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 9115u 10-in. 1905 Un regard de ses yeux! Léon Beyle Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 13866½u 10-in. 1908 Gehenkt Richard Mayr ; Arthur Preuss ; Gerhard Stehmann Vocal trio (tenor, baritone, and bass), with orchestra composer  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263651-A] 10-in. before 11/6/1929 Minuit chrétien Quatuor Franco-Americain Male vocal quartet, with organ composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL760 10-in. 12/12/1927 La ronde Pierre Lamy ; Albert Valsien Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2100 10-in. 3/6/1930 L'amour el le tabac Élie Cohen ; Armand Narçon Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL4911 10-in. 6/8/1934 Dans la sommeil... Élie Cohen ; Pierre Deldi Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7153 10-in. 11/30/1939 Minuit, Chrétiens Marcel Carivan ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Adam, Adolphe," accessed October 1, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102788.

Adam, Adolphe. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 1, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102788.

"Adam, Adolphe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 1 October 2022.

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