Narciso Serradell

Narciso Serradell Sevilla (1843–1910, born in Alvarado, Veracruz) was a physician, composer, and author of the song La golondrina. After theological college he'd studied medicine and music.

During the French intervention in Mexico he was captured and exiled to France, where he devoted himself to teaching music and Spanish. Before the deportation he'd composed his most famous work, La golondrina ("The swallow"), which became the signature song of the Mexican exiles.

After returning to Mexico he practiced his medical profession while still composing music and directing military bands. He died in Mexico City at the age of 67 years.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1843 (Alvarado), Died 1910 (Mexico City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 64 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-028812 10-in. 10/30/1938 La golondrina Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band composer  
Victor BAVE-039549 10-in. before 12/6/1940 La golondrina Orquesta Hermán Kumok ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-075210 10-in. 5/19/1942 La golondrina Californians ; Abe Lyman ; Billy Sherman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor E0RB-4805 10-in. 6/18/1950 La golondrina Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra composer  
Columbia 474 10-in. ca. 1901 La golondrina Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 474 7-in. ca. 1901-Oct. 1905 La golondrina Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 39916 10-in. 3/8/1915 La golondrina Place Mandolin Orchestra Mandolin orchestra composer  
Columbia 46324 10-in. 1/7/1916 La golondrina Orquesta Española [Prince's Orchestra] Orchestra composer  
Columbia 77458 10-in. 10/26/1917 La golondrina Harry Brissett ; Vincent C. Buono Cornet duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80538 10-in. 9/12/1922 La golondrina Prince's Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 143634 10-in. 3/23/1927 La golondrina Melody Waltz Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W147831 10-in. 1/28/1929 La golondrina George Lipschultz Violin solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W98534 12-in. 5/12/1928 La golondrina Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 5387 10-in. 1904 or 1905 La golondrina Orquesta Mexicana de Curti Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia 48486 10-in. September 1917 La golondrina : Canción mexicana Luz Amelia Avilés ; José Chaqués ; María Garcia ; Carlos Villarias Vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia 93721 10-in. between 1923 and 1925 La golondrina María Luisa Escobar Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W95436 10-in. December 1926 La golondrina : Cancíon popular Quinteto Típico Mexicano Instrumental quintet composer  
OKeh S-71968 10-in. Oct. 1923 La golondrina Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W81819 10-in. 11/12/1927 La golondrina Frank Ferera ; John K. Paaluhi Guitar duet (Hawaiian) composer  
OKeh W400505 10-in. 3/14/1928 La golondrina Eulalio Sánchez Quinteto Instrumental quintet composer  
Brunswick 7063 10-in. approximately Jan. 1922 La golondrina Elizabeth Lennox ; Irene Williams Female vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 15382-15384 10-in. 4/1/1925 La golondrina Brunswick Hour Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Brunswick E29560 10-in. Mar. 1929 La golondrina Brunswick Concert Orchestra ; Louis Katzman Orchestra composer  
Brunswick E30038 10-in. June 1929 La golondrina Courtney Proffitt Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E33993 10-in. Oct. 1930 La golondrina Palakiko & Paaluhi Guitar duet (Hawaiian) composer  
(Results 26-50 of 64 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Serradell, Narciso," accessed September 21, 2023,

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"Serradell, Narciso." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 21 September 2023.

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