George B. Nevin
George Balch Nevin (March 15, 1859 – April 17, 1933) was an American composer and businessman. A member of the Nevin musical family, his cousins were the composers Ethelbert and Arthur Nevin; his son, Gordon Balch Nevin, also became a composer.
Nevin was born in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, and spent most of his life in the town of Easton. His output consisted mainly of cantatas, and included such works as The Crown of Life and The Incarnation; he was also known for his setting of Sidney Lanier's poem "A Ballad of Trees and the Master", and wrote a number of hymns as well. For nearly thirty years, he ran a wholesale paper business in addition to composing.
Nevin was also a historian and lecturer, and would sometimes give lectures on subjects related to music history to local historical societies. Some of these have survived in manuscript form.
Nevin died in 1933.
Birth and Death Data: Born March 15th, 1859, Died April 17th, 1933
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1928
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger, lyricist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-13173||10-in.||4/21/1913||The old refrain||Lyric Quartet||Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra||arranger|
|Victor||C-16222||12-in.||7/16/1915||Song of the armorer||Victor Male Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-17801||12-in.||6/21/1916||Blow trumpet, for the world is white with May||Orpheus Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with brass quartet||composer|
|Victor||B-17801||10-in.||6/5/1916||Blow trumpet, for the world is white with May||Orpheus Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with French horns||composer|
|Victor||B-18140||10-in.||7/21/1916||My bonnie lass she smileth||Lyric Quartet||Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-18346||10-in.||9/11/1916||Some blessed day||Imperial Quartet||Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied||composer|
|Victor||B-18371||10-in.||9/14/1916||When we stand before the king||Imperial Quartet||Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||B-21676||10-in.||4/15/1918||When the kye come hame||Elsie Baker||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-25533||10-in.||8/24/1921||Some blessed day||Criterion Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with brass quartet||composer|
|Columbia||48753||12-in.||4/28/1916||Spring delight||Musical Art Society Choir||Vocal chorus||composer|
|Brunswick||2216||10-in.||approximately 1919||Some blessed day||Criterion Quartet||Male vocal quartet||composer|
|Brunswick||3352-3353||10-in.||approximately Dec. 1919||Some blessed day||Criterion Male Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||4716-4717||10-in.||approximately Dec. 1920||Bells of Shandon||Strand Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E20194-E20195||10-in.||9/17/1926||Some blessed day||Criterion Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with brass quartet, organ, and chimes||composer|
|Edison||854||Not documented||11/14/1911||Pussy's in the well||Manhattan Ladies' Quartet||Female vocal quartet||composer|
|Edison||3059||10-in.||May 1914||Ring on, sweet bells||Vernon Archibald ; Royal Fish||Vocal duet (tenor and baritone), with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||4430||10-in.||1/18/1916||Now the silver moon||Elizabeth Spencer ; Frederick J. Wheeler||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||18808||10-in.||10/15/1928||Arise, shine; for thy light is come||Arion Male Chorus||Male vocal chorus||arranger|
|Edison||N-505||12-in.||10/15/1928||Arise, shine; for thy light is come||Arion Male Chorus||Male vocal chorus||arranger|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nevin, George B.," accessed April 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110305.
Nevin, George B.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110305.
"Nevin, George B.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 April 2021.
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