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H. P. Danks

Hart Pease Danks (6 April 1834 – 20 November 1903) was a musician who specialized in composing, singing and leading choral groups. He is best known for his 1873 composition, Silver Threads Among the Gold.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 6th, 1834 (New Haven), Died November 20th, 1903 (Philadelphia)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-597 10-in. 10/27/1903 Silver threads among the gold Richard Jose Counter-tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-1943 10-in. 11/16/1904 Silver threads among the gold Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor D-1943 14-in. 11/28/1905 Silver threads among the gold Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-2023 10-in. 12/8/1904 Silver threads among the gold Richard Jose Counter-tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-2023 12-in. 12/8/1904 Silver threads among the gold Richard Jose Counter-tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-2943 10-in. 12/12/1905 Silver threads among the gold Arthur Pryor's Orchestra Orchestra, with trombone solo composer  
Victor C-4615 12-in. 6/25/1907 I'm not ashamed of Christ Pearl Benham Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-6823 10-in. 2/19/1909 Silver threads among the gold Will Oakland Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-8047 12-in. 6/12/1909 Silver threads among the gold Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-10109 10-in. 3/30/1911 Nearer, my God, to Thee Vessella's Italian Band Band composer  
Victor B-10208 10-in. 4/19/1911 Silver threads among the gold Frank Coombs Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-10213 10-in. 4/20/1911 The long-lost chord Gene Greene Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Victor B-11834 10-in. 4/5/1912 Silver threads among the gold John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-11834 10-in. 12/23/1925 Silver threads among the gold John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12070 10-in. 6/4/1912 Silver threads among the gold Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-12070 10-in. 6/8/1925 Silver threads among the gold Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-12211 12-in. 7/18/1912 Silver threads among the gold Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12815 10-in. 1/20/1913 Silver threads among the gold Rosario Bourdon Cello solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-13375 10-in. 6/3/1913 Silver threads among the gold Neapolitan Trio Instrumental trio, with bells composer  
Victor B-15003 10-in. 6/24/1914 Silver threads among the gold Maud Powell Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-15435 10-in. 11/25/1914 Silver threads among the gold Felix Arndt Celeste solo composer  
Victor C-16583 12-in. 10/1/1915 Songs of the past, no. 7 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-16797 12-in. 11/20/1915 Silver threads among the gold B. F. Miller Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-18598 10-in. 10/31/1916 Silver threads among the gold Ferdinand Himmelreich Piano solo composer  
Victor B-18714 10-in. 11/16/1916 Not ashamed of Christ Albert Wiederhold Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-18871 10-in. 12/22/1916 Silver threads among the gold Victor Ledeky Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-19663 12-in. 5/1/1917 Silver threads among the gold Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20603 10-in. 8/8/1917 Medley of old songs Boston Quintet Male quintet (vocal quartet and piano) composer  
Victor B-24190 10-in. 6/28/1920 Družko drahá, šij svou chýlím František A. Pangrác Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-25866 10-in. 12/12/1921 Silvertråder Grace Eklund Carlson Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-25994 10-in. 2/9/1922 No night there Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with harp and orchestra composer  
Victor B-26424 10-in. 4/21/1922 Silvertrådar Emil Keneke Cornet solo, with violin, bells, harp, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-28131 10-in. 6/15/1923 Silver threads among the gold Henry Burr ; Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-28471 10-in. 9/12/1923 Silver threads among the gold Amelita Galli-Curci Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-30201 10-in. 5/20/1924 Sommersol til sisste stund August Werner Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-31651 10-in. 1/13/1925 Silver threads among the gold Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo composer  
Victor CVE-33228 12-in. 8/18/1925 Silver threads among the gold Adelphian Male Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Victor BVE-34695 10-in. 3/10/1926 Silver threads among the gold Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-35801 10-in. 7/7/1926 No night there Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-39640 10-in. 7/8/1927 Jacob's ladder Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-46910 10-in. 8/17/1928 Silver threads among the gold Walter Kolomoku’s Honoluluans Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BVE-55476 10-in. 7/23/1929 Młodosc i srebrne włosy Paweł Faut Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-71612 10-in. 2/23/1932 Amber tresses Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars composer  
Victor LBS-78243 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 10/19/1933 No night there Green Brothers Instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-80640 10-in. 6/18/1934 Silver threads among the gold Red Nichols ; Pennies Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor LBS-81045 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 1/11/1934 No night there Green Brothers Vibraphone ("Deagan vibra-harp") and chimes duet composer  
Victor [Trial 1916-05-04-08] Not documented 5/4/1916 No night there Adele Sprowles Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1918-12-31-01] Not documented 12/31/1918 Silver threads among the gold Mrs. Frank Brown Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1927-02-21-03] 10-in. 2/21/1927 Silver threads among the gold Charles Wold Musical glasses composer  
Columbia 1810 10-in. ca. Jan.-Aug. 1904 Silver threads among the gold Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 1810 7-in. ca. 1904 Silver threads among the gold Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 4399 10-in. ca. Jan.-June 1910 Silver threads among the gold Frank Coombs Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 38551 10-in. 1/13/1913 Silver threads among the gold Vincent C. Buono Cornet solo, with band composer  
Columbia 45849 10-in. 7/9/1915 Silver threads among the gold Charles Adams [i.e., Charles Adams Prince] Celeste solo composer  
Columbia 45920 10-in. 8/6/1915 Silver threads among the gold Helen Louise Steel guitar solo composer  
Columbia 46590 10-in. Mid-late Aug. 1915 Silver threads among the gold Bohemian Instrumental Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 46934 10-in. 7/21/1916 Silver threads among the gold Taylor Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 77140 10-in. 6/13/1917 Silver threads among the gold Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78853 10-in. 12/10/1919 Silver threads among the gold Vincent C. Buono Cornet solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78942 10-in. 1/21/1920 Silver threads among the gold Oscar Seagle Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 37176 12-in. 2/25/1915 Silver threads among the gold Harry McClaskey Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W140689 10-in. 6/16/1925 Silver threads among the gold Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Columbia W141912 10-in. 4/3/1926 Silver threads among the gold Oscar Seagle Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W144013 10-in. 4/9/1927 Silver threads among the gold The Artist Ensemble Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia W145060 10-in. 11/1/1927 Silver threads among the gold McMichen's Melody Men Instrumental quartet, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 6452 12-in. between 1907 and 1916 Silver threads among the gold Hamilton Harty ; W. H. Squire Cello solo, with violin composer  
Columbia 84763 10-in. either 1918 or 1919 Silver threads among the gold Olga Bibor Gypsy Orchestra Orchestra ("Gypsy") composer  
OKeh 121 10-in. ca. Apr. 1918 Silver threads among the gold Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-7319 10-in. Mar. 1920 Silver threads among the gold Crescent Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-70332 10-in. Nov. 1921 Silver threads among the gold Ferdinand Himmelreich Piano solo composer  
OKeh S-72218 10-in. Dec. 1923 When you and I were young Harry Reser Quartet Instrumental quartet composer  
OKeh W81155 10-in. 7/9/1927 Jacob's ladder Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio composer  
OKeh W400808 10-in. 6/20/1928 Silver threads among the gold Andrew Jenkins ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio and talk composer  
OKeh W403137 10-in. 10/15/1929 No night there Virginia Male Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
OKeh W403924 10-in. 4/24/1930 Silver threads among the gold Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Female-male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar composer  
Brunswick 854 10-in. approximately mid-1917 Silver threads among the gold Harry McClaskey Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 3895 10-in. approximately July 1920 Silver threads among the gold Walter Hammond Male vocal solo and male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick X5612 12-in. approximately May 1921 Variations on silver threads among the gold Vessella's Italian Band Band composer  
Brunswick 11244-11246 10-in. 9/11/1923 No night there Winifred Lugrin-Fahey Female vocal solo, with male vocal trio and orchestra composer  
Brunswick 13024-13026 10-in. 4/29/1924 No night there Elizabeth Lennox Female vocal solo, with male vocal trio and orchestra composer  
Brunswick E16228-E16230 10-in. 8/25/1925 Silver threads among the gold Frank Munn Male vocal solo and male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E17481-E17483 10-in. 1/14/1926 Silver threads among the gold Frank Munn Male vocal solo and male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E17640-E17643 10-in. 1/22/1926 Silver threads among the gold Frank Munn Male vocal solo and male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E25463-E25464 10-in. 12/7/1927 Jacob’s ladder Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental quartet composer  
Brunswick E25495-E25496 10-in. 12/9/1927 Silver threads among the gold Robert A. Gardner ; Lester McFarland Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick E25560-E25561 10-in. 12/13/1927 Jacob’s ladder Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and piano composer  
Brunswick E26468-E26469 10-in. 2/10/1928 Silver threads among the gold Blackstone Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Edison 145 12-in. 7/22/1910 Silver threads among the gold Will Oakland Countertenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 1098 10-in. 6/21/1912 Silver threads among the gold Elizabeth Spencer Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 1537 Not documented 1921 Silver threads among the gold Losey Instrumental Quartet Instrumental quartet composer  
Edison 1561 Not documented 4/28/1922 Silver threads among the gold Ernest L. Stevens Piano solo composer  
Edison 3770 10-in. 5/10/1915 Silver threads among the gold Elizabeth Spencer Soprano vocal solo and mixed vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Edison 4453 10-in. 1/29/1916 Silver threads among the gold Lou Chiha Frisco Xylophone solo composer  
Edison 5199 10-in. 12/6/1916 Silver threads among the gold M. Nagy Cimbalom solo composer  
Edison 6755 10-in. 4/30/1919 Sommersol til sidste stund! Carsten Woll Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 7119 10-in. 1/19/1920 Love's own sweet song Carro A. Bird Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 7242 10-in. 3/24/1920 No night there Anna Case Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 7393 10-in. 6/9/1920 No night there Helen Newitt Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 8152 10-in. 8/1/1921 No night there Robert C. Dyrenforth ; Robert Gayler Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Edison 8476 10-in. 6/5/1922 Silver threads among the gold Walter Scanlan Vocal solo (tenor) and mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Edison 8714 10-in. 12/25/1922 Silver threads among the gold Franz Falkenburg Piano solo composer  
Edison 10456 10-in. 6/23/1925 Silver threads among the gold Frederick Kinsley Organ solo composer  
Edison 19117 10-in. 3/21/1929 Silver threads among the gold Vernon Archibald ; Charles Harrison Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Edison N-808 10-in. 3/21/1929 Silver threads among the gold Vernon Archibald ; Charles Harrison Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Danks, H. P.," accessed June 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109989.

Danks, H. P.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109989.

"Danks, H. P.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 June 2021.

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