F. Nicholls Crouch

Frederick Nicholls Crouch (30 July 1808 – 18 August 1896) was an English composer and cellist.

Crouch was born in Marylebone in London. He emigrated to the United States in 1849 and settled in Richmond, Virginia. During the Civil War, Crouch took up arms for the Richmond Grays and the 1st Richmond Howitzers, Confederacy.

Crouch was noted as a fine cellist, having played in the King's Theatre as well as St Paul's Cathedral in London, before coming to the United States, but the majority of his compositions were not successful. His most famous song is "Kathleen Mavourneen". During his years in the United States, Crouch composed two operas and unsuccessfully tried various musical undertakings (i.e., conducting, singing and teaching). Well traveled after the Civil War, Crouch eventually settled in Baltimore, Maryland.

He was the father of the famous French courtisane Cora Pearl.

He died 18 or 19 August 1896 in Portland, Maine, and was buried on Confederate Hill in Baltimore's Loudon Park Cemetery.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 30th, 1808

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1895 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 59 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 962 7-in. 10/31/1895 Kathleen Mavourneen Artists vary Male vocal solo composer  
Berliner 01214 7-in. 4/19/1900 Kathleen Mavourneen Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer  
Berliner 01224 7-in. 4/21/1900 Kathleen Mavourneen Emil Keneke Cornet solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]112 7-in. 7/11/1900 Kathleen Mavourneen Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]644 7-in. 2/1/1901 Kathleen Mavourneen William F. Hooley Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]644 10-in. 4/25/1902 Kathleen Mavourneen William F. Hooley Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]777 7-in. 5/3/1901 Kathleen Mavourneen S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]777 10-in. 2/8/1902 Kathleen Mavourneen S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]777 12-in. 6/11/1902 Kathleen Mavourneen S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3064 10-in. 2/1/1901 Kathleen Mavourneen William F. Hooley Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3320 10-in. 5/3/1901 Kathleen Mavourneen S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3340 10-in. 5/10/1901 Kathleen Mavourneen Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Victor C-105 [Old series] 12-in. 2/9/1903 or 5/26/1903 Kathleen Mavourneen S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor B-231 10-in. 8/3/1903 Kathleen Mavourneen S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet composer  
Victor C-231 12-in. 3/30/1904 Kathleen Mavourneen S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet composer  
Victor A-231 7-in. 8/3/1903 Kathleen Mavourneen S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet composer  
Victor A-439 7-in. 9/23/1903 Kathleen Mavourneen William F. Hooley Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-439 10-in. 9/23/1903 Kathleen Mavourneen William F. Hooley Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-3524 10-in. 7/11/1906 Kathleen Mavourneen Victor Instrumental Quartet Instrumental quartet composer  
Victor C-3534 12-in. 7/16/1906 Kathleen Mavourneen Florence Hinkle Female vocal solo, with violin obbligato composer  
Victor B-3841 10-in. 10/1/1906 Kathleen Mavourneen William F. Hooley Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-6525 10-in. 10/9/1908 Kathleen Mavourneen Alan Turner Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-9698 10-in. 12/9/1910 Kathleen Mavourneen Reed Miller Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-10061 12-in. 3/16/1911 Kathleen Mavourneen John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-16106 12-in. 6/15/1915 Kathleen Mavourneen Johanna Gadski Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 59 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Crouch, F. Nicholls," accessed October 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106186.

Crouch, F. Nicholls. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106186.

"Crouch, F. Nicholls." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 October 2020.

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