Edna White

Flora Edna White (October 23, 1892 – June 25, 1992), known professionally as Edna White and privately for much of her life as Edna White Chandler, was an American classical and vaudeville trumpet player, bandleader, and composer. A child prodigy, she led one of the first successful all-female bands, and was the first trumpet player to give a recital at Carnegie Hall.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 23rd, 1892 (Stamford), Died June 25th, 1992

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, leader, arranger, cornet

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 32 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-18850 10-in. 12/14/1916 Té tév ounéi Torcom Bézazian Male vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Victor B-18851 10-in. 12/14/1916 Haratch entanank Torcom Bézazian Male vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Columbia 77688 10-in. 2/26/1918 Just a baby's prayer at twilight (for her daddy over there) Edna White Trumpet Quartette Trumpet quartet, with orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, leader  
Columbia 77689 10-in. 2/26/1918 Fancy you fancying me Edna White Trumpet Quartette Trumpet quartet, with orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, leader  
Columbia 77765 10-in. 4/11/1918 The old refrain Edna White Trumpet Quartette Trumpet quartet, with orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, leader  
Columbia 77766 10-in. 4/11/1918 Lullaby Edna White Trumpet Quartette Trumpet quartet, with orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, leader  
Columbia 77774 10-in. 4/17/1918 The lost chord Edna White Trumpet Quartette Trumpet quartet, with orchestra leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia 77789 10-in. 4/26/1918 Nearer, my God, to Thee Edna White Trumpet Quartette Trumpet quartet, with orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, leader  
Columbia 78020 10-in. 8/23/1918 Nearer, my God, to Thee Edna White Trumpet Quartette Trumpet quartet, with orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, leader  
Columbia 78458 10-in. 5/29/1919 O holy night Edna White Trumpet Quartette Trumpet quartet, with orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, leader  
Columbia 78468 10-in. 6/3/1919 O holy night Edna White Trumpet Quartette Trumpet quartet, with orchestra leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia 78842 10-in. 12/4/1919 When you and I were young, Maggie Gloria Trumpeters [i.e., Edna White Trumpet Quartette] Trumpet quartet, with orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, leader  
Columbia 78843 10-in. 12/5/1919 The sweetest story ever told Gloria Trumpeters [i.e., Edna White Trumpet Quartette] Trumpet quartet, with orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, leader  
Columbia 79058 10-in. 3/19/1920 How sweet the moonlight Gloria Trumpeters Trumpet quartet, unaccompanied leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia 79130 10-in. 4/19/1920 Coronation march Gloria Trumpeters Trumpet quartet instrumentalist, trumpet, leader  
Columbia 79195 10-in. 5/20/1920 Come where the lilies bloom Gloria Trumpeters Trumpet quartet leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia 87517 10-in. either 1921 or 1922 International medley march Howard Kopp ; Edna White Band, with trumpet, xylophone, and bells instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia 87518 10-in. either 1921 or 1922 International medley march Howard Kopp ; Edna White Band, with trumpet, xylophone, and bells instrumentalist, trumpet  
Edison 7682 10-in. 12/15/1920 The debutante Edna White Cornet solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, cornet  
Edison 7683 10-in. 12/15/1920 Recollections of 1861-65 Edna White Cornet solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Edison 7892 10-in. 4/6/1921 The blue bells of Scotland Edna White Trumpet solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Edison 7911 10-in. 4/13/1921 Agnus Dei Edna White Trumpet solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Edison 7990 10-in. 5/16/1921 I know of two bright eyes Torcom Bézazian ; Robert Gayler ; Edna White Tenor vocal solo, with trumpet and piano instrumentalist, trumpet  
Edison 7991 10-in. 5/16/1921 Duna Torcom Bézazian ; Robert Gayler ; Edna White Tenor vocal solo, with trumpet and piano instrumentalist, trumpet  
Edison 10098 12-in. 2/18/1926 March sample record no. 4 Ernest Davis ; The Frolickers ; Metropolitan Entertainers ; Homer A. Rodeheaver ; Edna White Dubbed recordings instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 32 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "White, Edna," accessed April 12, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107484.

White, Edna. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 12, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107484.

"White, Edna." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 12 April 2021.

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