W. H. Squire
William Henry Squire, ARCM (8 August 1871 – 17 March 1963) was a British cellist, composer and music professor of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He studied cello at the Royal College of Music, and become professor of cello at the Royal College and Guildhall schools of music. He was principal cello in several major London orchestras and helped to popularize the cello as a solo instrument in the early years of the 20th century by giving public concerts throughout the British Isles and making recordings; he became well known for his performances of the Elgar and Saint-Saëns cello concertos. In 1898 the French composer Gabriel Fauré dedicated his cello piece Sicilienne to Squire. Squire's own compositions were written mainly for the cello; these included several solo pieces of light character and a cello concerto; he also wrote the music for a number of songs.
One of Squire's legacies is a collection of student-level works for cello and piano which appear in string teaching syllabuses all over the world including those of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, the Internet Cello Society and the Suzuki method of string instrument teaching.
Birth and Death Data: Born August 8th, 1871, Died March 17th, 1963 (London)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1928
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, cello, arranger
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 34 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||C-11814||12-in.||4/2/1912||Like stars above||John McCormack||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-12784||10-in.||1/9/1913||Three for Jack||Reinald Werrenrath||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-16205||10-in.||7/14/1915||In an old-fashioned town||Florence Hinkle||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-18351||10-in.||9/12/1916||An old-fashioned town||Imperial Quartet||Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied||composer|
|Victor||B-18386||10-in.||9/20/1916||In an old-fashioned town||John McCormack||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-18713||10-in.||11/15/1916||The old black mare||Herbert Witherspoon||Bass vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-19582||12-in.||4/11/1917||A chip of the old block||William F. Larkin||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-20882||10-in.||10/19/1917||When you come home||Elizabeth Spencer||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-21092||10-in.||11/19/1917||In an old-fashioned town||Elsie Baker||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-25245||10-in.||4/29/1921||A chip of the old block||Frank Croxton||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-25913||10-in.||12/21/1921||A chip of the old block||Royal Dadmun||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-28605||10-in.||9/25/1923||Dream once again||John McCormack||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1919-06-12-03]||Not documented||6/12/1919||In an old-fashioned town||Arthur Kraft||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1919-10-08-04]||Not documented||10/8/1919||An old-fashioned town||Muriel Tindal||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||77465||10-in.||10/30/1917||When you come home||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||78332||10-in.||3/4/1919||When you come home||Louis Graveure||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||6516||12-in.||Drink to me only with thine eyes||Hamilton Harty ; W. H. Squire||Cello solo, with piano||arranger, instrumentalist, cello, composer|
|Brunswick||15635-15637||10-in.||4/23/1925||Three for Jack||John Charles Thomas||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E15571-E15572||10-in.||4/16/1925||Three for Jack||John Charles Thomas||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||DB77||10-in.||approximately Sept. 1928]||Sérénade||Anthony Pini||Cello solo, with piano||composer|
|Brunswick||E26635-E26636||10-in.||2/23/1928||In an old fashioned town||Daniel Beddoe ; Thornie Prewitt Williams||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Brunswick||[Br cat 5288-a]||10-in.||approximately Mar. 1919||In an old fashioned town||Martha Atwood||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||153||Not documented||8/5/1910||Old black mare||Frederick Weld||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||5604||10-in.||6/6/1917||It's up to a man||Arthur Middleton||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||5876||10-in.||11/9/1917||When you come home||Helen Clark||Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Squire, W. H.," accessed April 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104312.
Squire, W. H.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104312.
"Squire, W. H.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 April 2021.
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