Robert Braine

Robert Braine (1896–1940) was an American composer. A native of Ohio, he studied at the College of Music in Cincinnati. He worked as a recital accompanist and as an organist; he also edited for a time, and was a staff pianist for NBC in New York City. He composed three operas, Virginia, Diane, and The Eternal Light; he also wrote Top Hole, a musical comedy. He composed a handful of chamber works and some orchestral pieces. Of the latter, 1928's S.O.S. has been claimed as the first classical work written specifically for radio broadcast.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1896, Died January 1st, 1940

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-39426 10-in. 6/28/1927 Holland song Alice Green Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-39428 10-in. 6/28/1927 The telephone Alice Green Female vocal solo, with flute composer  
Victor BVE-40033 10-in. 9/26/1927 The golden rule Alice Green Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-40034 10-in. 9/26/1927 The shadows Alice Green Female vocal solo, with oboe, English horn, and piano composer  
Victor BVE-40036 10-in. 9/26/1927 Camping Alice Green Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-40037 10-in. 9/26/1927 Christmas carol Alice Green Female vocal solo, with clarinet, cornet, and piano composer  
Victor BS-042793 10-in. 10/5/1939 Love's own waltz Rosario Bourdon ; Jessica Dragonette Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 10838 10-in. 2/19/1926 A smile, a rose, a kiss Charles Hart Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Braine, Robert," accessed July 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108077.

Braine, Robert. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108077.

"Braine, Robert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108077

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