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George Linley

George Linley (27 December 1797 – 10 September 1865), was an English verse-writer and musical composer, who was born in Leeds. He contributed verses to the local newspapers and published some pamphlets, before leaving his native city in early life. After a period of military service, he lived at first in Edinburgh but finally settled in London, where he gained a reputation as a writer and composer of songs and ballads. He is perhaps best known for writing the English lyrics to the song, "God Bless the Prince of Wales".

Birth and Death Data: Born 1798 (Leeds), Died London

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1926

Roles Represented in DAHR: author, composer

Notes: Linley's son, also named George Linley, wrote music and lyrics as well.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-23039 10-in. 6/27/1919 Ever of thee I'm fondly dreaming Sophie Braslau Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor C-23039 12-in. 6/27/1919 Ever of thee I'm fondly dreaming Sophie Braslau Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-35483 10-in. 6/8/1926 Ever of thee I'm fondly dreaming Frances Alda Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Columbia 46033 10-in. 9/16/1915 The Switzer's farewell Charles Adams Prince Celeste solo composer  
Columbia 77880 10-in. 6/12/1918 Ever of thee I'm fondly dreaming Barbara Maurel Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Columbia 30567 12-in. 11/2/1910 Ever of thee Margaret Keyes Female vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Edison 996 10-in. 4/16/1912 Ever of thee I'm fondly dreaming Thomas Chalmers ; Elizabeth Spencer Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra author  
Edison 2425 10-in. 8/25/1913 Ever of thee I'm fondly dreaming Thomas Chalmers ; Elizabeth Spencer Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra author  
Edison 6415 10-in. between 10/10/1918 and 10/23/1918 Comrades in arms Liberty Boys Male vocal ensemble, with orchestra author  
Edison 7562 10-in. 10/7/1920 Ever of thee I'm fondly dreaming Vernon Archibald ; Elizabeth Spencer Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Linley, George," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103988.

Linley, George. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103988.

"Linley, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103988

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