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Evan Williams

Harry Evan Williams (7 September 1867 – 24 May 1918) was an oratorio tenor with an exceptionally beautiful and tender voice. He recorded almost one hundred 78-RPM records for the Victor Talking Machine Company in the United States and The Gramophone Company (HMV) in England. Williams gave more than 1,000 performances and recitals during his 25-year professional career in England and the United States. Williams was praised most highly by critics for his interpretations of Handel.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 7th, 1867

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 201 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-4689 12-in. 7/22/1907 To a faded rose Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4690 10-in. 7/22/1907 Sweet Miss Mary Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-4691 12-in. 7/22/1907 Annie Laurie Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-4692 12-in. 7/23/1907 Death of Nelson Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-4693 12-in. 7/23/1907 Flower song Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-4696 12-in. 7/23/1907 Excelsior Gwilym Miles ; Evan Williams Vocal duet (tenor and baritone), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-4697 12-in. 7/23/1907 Love shall be Lord Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-4704 12-in. 7/24/1907 O lovely night Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-4705 12-in. 7/24/1907 Come into the garden, Maud Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-4706 12-in. 7/24/1907 A farewell Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-4707 12-in. 7/24/1907 The anchor's weighed Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-4708 12-in. 7/24/1907 When the world is fair Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-4859 12-in. 10/5/1907 The last rose of summer Marcella Sembrich ; Evan Williams Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-4861 12-in. 10/7/1907 Love abiding Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4862 10-in. 10/7/1907 Sweet Miss Mary Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-4863 12-in. 10/7/1907 Love shall be Lord Victor Orchestra ; Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-4864 12-in. 10/7/1907 A dream Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4864 10-in. 10/7/1907 A dream Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-4865 12-in. 10/7/1907 If with all your hearts Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4866 10-in. 10/8/1907 Love me and the world is mine William T. Evans [i.e., Evan Williams] Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4867-B 10-in. 7/22/1908 Lend me your aid Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-4867 12-in. 7/18/1912 Lend me your aid Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4867-A 10-in. 10/8/1907 Lend me your aid Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-4868 12-in. 10/8/1907 Cujus animam Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4869 10-in. 10/8/1907 Annie Laurie Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 201 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Evan," accessed October 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103618.

Williams, Evan. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103618.

"Williams, Evan." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103618

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