Frank Churchill

Frank Edwin Churchill (October 20, 1901 – May 14, 1942) was an American film composer. He wrote most of the music for Disney's 1937 movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, including "Heigh-Ho", "Whistle While You Work", and "Some Day My Prince Will Come". Other Disney films that he worked on include Dumbo, Bambi, and The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 20th, 1901 (Rumford), Died May 14th, 1942 (Castaic)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 44 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-77683 10-in. 9/15/1933 Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? Hotel Montclair Orchestra ; Larry, Tom & Larry ; Bill Scotti Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-77983 10-in. 9/25/1933 Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? Florence Case ; Don Bestor Orchestra ; Charles Yontz Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet composer, lyricist  
Victor SS-78509 7-in. 11/3/1933 Lullaby land of nowhere Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor SS-78624 7-in. 11/10/1933 Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor SS-78625 7-in. 11/10/1933 Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor PBS-79305 10-in. 8/9/1934 You're nothin' but a nothin' Raymond Paige Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal effects composer  
Victor PBS-79308 10-in. 8/9/1934 Peculiar penguins Raymond Paige Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-81370 10-in. 2/7/1934 Variations on "Who's afraid of the big bad wolf" Fray and Braggiotti Piano duet, with announcement composer  
Victor BS-81633 10-in. 2/8/1934 Quien teme al lobo feroz? Orquesta Internacional Jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Victor PBS-09847 10-in. 12/2/1937 I'm wishing The Prince ; Snow White Dub from film: Female-male vocal duet, with dialogue and vocal effects composer  
Victor PBS-09848 10-in. 12/2/1937 Whistle while you work Snow White Dubbed recording from film: Female vocal solo, with dialogue and vocal effects composer  
Victor PBS-09849 10-in. 12/2/1937 With a smile and a song Snow White Dubbed recording from film: Female vocal solo, with dialogue and vocal effects composer  
Victor PBS-09850 10-in. 12/2/1937 Dig-a-dig-dig Seven Dwarfs Dubbed recording from film: Male vocal ensemble, with dialogue and vocal effects composer  
Victor PBS-09870 10-in. 12/10/1937 Dwarfs' yodel song Seven Dwarfs Dub from film: Male vocal ensemble, with dialogue and vocal effects composer  
Victor PBS-09871 10-in. 12/10/1937 Some day my prince will come Snow White Dub from film: Female vocal solo, with dialogue and vocal effects composer  
Victor BS-017487 10-in. 12/9/1937 With a smile and a song Shep Fields ; Bobby Goday ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-017488 10-in. 12/9/1937 Whistle while you work Shep Fields ; Bobby Goday ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-017719 10-in. 12/15/1937 With a smile and a song Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-017720 10-in. 12/15/1937 Whistle while you work Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Victor BS-018414 10-in. 1/26/1938 Heigh-ho Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-018792 10-in. 1/27/1938 One song Jack Crawley ; Hotel Charlotte Orchestra ; Jimmie Livingston Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-018796 10-in. 1/27/1938 Heigh-ho Hotel Charlotte Orchestra ; Jimmie Livingston Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble composer  
Victor PBS-019318 10-in. 6/8/1938 I'm wishing Victor Records technical staff (unidentified) Dubbed recording from film : Female and male vocal solos composer  
Victor PBS-019319 10-in. 6/8/1938 With a smile and a song Victor Records technical staff (unidentified) Dubbed recording from film : Female vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-019320 10-in. 6/8/1938 Whistle while you work Victor Records technical staff (unidentified) Dubbed recording from film : Female vocal solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 44 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Churchill, Frank," accessed October 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110505.

Churchill, Frank. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110505.

"Churchill, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 October 2021.

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