Annie Fortescue Harrison
Annie Jessie Fortescue Harrison (30 December 1848 – 12 February 1944), also known as Annie, Lady Hill and Lady Arthur Hill, was an English composer of songs and piano pieces.
She was born in Calcutta, British India, the daughter of James Fortescue Harrison, MP of Kilmarnock. In 1865, they moved to Crawley Down, Sussex, where her father built a mansion called Down Park. In 1877, she married Lord Arthur Hill, who had been a widower. They had one daughter.
Two of her piano instrumentals are:
Two of her operettas are:
Her most popular song was "In the Gloaming" (1877), with lyrics by Meta Orred.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1850 (Kolkata), Died 1944
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1894 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 49 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Berliner||354||7-in.||Before 1895||In the gloaming||Soprano vocalist(s) (unidentified; Berliner Gramophone Records)||Female vocal solo||composer|
|Berliner||1747||7-in.||7/10/1897||In the gloaming||Roger Harding||Male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]2103||7-in.||3/20/1903||In the gloaming||Jules Levy||Cornet solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]2103||10-in.||3/20/1903||In the gloaming||Jules Levy||Cornet solo||composer|
|Victor||B-505||10-in.||10/7/1903||In the gloaming||Haydn Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||A-505||7-in.||10/7/1903||In the gloaming||Haydn Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||A-544||7-in.||10/7/1903||In the gloaming||Jules Levy||Cornet solo||composer|
|Victor||B-544||10-in.||10/7/1903||In the gloaming||Jules Levy||Cornet solo||composer|
|Victor||A-938||7-in.||1/19/1904||In the gloaming||Haydn Quartet||Male vocal quartet||composer|
|Victor||B-938||10-in.||1/19/1904||In the gloaming||Haydn Quartet||Male vocal quartet||composer|
|Victor||E-938||8-in.||5/7/1906||In the gloaming||Haydn Quartet||Male vocal quartet||composer|
|Victor||B-3148||10-in.||2/27/1906||In the gloaming||Corinne Morgan||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||E-3148||8-in.||11/28/1906||In the gloaming||Corinne Morgan||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9161||10-in.||7/12/1910||In the gloaming||American Quartet ; Will Oakland||Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-12261||10-in.||7/22/1912||In the gloaming||Clarence Whitehill||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-12261||10-in.||5/20/1927||In the gloaming||Clarence Whitehill||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-13444||10-in.||6/17/1913||In the gloaming||Elsie Baker||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-17174||10-in.||2/17/1916||In the gloaming||McKee Trio||Instrumental trio, with celeste||composer|
|Victor||B-22589||10-in.||2/17/1919||In the gloaming||Elizabeth Spencer||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-27339||10-in.||12/26/1922||In the gloaming||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-29228||10-in.||12/31/1923||In the gloaming||Emilio de Gogorza||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-35125||10-in.||4/8/1926||In the gloaming||Fritz Kreisler||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||CVE-48957||12-in.||4/5/1929||In the gloaming||Mary Garden||Soprano vocal solo, with organ||composer|
|Victor||BS-75486||10-in.||4/27/1933||In the gloaming||Dixie Mason||Female vocal solo, with guitar||composer|
|Victor||BS-022429||10-in.||4/12/1938||In the gloaming||Fats Waller and his Rhythm||Jazz/dance band||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Harrison, Annie Fortescue," accessed June 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110029.
Harrison, Annie Fortescue. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110029.
"Harrison, Annie Fortescue." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 June 2021.
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