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Frederick Oakeley

Frederick Oakeley (5 September 1802 – 30 January 1880) was an English Roman Catholic convert, priest, and author. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1828 and in 1845 converted to Catholicism, becoming Canon of Westminster in 1852. He is best known for his translation of the Christmas carol Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful) from Latin into English.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 5th, 1802 (Shrewsbury), Died January 30th, 1880 (London Borough of Islington)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: translator


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-09060 10-in. 12/2/1936 O come, all ye faithful Homer Hall Glee Club Male vocal chorus, with electric organ, chimes, and symphonet translator  
Brunswick E16415-E16417 10-in. 9/25/1925 Oh, come all ye faithful Frank Munn Male vocal solo and male vocal trio, with orchestra translator  


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