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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 London

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, cello, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 33 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 composer, instrumentalist, cello, arranger  
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 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  
Edison 5950 10-in. between 1/1/1918 and 1/7/1918 When you come home Christine Miller Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Squire, W. H.," accessed October 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104312.

Squire, W. H.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104312.

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