Thurlow Lieurance

Thurlow Weed Lieurance (March 21, 1878 – December 9, 1963) was an American composer, known primarily for his song "By the Waters of Minnetonka". He is frequently categorized with a number of his contemporaries, including Charles Wakefield Cadman, Arthur Nevin, Charles Sanford Skilton, Preston Ware Orem, and Arthur Farwell, as a member of the Indianist movement in American music.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1878, Died 1963

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, flute, lyricist

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Recordings (Results 76-85 of 85 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E24643-E24645 10-in. 10/6/1927 By the waters of Minnetonka Elizabeth Lennox Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C3081 10-in. 3/8/1929 Waters of Minnetonka Elsa Guber ; Florence McRee Female vocal duet composer  
Brunswick C3295 10-in. 4/13/1929 Waters of Minnetonka Gerber and McRae Unknown composer  
Brunswick C4767 10-in. 11/30/1929 Waters of Minnetonka Orchestra (unidentified; Brunswick Records) Orchestra composer  
Brunswick [Br (U.K.) cat 152-a] 10-in. approximately Feb. 1928 By the waters of Minnetonka Thelma Tuson Female vocal solo, with violin and piano composer  
Brunswick R316 10-in. approximately Sept. 1927 By the waters of Minnetonka Fred Elizalde Piano solo composer  
Edison 7104 10-in. 1/9/1920 By the waters of Minnetonka Coenraad Valentyn Bos ; Frieda Hempel Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Edison 7966 10-in. 5/6/1921 In mirrored waters Robert Gayler ; Harold L. Lyman ; Marie Morrisey Contralto vocal solo and flute obbligato, with piano composer  
Edison 10268 10-in. 3/20/1925 By the waters of Minnetonka Mel Craig Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 10354 10-in. 5/5/1925 By the waters of Minnetonka Helen Davis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 76-85 of 85 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lieurance, Thurlow," accessed June 9, 2023,

Lieurance, Thurlow. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 9, 2023, from

"Lieurance, Thurlow." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 9 June 2023.

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