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William Bartholomew

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: lyricist

Recordings

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 lyricist  
Victor C-12593 12-in. 11/7/1912 Oh, for the wings of a dove Lucy Isabelle Marsh Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-72040 10-in. 4/10/1932 Sing ye to the Lord Chicago A Cappella Choir Mixed vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor BVE-72041 10-in. 4/10/1932 Sing ye to the Lord Chicago A Cappella Choir Mixed vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor LCVE-72042 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 4/10/1932 Sing ye to the Lord Chicago A Cappella Choir Mixed vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor LCVE-72043 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 4/10/1932 Sing ye to the Lord Chicago A Cappella Choir Mixed vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor BVE-72044 10-in. 4/10/1932 Sing ye to the Lord Chicago A Cappella Choir Mixed vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor BVE-72045 10-in. 4/10/1932 Sing ye to the Lord Chicago A Cappella Choir Mixed vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor BS-75739 10-in. 4/7/1933 O for the wings of a dove Nora Mellon Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Brunswick 7859-7860 10-in. approximately Apr. 1922 Oh, for the wings of a dove Irene Williams Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E18606-E18608 10-in. 3/30/1926 Oh, for the wings of a dove Edith Mason Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 825 Not documented approximately Oct. 1911 O for the wings of the dove Frank Croxton Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bartholomew, William," accessed October 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103940.

Bartholomew, William. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103940.

"Bartholomew, William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103940

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