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Percy Greenbank

Percy Greenbank (24 January 1878 – 9 December 1968) was an English lyricist, best known for his contribution of lyrics to a number of successful Edwardian musical comedies in the early years of the 20th century. His older brother, lyricist Harry Greenbank, had a brilliant career in the 1890s that was cut short by his death at the age of 33. Percy picked up where his brother had left off, writing lyrics for some of the most popular musicals from 1900 through World War I and even afterwards.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 24th, 1878, Died December 9th, 1968

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1916

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-8445 12-in. 12/10/1909 Gems from The belle of Brittany Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-8744 10-in. 3/24/1910 Stepping stones Harry Macdonough ; Lucy Isabelle Marsh Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-10485 10-in. 6/2/1911 Swing song Lucy Isabelle Marsh ; Reinald Werrenrath Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-10621 12-in. 6/27/1911 Gems from The country girl Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-11059 12-in. 10/5/1911 Gems from The Quaker girl Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-11309 12-in. 11/27/1911 The swing song Emma Eames ; Emilio de Gogorza Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-11311 12-in. 11/27/1911 Trot here and there Emma Eames ; Emilio de Gogorza Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano lyricist  
Victor C-13858 12-in. 9/25/1913 Gems from Miss Caprice Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 1143 7-in. ca. 1903 The coo song George Alexander Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1143 10-in. ca. 1903-1908 The coo song George Alexander Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 4325 10-in. ca. 1909-Mar. 1910 Two giddy goats Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 36362 12-in. 4/11/1912 The Quaker girl : Vocal gems Columbia Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 3301 10-in. between 9/16/1914 and 9/17/1914 The music of love Marie De Kyser ; Reed Miller Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 3565 10-in. 2/5/1915 I'm a millionaire Joseph A. Phillips Baritone vocal solo and mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 3580 10-in. 2/12/1915 Please don't flirt with me Helen Clark ; Joseph A. Phillips Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 3671 10-in. 3/29/1915 Please don't flirt with me Helen Clark ; Joseph A. Phillips Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 5082 10-in. 10/20/1916 Dance with me Irving Kaufman ; Gladys Rice Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Greenbank, Percy," accessed November 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106164.

Greenbank, Percy. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106164.

"Greenbank, Percy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 November 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106164

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