Frances Elliott Clark

Frances Elliott Clark (1860-1958) was an early music appreciation advocate. As a teacher in twentieth century Ottumwa, Iowa, Clark spent ten minutes in each of her chorus rehearsals students telling them about composers or helping them recognize the stylistic features of the work that made it possible to place it in its correct historical context. Shortly thereafter, the phonograph added new opportunities for students to listen to music. Clark, who by 1903 had moved to Milwaukee, told of her introduction to the potential of Edison's invention. She realized the difference it could make to her students if they could hear professional recordings. Her principal agreed and approved the purchase of a machine for the schools.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1860, Died 1958

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: session supervisor

Notes: Established and managed Victor's Educational Department.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 236 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-11915 10-in. 9/28/1927 Bleking Victor Band Band session supervisor  
Victor BVE-11916 10-in. 9/28/1927 The ace of diamonds Victor Band Band session supervisor  
Victor BVE-11918 10-in. 9/28/1927 May pole dance Victor Band Band session supervisor  
Victor BVE-11922 10-in. 9/28/1927 Don Juan : Minuet Victor Band Band session supervisor  
Victor BVE-12134 10-in. 9/27/1927 Tantoli Victor Band Band session supervisor  
Victor BVE-19181 10-in. 11/15/1928 Little orphant Annie Sally Hamlin Recitation, unaccompanied session supervisor  
Victor BVE-19182 10-in. 11/15/1928 Seein' things Sally Hamlin Recitation, unaccompanied session supervisor  
Victor B-19578 10-in. 4/11/1917 The duel Sally Hamlin Recitation session supervisor  
Victor C-20068 12-in. 6/20/1917 Pollyanna arrives Sally Hamlin Recitation session supervisor  
Victor C-20069 12-in. 6/20/1917 Pollyanna and the boy Sally Hamlin Recitation session supervisor  
Victor C-20070 12-in. 6/20/1917 Jack and the beanstalk Sally Hamlin Recitation session supervisor  
Victor C-20071 12-in. 6/20/1917 Cinderella Sally Hamlin Recitation session supervisor  
Victor C-20072 12-in. 6/20/1917 Hansel and Gretel Sally Hamlin Recitation session supervisor  
Victor C-20073 12-in. 6/20/1917 Hansel and Gretel Sally Hamlin Recitation session supervisor  
Victor B-21609 10-in. 3/19/1918 The night wind Sally Hamlin Recitation session supervisor  
Victor B-21610 10-in. 3/19/1918 The story of the three little pigs Sally Hamlin Recitation session supervisor  
Victor B-21611 10-in. 3/19/1918 Little Red Riding Hood Sally Hamlin Recitation session supervisor  
Victor B-21612 10-in. 3/19/1918 Wynken, Blynken and Nod Sally Hamlin Recitation, with harp session supervisor  
Victor B-21618 10-in. 3/19/1918 The sugar plum tree Sally Hamlin Recitation, with harp session supervisor  
Victor B-25318 10-in. 5/24/1921 Nancy Lee Victor Band Band (for vocal accompaniment) session supervisor  
Victor B-29268 10-in. 1/10/1924 The Roman soldiers Victor Band Band session supervisor  
Victor B-29269 10-in. 1/10/1924 Kanafaska Victor Band Band session supervisor  
Victor B-29270 10-in. 1/10/1924 Broom dance Victor Band Band session supervisor  
Victor B-29271 10-in. 1/10/1924 Gossiping Ulla Victor Band Band session supervisor  
Victor B-29486 10-in. 2/19/1924 Lead, kindly light Victor Band Band session supervisor  
(Results 1-25 of 236 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Clark, Frances Elliott," accessed September 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109226.

Clark, Frances Elliott. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109226.

"Clark, Frances Elliott." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 September 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109226

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