I. B. Woodbury

Isaac Baker Woodbury (October 23, 1819 – 1858) was a 19th-century composer and publisher of church music, most famous for publishing The Dulcimer: or the New York Collection of Sacred Music, one of the best-known collections of Christian hymns of the era. His best-known hymn tunes include Siloam and Esmonton. He also published the American Monthly Musical Review and the New York Musical Pioneer.

Born in Beverly, Massachusetts, Woodbury was the son of Isaac Woodbury and Nancy Baker, and studied music in London and Paris before embarking upon a career as a church organist, writer, editor, and teacher in Boston and New York. In total he published fifteen books of sacred music and fourteen books of school and secular music; he also founded the National Music Convention. Woodbury fell ill with tuberculosis and traveled south for his health, dying while visiting Charleston, South Carolina.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 23, 1819, Died 1858

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]838 7-in. 6/3/1901 Stars of a summer night Arthur Pryor Trombone solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]838 10-in. 8/19/1902 Stars of the summer night Arthur Pryor Trombone solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]838 12-in. 5/8/1902 Stars of a summer night Arthur Pryor Trombone solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1282 7-in. 2/24/1902 Stars of a summer night Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1282 10-in. 2/24/1902 Stars of a summer night Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-23186 10-in. 10/2/1919 America the beautiful Victor Band Band composer  
Victor B-28676 10-in. 10/19/1923 Stars of the summer night Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with brass quartet composer  
Victor BVE-37892 10-in. 4/8/1927 Stars of the summer night Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49187 10-in. 12/14/1928 Waltz in A flat Victor Symphonic Band Band composer  
Victor BS-75722 10-in. 4/5/1933 A merry life Elsie Baker ; Myrtle C. Eaver ; Olive Kline ; Lambert Murphy ; Elliott Shaw Mixed vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Columbia 19311 10-in. 4/26/1911 Stars of the summer night Mendelssohn Quartette Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Columbia 38400 10-in. 11/9/1912 Forever with the Lord Columbia Mixed Quartette Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 38574 10-in. 1/21/1913 Stars of the summer night Grace Kerns ; Clara Moister ; Beulah Gaylord Young Female vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 47318 10-in. 1/25/1917 Stars of the summer night Columbia Stellar Quartette Male vocal quartet, unaccopmanied composer  
Edison N-356 10-in. 8/17/1928 Melodies of long ago no. 2 Hank Simmon's Show Boat Quartet Male vocal quartet composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Woodbury, I. B.," accessed June 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106166.

Woodbury, I. B.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106166.

"Woodbury, I. B.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 June 2024.

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