Lewis Edson

Lewis Edson (22 January 1748 – 1820 in Woodstock, New York) was one of the first American composers. He began working as blacksmith, but soon after became a singing master and was a notable singer in his day. His most popular compositions were Bridgewater, Lenox and Green Field and were published in 1782 in the "Choristers Companion"

Birth and Death Data: Born January 22nd, 1748, Died January 1st, 1820

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-15186 10-in. 9/15/1914 Mear Lyric Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with organ composer  
OKeh W402051 10-in. 8/3/1928 Lenox Charles Butts Sacred Harp Singers Vocal ensemble, with piano composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Edson, Lewis," accessed July 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107276.

Edson, Lewis. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107276.

"Edson, Lewis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107276


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