George Cooper

George Cooper (May 14, 1840, New York City – September 26, 1927, New York City) was an American poet remembered chiefly for his song lyrics, many set to music by Stephen Foster.

He translated the lyrics of German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, and French musical works into singable English.


Birth and Death Data: Born 1838 (New York City), Died 1927

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1898 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 583 7-in. 5/3/1898 O Genevieve Jesse Bartlett Davis Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]79 7-in. 6/9/1900 Deep, down deep George Broderick Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-2648 10-in. 6/19/1905 Waiting, love, for thee Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-8402 10-in. 11/24/1909 Sweet Genevieve Haydn Quartet ; John Barnes Wells Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-10206 12-in. 4/19/1911 Beautiful isle of the sea Frank Coombs Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BB-10206 10-in. 5/3/1911 Beautiful isle of the sea Frank Coombs Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-11114 10-in. 10/18/1911 What robin told Jennie Kerr Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-11154 10-in. 11/1/1911 What Robin told Jennie Kerr Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-12759 10-in. 1/2/1913 Sweet Genevieve John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15821 10-in. 3/22/1915 The leaves and the wind Elisabeth Böhm van Endert Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16473 10-in. 9/13/1915 Sweet Genevieve Imperial Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied lyricist  
Victor B-17145 10-in. 2/11/1916 Norah Acushla Will Oakland Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-17186 12-in. 2/17/1916 The mother's prayer Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with cello and and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-28489 10-in. 9/20/1923 Star of the East Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-28489 10-in. 10/16/1925 Star of the East Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with pipe organ lyricist  
Victor B-31647 10-in. 1/9/1925 Sweet Genevieve Henry Burr ; Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-31647 10-in. 6/23/1926 Sweet Genevieve Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BS-067619 10-in. 8/7/1941 Sweet Genevieve Eton Boys Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor BS-067644 10-in. 8/14/1941 Star of the East Emile Coté ; Victor Chapel Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with female-male duet and organ lyricist  
Columbia 4214 10-in. approximately 1909 Sweet Genevieve Merle Tillotson Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 19156 10-in. 12/8/1910 Chiming bells of long ago Brunswick Quartette ; Frank Coombs Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with cello and piano lyricist  
Columbia 19431 10-in. 6/22/1911 Chiming bells of long ago Frank Coombs Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 19560 10-in. 9/11/1911 Star of the East Roma Devonne [i.e., Roma Devonne Hempstead] Female vocal solo and mixed quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46668 10-in. 3/29/1916 Sweet Genevieve Jean Cooper Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77763 10-in. 4/10/1918 Sweet Genevieve Columbia Stellar Quartette Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied lyricist  
Columbia 78475 10-in. 6/10/1919 The star of the East Columbia Stellar Quartette ; Barbara Maurel Mezzo-soprano vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79254 10-in. 6/8/1920 Star of the East Columbia Stellar Quartette ; Dolly, Vernon Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 80316 10-in. 4/22/1922 Chiming bells of long ago Lucy Gates Soprano vocal solo, with male vocal quartet, woodwind ensemble, and celeste lyricist  
Columbia 30927 12-in. 12/26/1911 Sweet Genevieve Alice Nielsen Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W146453 10-in. 6/18/1928 Sweet Genevieve The Lions Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied lyricist  
Columbia 74277 12-in. 3/23/1921 Genevieve Clara Butt Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-7403 10-in. Apr. 1920 Norah Acushlah! Will Oakland Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 4648 10-in. approximately Nov. 1920 Sweet Genevieve Charles Harrison ; John Young Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 9986-9988 10-in. 2/26/1923 Star of the East John Barclay Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E28797 10-in. 12/6/1928 Sweet Genevieve Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E35571 10-in. 12/18/1930 While the days are going by Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, steel guitar, and organ lyricist  
Brunswick E35572 10-in. 12/18/1930 While the days are going by Al and Joe Blackburn Male vocal duet, with violin, steel guitar, and piano lyricist  
Brunswick E5190-E5192 10-in. 5/25/1927 Sweet Genevieve Blue Ribbon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Edison 985 10-in. 4/10/1912 Sweet Genevieve Vernon Archibald Baritone vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 2186 10-in. 3/18/1913 I dream that I dwelt in marble halls Marie Narelle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 2294 10-in. 5/16/1913 Chiming bells of long ago Marie Narelle Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 2491 10-in. 10/14/1913 Sweet Genevieve Vernon Archibald Baritone vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 2615 10-in. 12/8/1913 Beautiful isle of the sea Charlotte Kirwan Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 2792 10-in. Jan.-Feb. 1914 Beautiful isle of the sea Vernon Archibald ; Helen Clark Vocal duet (contralto and baritone), with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 3133 10-in. 6/2/1914 I dream that I dwelt in marble halls Marie Narelle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 4880 10-in. 7/17/1916 Sweet Genevieve Ida Gardner Contralto vocal solo and mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 5885 10-in. 11/16/1917 The pilot brave Wilfred Glenn ; Charles Hart Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 5981 10-in. 1/24/1918 Sweet Genevieve Ralph Errolle Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6445 10-in. between 11/1/1918 and 11/4/1918 Thine eyes so blue and tender Homestead Trio Female vocal trio, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6835 10-in. 6/17/1919 My heart is with the loving ones at home James Goddard Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6845 10-in. 6/24/1919 My heart is with the loving ones at home Arthur Middleton Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 7024 10-in. 11/19/1919 Voice of the mountain land Mario Laurenti Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 7106 10-in. 1/9/1920 Voice of the mountain land Arthur Middleton Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 7168 10-in. 2/18/1920 The pilot brave Fred East ; Charles Hart Vocal duet (tenor and baritone), with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 11265 10-in. 10/26/1926 Star of the East Calvary Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with piano lyricist  
Edison N-356 10-in. 8/17/1928 Melodies of long ago no. 2 Hank Simmon's Show Boat Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cooper, George," accessed April 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108017.

Cooper, George. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108017.

"Cooper, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 April 2024.

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