William Bartholomew (1793–1867) was an English librettist, composer, and writer. He made his living as a chemist, but is best remembered as the translator/text author for the premieres of many of Felix Mendelssohn's works in England; most notably the anthem Hear My Prayer (1845) and the oratorio Elijah for its premiere at the Birmingham Triennial Music Festival in 1846. As a composer, he produced several hymns, The Nativity oratorio, and children's songs. He was married to the composer and organist Ann Mounsey. Son of Lemuel Bartholomew.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1793, Died 1867
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1933
Roles Represented in DAHR: author
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Berliner||0896||7-in.||1/16/1900||Oh, for the wings of a dove||Florence Hayward ; Harry Macdonough||Female-male vocal duet||author|
|Victor||C-12593||12-in.||11/7/1912||Oh, for the wings of a dove||Lucy Isabelle Marsh||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Victor||BVE-72040||10-in.||4/10/1932||Sing ye to the Lord||Chicago A Cappella Choir||Mixed vocal chorus||author|
|Victor||BVE-72041||10-in.||4/10/1932||Sing ye to the Lord||Chicago A Cappella Choir||Mixed vocal chorus||author|
|Victor||LCVE-72042||12-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||4/10/1932||Sing ye to the Lord||Chicago A Cappella Choir||Mixed vocal chorus||author|
|Victor||LCVE-72043||12-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||4/10/1932||Sing ye to the Lord||Chicago A Cappella Choir||Mixed vocal chorus||author|
|Victor||BVE-72044||10-in.||4/10/1932||Sing ye to the Lord||Chicago A Cappella Choir||Mixed vocal chorus||author|
|Victor||BVE-72045||10-in.||4/10/1932||Sing ye to the Lord||Chicago A Cappella Choir||Mixed vocal chorus||author|
|Victor||BS-75739||10-in.||4/7/1933||O for the wings of a dove||Nora Mellon||Female vocal solo, with piano||author|
|Brunswick||7859-7860||10-in.||approximately Apr. 1922||Oh, for the wings of a dove||Irene Williams||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Brunswick||E18606-E18608||10-in.||3/30/1926||Oh, for the wings of a dove||Edith Mason||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Edison||825||Not documented||approximately Oct. 1911||O for the wings of the dove||Frank Croxton||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bartholomew, William," accessed January 28, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103940.
Bartholomew, William. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 28, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103940.
"Bartholomew, William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 28 January 2023.
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