James Sanderson

James Sanderson (or Saunderson 1769–c.1841) was an English musician, now remembered as a composer. The tune for "Hail to the Chief", the presidential anthem of the United States, is attributed to him, taken from a Scottish Gaelic melody.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1769 (Workington), Died 1841

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1926

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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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 C-15614 12-in. 1/21/1915 Hail to the chief Victor Male Quartet Male vocal quartet, with bagpipes composer  
Victor BVE-35491 10-in. 6/15/1926 Hail to the chief Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sanderson, James," accessed April 23, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103934.

Sanderson, James. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 23, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103934.

"Sanderson, James." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103934

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