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 51-64 of 64 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E36206 10-in. 3/2/1931 La golondrina Melotone International Orchestra ; Justin Ring Orchestra composer  
Brunswick C2349 10-in. 9/25/1928 La golondrina Ramos Family Orchestra Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick C2591 10-in. 11/22/1928 La golondrina Eddie Dunstedter Organ solo composer  
Brunswick LAE233 10-in. July 1928 La golondrina Anthony Galla-Rini Accordion solo composer  
Brunswick LAE558 10-in. 7/27/1929 La golondrina Roberto Guzman ; Orquesta del Castillo Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick A87-A89 10-in. 5/13/1924 La golondrina Paul Ash ; Granada Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick DAL979 10-in. 4/15/1940 Medley of Spanish waltzes Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison 1308 10-in. 10/14/1912 The swallow Metropolitan Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Edison 3631 10-in. 3/8/1915 La golondrina Place Mandolin Orchestra Mandolin orchestra composer  
Edison 6528 10-in. between 12/23/1918 and 12/26/1918 La golondrina Consuelo Escobar de Castro Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 9421 10-in. 3/18/1924 La golondrina Gregor Skolnik Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Gramophone 96019b 10-in. 1905 Le golondrina Mixed Vocal Quartet Mixed vocal quartet composer  
Victor (Canada) 6846 10-in. Approximately November 1930 La golondrina (The swallow) Quatuor Lacroix Instrumental ensemble composer  
Vocalion 10978 10-in. March 1923 La golondrina Castilians Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 51-64 of 64 records)


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

Serradell, Narciso. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 21, 2023, from

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

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