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John Byrom

John Byrom or John Byrom of Kersal or John Byrom of Manchester FRS (29 February 1692 – 26 September 1763) was an English poet, the inventor of a revolutionary system of shorthand and later a significant landowner. He is most remembered as the writer of the lyrics of Anglican hymn Christians awake! Salute the happy morn, which was supposedly a Christmas gift for his daughter.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 29th, 1692 (Manchester), Died September 26th, 1763 (Manchester)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1932

Roles Represented in DAHR: author

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-26799 10-in. 9/26/1922 Christians, awake, salute the happy morn Trinity Male Choir Male vocal chorus, with orchestra author  
Gramophone 0B3438 10-in. 9/22/1932 Christians, awake! Royal Choral Society ; Malcolm Sargent Vocal chorus, with organ author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Byrom, John," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103949.

Byrom, John. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103949.

"Byrom, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103949

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