Frank Lynes

Frank Lynes (16 March 1858, Cambridge, Massachusetts – 24 June 1913, Bristol, New Hampshire) was an American composer and teacher who is primarily remembered for the piano pieces he wrote for his students; his sonatinas are essentially in a conservative classical style, reminiscent of similar works by Heinrich Lichner, Anton Diabelli, and Friedrich Kuhlau, as well as his teacher, Carl Reinecke. He studied at the New England Conservatory and at the Leipzig Conservatory.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1858 (Cambridge), Died New Hampshire

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-25363 10-in. 6/22/1921 Absent Criterion Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra arranger  
Edison 8162 10-in. 8/3/1921 The earth is the Lord's Robert C. Dyrenforth ; Robert Gayler Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lynes, Frank," accessed October 24, 2020,

Lynes, Frank. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from

"Lynes, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

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