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Thomas Hastings

Thomas Hastings (15 October 1784 – 15 May 1872) was an American composer, primarily an author of hymn tunes of which the best known is "Toplady" for the hymn Rock of Ages. He was born to Dr. Seth and Eunice (Parmele) Hastings in Washington, Connecticut. He was a 3rd great-grandson of Thomas Hastings who came from the East Anglia region of England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 15th, 1784, Died May 15th, 1872

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1896 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 49 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 917 7-in. Before June 1896 Rock of ages Artists vary Male vocal solo composer  
Berliner 0169 7-in. 6/1/1899 Rock of ages Instrumentalist(s) (unidentified; Berliner Gramophone Co.) Chimes composer  
Berliner 0565 7-in. 10/7/1899 Rock of ages Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]606 7-in. 1/8/1901 Rock of ages Westminster Chimes [i.e., C. H. H. Booth] Chimes solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]606 10-in. 1/22/1902 Rock of ages Christopher H. H. Booth Chimes composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]717 7-in. 3/11/1901 Rock of ages Choir [i.e., Choir of the Lombard Street Mission] ; Choir [i.e., Lyric Trio] Mixed vocal trio, with organ composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]717 10-in. 11/25/1902 Rock of ages Choir [i.e., Choir of the Lombard Street Mission] ; Choir [i.e., Lyric Trio] Mixed vocal trio, with organ composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]877 7-in. 6/13/1901 Rock of ages Metropolitan Orchestra Orchestra, with chimes composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3195 10-in. 3/11/1901 Rock of ages Lyric Trio Mixed vocal trio composer  
Victor A-788 7-in. 12/4/1903 Rock of ages Christopher H. H. Booth Chimes composer  
Victor B-788 10-in. 5/31/1904 Rock of ages Christopher H. H. Booth Chimes composer  
Victor B-2303 10-in. 2/15/1905 Rock of ages Trinity Choir Chorus, with organ composer  
Victor B-2305 10-in. 2/15/1905 Come ye disconsolate Trinity Choir Chorus, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-2970 10-in. 12/22/1905 Rock of ages Richard Jose Counter-tenor vocal solo, with organ composer  
Victor E-3242 8-in. 4/2/1906 Rock of ages Lyric Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-4555 10-in. 6/3/1907 Rock of ages Trinity Choir [i.e., Lyric Quartet] Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-6725 10-in. 1/18/1909 Rock of ages Chris Chapman Chimes composer  
Victor B-12029 10-in. 5/17/1912 Royal arcanum : Opening ode Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor B-12781 10-in. 1/9/1913 Nearer, my God, to Thee Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-14850 10-in. 5/20/1914 Rock of ages Alma Gluck ; Louise Homer Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-16756 12-in. 11/8/1915 Hymns of praise, no. 1 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-18975 10-in. 1/10/1917 Medley of standard hymns, part 2 Francis J. Lapitino Harp solo composer  
Victor B-20786 10-in. 10/17/1917 Klippa du sombrast förmig Grace Eklund Carlson ; Florence Eklund Reims Female vocal duet, with organ composer  
Victor B-24494 10-in. 9/21/1920 Rock of ages Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-30628 10-in. 8/12/1924 Rock of ages Jenn Rawlings Anderson Female vocal solo, with organ composer  
(Results 1-25 of 49 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hastings, Thomas," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103467.

Hastings, Thomas. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103467.

"Hastings, Thomas." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103467

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