Robert Stanley Weir
Robert Stanley Weir (November 15, 1856 – August 20, 1926) was a Montreal, Quebec judge and poet most famous for writing the English lyrics to "O Canada", the national anthem of Canada. He was educated as a teacher and lawyer and considered one of the leading experts of the day on Quebec's municipal civil law. He was appointed a municipal court judge and a judge for the Exchequer Court of Canada.
Weir published several individual poems in magazines and collections in books. His lyrics for the English version of "O Canada" eclipsed many others' lyrical attempts and songs to quickly become the most popular patriotic song in Canada for the past century.
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Birth and Death Data: Born 1856 (Hamilton), Died 1926 (Lake Memphremagog)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1928
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, author
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-6140||10-in.||4/23/1908||O Canada||Harold Jarvis||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-20458||10-in.||7/26/1917||Our father's land of old||Alan Turner||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Victor||BVE-45612||10-in.||6/7/1928||O Canada||Edward Johnson||Tenor vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||38880||10-in.||5/24/1913||O Canada||Columbia Mixed Quartette||Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Weir, Robert Stanley," accessed May 31, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103797.
Weir, Robert Stanley. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 31, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103797.
"Weir, Robert Stanley." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 31 May 2023.
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LCNAR: Weir, Robert Stanley, 1856-1926 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n82112117
Wikidata: Robert Stanley Weir - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q3436349
MusicBrainz: Robert Stanley Weir - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/73045468-e1d4-4754-b2c1-8a572fa19b07
ISNI: 0000 0000 7405 3608 - http://www.isni.org/isni/0000000074053608
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