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William Brighty Rands

William Brighty Rands (24 December 1823, Chelsea, Middlesex — 23 April 1882, East Dulwich, London) was a British writer and one of the major authors of nursery rhymes of the Victorian era.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 24th, 1823 (Chelsea), Died April 23rd, 1882 (East Dulwich)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-10190 10-in. 4/14/1911 Cuckoo Frances Alda Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  


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