James Francis Cooke
James Francis Cooke (November 14, 1875, Bay City, Michigan – March 3, 1960, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania) spent his life involved with music. He was a pianist, composer, playwright, journalist, author (including novels and of books on musical history and theory), a president of Theodore Presser music publishers from 1925 to 1936, and editor of The Etude music magazine from 1907 to 1950, or 1913 to 1956. He taught piano for more than twenty years in New York, led choral clubs and taught voice. He also gave music-topic lectures.
His work was in the field of music education, and he was the president of the Philadelphia Music Teacher's Association for seven years. He was president of the Presser Foundation for 38 years. He was also a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the Union League and the Sons of the American Revolution.
Birth and Death Data: Born November 14th, 1875 (Bay City), Died March 3rd, 1960 (Bala Cynwyd)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1929
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-25550||10-in.||9/7/1921||Ol' Car'lina||Amelita Galli-Curci||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-34923||10-in.||3/1/1926||The Angelus||Elsie Baker||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-57858||10-in.||12/12/1929||Sea gardens||Rosario Bourdon ; Victor Symphonic Band||Orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||79641||10-in.||1/18/1921||Ol' Car'lina||Columbia Stellar Quartette ; Oscar Seagle||Baritone vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||81821||10-in.||6/11/1924||Angelus||Barbara Maurel||Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||8203-8204||10-in.||approximately June 1922||Ol' Car'lina||Marie Tiffany||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Brunswick||E27324||10-in.||4/10/1928||Ol’ Car’lina||Marie Tiffany||Female vocal solo, with male vocal trio and orchestra||composer, lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cooke, James Francis," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109533.
Cooke, James Francis. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109533.
"Cooke, James Francis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.
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