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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 the Church of Rome, becoming Canon of the Westminster Diocese 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 5, 1802 (Shrewsbury), Died January 30, 1880 (London Borough of Islington)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: translator, lyricist

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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  
Victor D7VB-1596 10-in. 8/27/1947 O come all ye faithful Dick Leibert Organ solo translator  
Columbia H120 10-in. approximately 1940 Adeste fideles Robert Armbruster ; Nelson Eddy Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra 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  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263135-A] 10-in. February 1923 or earlier Adeste fideles Maurice Lamarre ; Quatuor Canadien Male vocal quartet and soloist, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Oakeley, Frederick," accessed June 18, 2024,

Oakeley, Frederick. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from

"Oakeley, Frederick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 June 2024.

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