Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély
Louis-James-Alfred Lefébure-Wély (13 November 1817 – 31 December 1869) was a French organist and composer. He played a major role in the development of the French symphonic organ style and was closely associated with the organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, inaugurating many new Cavaillé-Coll organs.
His playing was virtuosic, and as a performer, he was rated above eminent contemporaries including César Franck. His compositions, less substantial than those of Franck and others, have not held such a prominent place in the repertory.
Birth and Death Data: Born November 13th, 1817 (Paris), Died Paris
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1940
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]217||7-in.||9/21/1900||Monastery bells||Charles P. Lowe||Xylophone solo||composer|
|Victor||B-4492||10-in.||5/15/1907||Monastery bells||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band, with chimes||composer|
|Victor||B-12533||10-in.||10/23/1912||Monastery bells||William H. Reitz||Bells solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-37805||10-in.||2/9/1927||The nuns' hymn||Mark Andrews||Pipe organ solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-53490||10-in.||7/5/1929||Monastery bells||Rosario Bourdon ; Victor Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||BS-048898||10-in.||4/30/1940||The wayside chapel||Swiss music box||Music box||composer|
|Columbia||W140672||10-in.||6/12/1925||Hymn of the nuns||Mark Andrews||Pipe organ solo||composer|
|Edison||162||Not documented||8/16/1910||Monastery bells||Band (unidentified; Edison Records)||Band||composer|
|Edison||1300||10-in.||between 10/9/1912 and 10/17/1912||Monastery bells||String orchestra (unidentified; Edison Records)||String orchestra||composer|
|Edison||8620||10-in.||10/6/1922||Monastery bells||United States Marine Band||Band||composer|
|Gramophone||01805v||12-in.||1/2/1911||O salutaris||Georges Régis||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lefébure-Wély, Louis James Alfred," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104336.
Lefébure-Wély, Louis James Alfred. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104336.
"Lefébure-Wély, Louis James Alfred." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.
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