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), Died 1944

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1894 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 50 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-065245 10-in. 5/9/1941 In the gloaming Lew White ; Veronica Wiggins Organ solo, with violin, harp, female vocal solo, and vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-068613 10-in. 12/11/1941 In the gloaming Frank Munn Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CS-068625 12-in. 12/12/1941 In the gloaming Lucy Monroe ; Charles O'Connell ; Victor Concert Ensemble Soprano vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia 3594 10-in. ca. Jan.-Mar. 1907 In the gloaming George Alexander Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 4259 10-in. approximately 1909 In the gloaming Metropolitan Trio Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46138 10-in. 10/22/1915 In the gloaming Taylor Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 78528 10-in. 6/24/1919 In the gloaming Tollefsen Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 30941 12-in. 1/10/1912 In the gloaming Alice Nielsen Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 37340 12-in. 10/30/1918 In the gloaming Corinne Rider-Kelsey Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 76597 12-in. approximately 1919 In the gloaming Ethel Hook ; Ellen Tuckfield Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
OKeh S-70883 10-in. Oct. 1922 In the gloaming Shannon Four Male vocal quartet composer  
Brunswick [Br cat 5189-b] 10-in. approximately Nov. 1917 In the gloaming Brunswick Dance Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick [Br cat 5275-a] 10-in. approximately late 1918 In the gloaming Ruth Lenox Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 2586 10-in. approximately July 1919 In the gloaming Elizabeth Lennox Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 13541-13542 10-in. 7/14/1924 In the gloaming Elizabeth Lennox Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 14183-14185 10-in. 11/11/1924 In the gloaming John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E24847-E24849 10-in. 10/20/1927 In the gloaming John Charles Thomas Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E25299-E25300 10-in. 11/26/1927 In the gloaming John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick E25493-E25494 10-in. 12/9/1927 In the gloaming Robert A. Gardner ; Lester McFarland Male vocal duet, with 2 violins, cello, and piano composer  
Edison 2661 10-in. 12/26/1913 In the gloaming Emory B. Randolph Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 4908 10-in. 7/26/1916 In the gloaming Florence Wallace Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 5190 10-in. 12/4/1916 In the gloaming Henrietta Wakefield Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 5213 10-in. 12/13/1916 In the gloaming Betsy Lane Shepherd Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6101 10-in. 4/4/1918 In the gloaming Bohumir Kryl Cornet solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison N-355 10-in. 8/17/1928 Melodies of long ago no. 1 Hank Simmon's Show Boat Quartet Male vocal quartet composer  
(Results 26-50 of 50 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Harrison, Annie Fortescue," accessed February 4, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110029.

Harrison, Annie Fortescue. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 4, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110029.

"Harrison, Annie Fortescue." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 4 February 2023.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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