Liliuokalani

Liliʻuokalani (Hawaiian pronunciation: [liˌliʔuokəˈlɐni]; born Lydia Liliʻu Loloku Walania Kamakaʻeha; September 2, 1838 – November 11, 1917) was the first queen regnant and the last sovereign monarch of the Hawaiian Kingdom, ruling from January 29, 1891, until the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom on January 17, 1893. The composer of "Aloha ʻOe" and numerous other works, she wrote her autobiography Hawaiʻi's Story by Hawaiʻi's Queen during her imprisonment following the overthrow.

Liliʻuokalani was born on September 2, 1838, in Honolulu, on the island of Oʻahu. While her natural parents were Analea Keohokālole and Caesar Kapaʻakea, she was hānai (informally adopted) at birth by Abner Pākī and Laura Kōnia and raised with their daughter Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Baptized as a Christian and educated at the Royal School, she and her siblings and cousins were proclaimed eligible for the throne by King Kamehameha III. She was married to American-born John Owen Dominis, who later became the Governor of Oʻahu. The couple had no biological children but adopted several. After the accession of her brother David Kalākaua to the throne in 1874, she and her siblings were given Western style titles of Prince and Princess. In 1877, after her younger brother Leleiohoku II's death, she was proclaimed as heir apparent to the throne. During the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, she represented her brother as an official envoy to the United Kingdom.

Liliʻuokalani ascended to the throne on January 29, 1891, nine days after her brother's death. During her reign, she attempted to draft a new constitution which would restore the power of the monarchy and the voting rights of the economically disenfranchised. Threatened by her attempts to abrogate the Bayonet Constitution, pro-American elements in Hawaiʻi overthrew the monarchy on January 17, 1893. The overthrow was bolstered by the landing of US Marines under John L. Stevens to protect American interests, which rendered the monarchy unable to protect itself.

The coup d'état established the Republic of Hawaiʻi, but the ultimate goal was the annexation of the islands to the United States, which was temporarily blocked by President Grover Cleveland. After an unsuccessful uprising to restore the monarchy, the oligarchical government placed the former queen under house arrest at the ʻIolani Palace. On January 24, 1895, Liliʻuokalani was forced to abdicate the Hawaiian throne, officially ending the deposed monarchy. Attempts were made to restore the monarchy and oppose annexation, but with the outbreak of the Spanish–American War, the United States annexed Hawaiʻi. Living out the remainder of her later life as a private citizen, Liliʻuokalani died at her residence, Washington Place, in Honolulu on November 11, 1917.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 2nd, 1838 (Honolulu), Died Honolulu

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter

Notes: Queen of the Hawaiian Islands. Full name is Liliu Kamakaeha Kaolamalii Newewelii Liliuokalani.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 83 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-2392 10-in. 3/22/1905 Hawai ponoi Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-6554 10-in. 10/16/1908 Kim puai Peoakalani Genevra Johnstone-Bishop Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-11377 10-in. 12/14/1911 Aloha oe Sousa's Band Band, with cornet solo composer  
Victor B-13112 10-in. 4/11/1913 Aloha oe Hawaiian Quintette Male vocal quintet, with instrumental quintet (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor B-13154 10-in. 4/18/1913 Wailana Hawaiian Quintette Male vocal quintet, with instrumental quintet (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor B-13155 10-in. 4/18/1913 The maid of Honolulu Hawaiian Quintette ; S. M. Kaiawe Male vocal solo and male vocal quintet, with instrumental quintet (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor B-13156 10-in. 4/18/1913 Kumukahi Hawaiian Quintette Male vocal quintet, with instrumental quintet (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor B-13157 10-in. 4/18/1913 Pua i mohala Hawaiian Quintette Male vocal quintet, with instrumental quintet (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor B-13158 10-in. 4/18/1913 Kokohi Hawaiian Quintette ; Benjamin W. Waiaiole Male vocal solo and male vocal quintet, with instrumental quintet (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor B-13162 10-in. 4/18/1913 Aiaihea Hawaiian Quintette Male vocal quintet, with instrumental quintet (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor B-13163 10-in. 4/18/1913 Hawaii ponoi Hawaiian Quintette Male vocal quintet, with instrumental quintet (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor B-13164 10-in. 4/18/1913 Sweet lei lehua Hawaiian Quintette ; E. K. Rose Male vocal solo and male vocal quintet, with Hawaiian instrumental quintet composer  
Victor B-13165 10-in. 4/18/1913 Ua like no a like Hawaiian Quintette Male vocal quintet, with instrumental quintet (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor B-15341 10-in. 11/5/1914 Aloha oe Toots Paka Hawaiian Troupe Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor B-15540 10-in. 12/22/1914 Aloha oe! David K. Kaili ; Pale K. Lua Guitar duet (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor B-19192 10-in. 2/19/1917 Hawaiian medley no. 1 E. K. Rose Guitar solo (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor C-19197 12-in. 2/19/1917 Aloha oe E. K. Rose Male vocal solo, with ukulele (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor C-20093 12-in. 6/26/1917 Aloha oe Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra composer  
Victor B-20383 10-in. 7/10/1917 Aloha oe Conway's Band ; H. Benne Henton Saxophone solo, with band composer  
Victor B-20977 10-in. 11/14/1917 S bohem bud František A. Pangrác Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-33189 10-in. 8/27/1925 Aloha oe Fritz Kreisler Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-37104 10-in. 12/6/1926 Aloha oe Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with guitar, ukulele, and celeste composer  
Victor BVE-37582 10-in. 1/28/1927 Aloha oe! Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BVE-37849 10-in. 3/11/1927 Aloha oe Hulda Lashanska Soprano vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-39534 10-in. 8/13/1927 Aloha oe Edwin H. Lemare Pipe organ solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 83 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Liliuokalani," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104142.

Liliuokalani. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104142.

"Liliuokalani." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.

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