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George Washington Doane

George Washington Doane (May 27, 1799 – April 27, 1859) was a United States churchman, educator, and the second bishop in the Episcopal Church for the Diocese of New Jersey.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 27, 1799 (Trenton), Died April 27, 1859 (Burlington)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1904 - 1924

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-915[a] 10-in. 1/14/1904 Softly now the light of day Richard Jose Counter-tenor vocal solo, with organ lyricist  
Victor B-3146 10-in. 2/23/1906 Softly now the light of day Richard Jose Male vocal solo, with string quartet lyricist  
Victor B-22231 10-in. 9/10/1918 Softly now the light of day Alma Gluck ; Efrem Zimbalist Soprano vocal solo, with violin and organ lyricist  
Victor B-29776 10-in. 4/7/1924 Softly now the light of day Trinity Mixed Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, unaccompanied lyricist  
Columbia 81915 10-in. 8/14/1924 Softly now the light of day Cyrena Van Gordon Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Doane, George Washington," accessed February 5, 2023,

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