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:

  • "The Elfin Waltzes"
  • "Our Favourite Galop"

Two of her operettas are:

  • The Ferry Girl
  • The Lost Husband

Her most popular song was "In the Gloaming" (1877), with lyrics by Meta Orred.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1850 (Kolkata)

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  
(Results 1-25 of 49 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Harrison, Annie Fortescue," accessed October 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110029.

Harrison, Annie Fortescue. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110029.

"Harrison, Annie Fortescue." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110029

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