J. E. Carpenter

Joseph Edwards Carpenter (2 November 1813, London – 6 May 1885, Bayswater) was an English playwright, composer, and songwriter.

In 1851 Carpenter moved from Leamington to London. He wrote various touring musical entertainments such as The Road, the Rail and the River, and a Vocal, Pictorial, and Descriptive Illustration of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1853). A two-act musical drama The Sanctuary and his three-act drama Love and Honour appeared in 1854, and a three-act drama Adam Bede in 1862.

He wrote lyrics for over 2500 songs and duets, publishing them in Ainsworth's Magazine and other magazines, and partnering with various composers including Henry Bishop, Stephen Glover, and James Ernest Perring.

From 1865 to 1867 Carpenter edited 10 volumes of Penny Readings in prose and verse.

He is buried at Highgate Cemetery.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 2nd, 1813, Died May 6th, 1885

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1921

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]2340 12-in. 1901-1902 In the starlight S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor A-44 7-in. 5/26/1903 In the starlight S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-44 10-in. 5/26/1903 In the starlight S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
Victor C-110 [Old series] 12-in. 2/9/1903 or 5/26/1903 In the starlight S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
Victor A-1172 7-in. 3/29/1904 In the starlight S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor B-1172 10-in. 3/29/1904 In the starlight S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor B-8125 10-in. 7/20/1909 Do they think of me at home? Metropolitan Trio Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9825 10-in. 1/19/1911 The army and navy Reed Miller ; Reinald Werrenrath Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-10856 10-in. 8/3/1911 Her bright smile haunts me still John H. Bieling ; Walter Van Brunt Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22285 10-in. 10/14/1918 Do they think of me at home Mabel Garrison Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 30626 12-in. 1/6/1911 Her bright smile haunts me still Frank Coombs Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 1050 10-in. 6/3/1912 Her bright smile haunts me still Charles Hackett Tenor vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 1165 10-in. 7/26/1912 Her bright smile Harry Anthony Male vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 2129 10-in. 2/7/1913 Her bright smile haunts me still John Young Tenor vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 8131 10-in. 7/14/1921 Do they think of me at home? Thomas Chalmers ; Homestead Trio Male vocal solo and female vocal trio, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carpenter, J. E.," accessed September 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104200.

Carpenter, J. E.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104200.

"Carpenter, J. E.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 September 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104200

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