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B. C. Stephenson

Benjamin Charles Stephenson or B. C. Stephenson (1839 – 22 January 1906) was an English dramatist, lyricist and librettist. After beginning a career in the civil service, he started to write for the theatre, using the pen name "Bolton Rowe". He was author or co-author of several long-running shows of the Victorian theatre. His biggest hit was the comic opera Dorothy, which set records for the length of its original run.

His writing collaborators included Clement Scott and Brandon Thomas, and composers with whom he worked included Frederic Clay, Alfred Cellier and Sir Arthur Sullivan with whom he wrote The Zoo, which continues to be revived today.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1839

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1925

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1961 7-in. 2/11/1903 Queen of my heart Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1961 10-in. 2/11/1903 Queen of my heart Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2087 7-in. 3/16/1903 Let me dream again William H. Thompson Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2087 10-in. 3/16/1903 Let me dream again W. H. Thompson Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor A-443 7-in. 9/23/1903 Queen of my heart William F. Hooley Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-443 10-in. 9/23/1903 Queen of my heart William F. Hooley Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor C-606 12-in. 10/28/1903 Queen of my heart George Alexander Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-1498 10-in. 6/21/1904 Let me dream again W. H. Thompson Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor A-1498 7-in. 6/21/1904 Let me dream again W. H. Thompson Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-3497 10-in. 6/28/1906 Queen of my heart Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-4390 12-in. 4/10/1907 Let me dream again Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-4953 10-in. 11/19/1907 Venetian song Alan Turner Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-6536 10-in. 10/12/1908 Queen of my heart Alan Turner Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-12412 12-in. 9/25/1912 Let me dream again Louise Homer Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-13595 10-in. 7/16/1913 Let me dream again Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16765 10-in. 11/10/1915 Venetian song John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-18500 12-in. 9/26/1916 She wandered down the mountainside Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-26433 10-in. 4/25/1922 Venetian song Louise Homer ; Louise Homer Stires Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with harp and orchestra lyricist  
Victor CVE-33061 12-in. 7/8/1925 Let me dream again Jeanne Gordon Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 1106 7-in. ca. 1903-Oct. 1905 Queen of my heart Male vocalist (unidentified; Columbia Records) Baritone vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1106 10-in. ca. 1903-1908 Queen of my heart Male vocalist (unidentified; Columbia Records) Baritone vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 77961 10-in. 7/23/1918 Venetian song Amparito Farrar Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 3834 10-in. approximately July 1920 Venetian song Theo Karle Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 2076 10-in. 1/2/1913 Let me dream again Elizabeth Spencer Soprano vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 5774 10-in. 9/10/1917 Let me dream again Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stephenson, B. C.," accessed September 18, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103785.

Stephenson, B. C.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 18, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103785.

"Stephenson, B. C.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 18 September 2020.

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