Charles C. Converse

Charles Crozat Converse (October 7, 1832 – October 18, 1918) was an American attorney who also worked as a composer of church songs. He is notable for setting to music the words of Joseph Scriven to become the hymn "What a Friend We Have in Jesus". Converse published an arrangement of "The Death of Minnehaha", with words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 7th, 1832 (Warren), Died October 18th, 1918 (New Jersey)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3143 10-in. 2/23/1901 What a friend we have in Jesus Christopher H. H. Booth Chimes composer  
Victor B-10598 10-in. 6/26/1911 What a friend we have in Jesus Mixed Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Victor B-16930 10-in. 12/23/1915 What a friend we have in Jesus Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20785 10-in. 10/17/1917 Hvilken vän vi ha i Jesus Grace Eklund Carlson ; Florence Eklund Reims Female vocal duet, with organ composer  
Victor B-30192 10-in. 6/16/1924 What a friend we have in Jesus Theodore B. Tu Male vocal solo, with organ composer  
Victor BVE-46029 10-in. 6/30/1928 What a friend Pace Jubilee Singers Mixed vocal chorus, with organ composer  
Victor BVE-64258 10-in. 9/29/1930 What a friend we have in Jesus Marion Talley Female vocal solo, with organ composer  
Victor BVE-83651 10-in. 7/27/1934 What a friend we have in Jesus Seth Parker Trio Mixed vocal trio, with organ composer  
Victor BS-023192 10-in. 5/17/1938 She'll be there (What a friend we have in Mother) Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar songwriter  
Victor BS-056928 10-in. 10/17/1940 What a friend we have in Jesus Edward MacHugh ; William Meeder Male vocal solo, with organ composer  
Columbia 3756 10-in. ca. 1907-Feb. 1908 What a friend we have in Jesus Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46136 10-in. 10/22/1915 What a friend we have in Jesus Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79417 10-in. 9/15/1920 What a friend we have in Jesus Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-70221 10-in. Oct. 1921 What a friend we have in Jesus Charles Hart Male vocal solo, with organ composer  
OKeh W80963 10-in. 6/2/1927 What a friend we have in Jesus Giddens Sisters Female vocal trio, with guitars composer  
Brunswick [Br cat 5100-b] 10-in. approximately mid-1917 What a friend we have in Jesus Church Quartette Vocal quartet composer  
Brunswick E22930-E22931 10-in. 5/4/1927 What a friend we have in Jesus Old Southern Sacred Singers Male vocal quartet, with organ composer  
Edison 7453 10-in. 7/19/1920 What a friend we have in Jesus Metropolitan Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Converse, Charles C.," accessed November 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109470.

Converse, Charles C.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109470.

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