Mary Dana Shindler

Mary S. B. Shindler (also, Mary S. B. Dana and Mary Dana Shindler; 15 February 1810 – 1883) was an American poet, writer, and editor of the southern United States. She was a frequent contributor to popular periodicals, and a successful hymnwriter of the mid-19th century.

Shindler came to Texas in 1865. Her earliest book was a volume of poems called The Southern Harp. This was followed by The Northern Harp, The Parted, Young Sailor, and Forecastle Tom. She also published a book on spiritual phenomena. During a temporary residence in Memphis, she edited The Voice of Truth, a journal devoted to the interests of spiritualism and reform. Selecting some of the most popular airs, she added poems to them, a result of her own sorrow and domestic bereavement; music thus immortalized her verse. Her best known poem was "Pass Under the Rod", written when sorrow and faith were strong.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 15th, 1810 (Beaufort), Died 1883 (Texas)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1898 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings (Results 26-30 of 30 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 30500 12-in. ca. Jan.-July 1910 Flee as a bird Mrs. A. Stewart Holt Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh [OK cat 4603] 10-in. approximately 1922 Flee as a bird Joseph A. Phillips Male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick 8344 10-in. approximately July 1922 Soft music The Original Sacred Harp Choir Mixed vocal chorus lyricist  
Edison 2005 10-in. 11/8/1912 Flee as a bird Thomas Chalmers Male vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 4091 10-in. 9/3/1915 Flee as a bird Thomas Chalmers Male vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 26-30 of 30 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shindler, Mary Dana," accessed July 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105115.

Shindler, Mary Dana. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105115.

"Shindler, Mary Dana." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105115

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