William J. Marsh
William John Marsh (June 24, 1880 – February 1, 1971) was an American composer, organist, choir director, and educator most notable for composing "Texas, Our Texas," the official state song. He was a longtime figure in the Dallas-Fort Worth arts community, working as a composer, choir director, music professor, and music critic. He published over 100 original compositions, including the official mass of the Texas Centennial and The Flower Fair at Peking, the first opera written and produced in the state of Texas.
Birth and Death Data: Born June 24th, 1880 (Liverpool), Died February 1st, 1971 (Fort Worth)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1936
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-94448||10-in.||8/12/1935||Texas, our Texas||Walter R. Jenkins||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-02151||10-in.||10/15/1936||The eyes of Texas (The University of Texas)||James Wilkinson||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-02153||10-in.||10/15/1936||Bluebonnet time||Betty Martin ; Helen Meyer||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
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Marsh, William J.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111057.
"Marsh, William J.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.
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