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 2, 1838 (Honolulu), Died November 11, 1917 (Honolulu)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1946
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter
Notes: Queen of the Hawaiian Islands. Full name is Liliu Kamakaeha Kaolamalii Newewelii Liliuokalani.
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 90 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Liliuokalani," accessed January 29, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104142.
Liliuokalani. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 29, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104142.
"Liliuokalani." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 29 January 2023.
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