Alex Lithgow

Alexander Frame Lithgow (1 December 1870 in Glasgow – 12 July 1929 in Launceston, Tasmania) was a Scottish-born, New Zealand and Australian based composer and bandleader known as the "Sousa of the Antipodes". His name is pronounced "Alek" by his family.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 1st, 1870

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-56851 12-in. 6/19/1930 Sons of Australia United States Army Band Band composer  
Victor PBS-026149 10-in. 9/21/1938 On to victory (St. Mary's College) Frank Hubbell Male Quartet ; Frank Allen Hubbell Band, with male vocal quartet composer  
Columbia 77913 10-in. 6/21/1918 Invercargill Naval Reserve Band Band composer  
Columbia W143411 10-in. 2/18/1927 The wallabies march Johnnie Sylvester Accordion solo composer  
Columbia W151857 10-in. 10/13/1931 St. Mary's victory song Anson Weeks Orchestra ; Santa Clara University Glee Club Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus composer  
Edison 5257 10-in. 1/3/1917 Vera Sodero's Band Band composer  
Edison 5617 10-in. 6/11/1917 Royal Australian Navy march New York Military Band Band composer  
Edison 8619 10-in. 10/6/1922 March "Lithgow" United States Marine Band Band composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lithgow, Alex," accessed October 22, 2020,

Lithgow, Alex. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from

"Lithgow, Alex." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

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