Emily Henrietta Hickey

Emily Henrietta Hickey (1845–1924) was an Irish author, narrative poet and translator.

She was born in Macmine Castle, near Enniscorthy in County Wexford, daughter of the Rev. J. S. Hickey, Protestant rector of Goresbridge and granddaughter of Rev. William Hickey ("Martin Doyle"), an agriculturist. She studied at Cambridge and then became lecturer in English language and literature at University College London. She sold her first poem, "Told in the Twilight" to the Cornhill Magazine in 1866 and afterwards contributed to Longman's Magazine, Good Words, The Athenaeum, the Irish Monthly and many others. Her first book of poems, A Sculptor, ensured her success as a poet. She followed this with Verse Tales, Lyrics, and Translations (1889), Verse-Translations, and other poems (1891), Michael Villiers, Idealist, and other poems (1891), Ancilla Domini (1898) and Our Lady of May and other Poems (1902). She also wrote many short stories.

With Frederick James Furnivall she founded the Browning Society in 1881.

Hickey wrote about ten books dealing with religious matters after converting to Catholicism in 1901. One of her better-known poems is Beloved, It Is Morn. The poem has been set to music by composer Florence Aylward and recorded by tenors Charles Hackett and Harry Anthony. She died on 9 September 1924 in Marylebone, London.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1845, Died January 1st, 1924

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-8967 12-in. 5/18/1910 Beloved, it is morn John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-13378 12-in. 6/3/1913 Beloved, it is morn Lewis Shawe Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor C-13681 12-in. 8/9/1913 Beloved, it is morn E. W. Bruce Vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor C-14975 12-in. 6/22/1914 Beloved, it is morn Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor CVE-35817 12-in. 7/21/1926 Beloved it is morn Richard Crooks Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-40395 10-in. 2/6/1928 Beloved, it is morn G. H. Rigler Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Trial 1913-05-23-09] Not documented 5/23/1913 Beloved, it is morn William Carmint Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 30493 12-in. ca. 1910-Feb. 1911 Beloved, it is morn Mary Desmond Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W144028 10-in. 4/14/1927 Beloved, it is morn Arthur Hackett Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 98336 12-in. 4/29/1927 Beloved, it is morn Charles Hackett Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 98724 12-in. 12/12/1930 Beloved, it is morn Louis Graveure Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hickey, Emily Henrietta," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108362.

Hickey, Emily Henrietta. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108362.

"Hickey, Emily Henrietta." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108362

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