Ernest Seitz

Ernest Joseph Seitz (29 February 1892 – 10 September 1978) was a Canadian composer, songwriter, pianist, and music educator. He published some of his work under the pseudonym "Raymond Roberts" because he did not wish to be associated with popular music. His most famous work is The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise, which he co-wrote with Gene Lockhart. Some of his other notable songs include Laddie Boy (1932), When Moonbeams Softly Fall (1935), and The Sky's the Limit (1943). He retired from performance in 1945 and from teaching in 1946. For the rest of his life he served as president of his family's business, an automobile dealership in Toronto. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London in 1954 and in 1984 Ernest Seitz Park was opened in Toronto.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 29th, 1892 (Hamilton), Died September 10th, 1978 (Toronto)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-25912 10-in. 12/21/1921 The world is waiting for the sunrise John Steel Male vocal solo, with cello, violin, piano, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-26861 10-in. 9/6/1922 The world is waiting for the sunrise Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-27708 10-in. 11/24/1926 The world is waiting for the sunrise Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-27708 10-in. 3/26/1923 The world is waiting for the sunrise Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-29400 10-in. 1/18/1924 The world is waiting for the sunrise Fritz Kreisler Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-31463 10-in. 12/1/1924 The world is waiting for the sunrise Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-31463 10-in. 7/2/1926 The world is waiting for the sunrise Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-45643 10-in. 6/18/1928 The world is waiting for the sunrise Frank E. Banta Piano solo composer  
Victor BS-031462 10-in. 1/13/1939 The world is waiting for the sunrise Frankie Newton Orchestra ; Hugues Panassié Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-066863 10-in. 7/17/1941 The world is waiting for the sunrise Leonard W. Joy ; Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-Test-269 10-in. 1/22/1929 The world is waiting for the sunrise Nick Nichols Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 79783 10-in. 3/9/1921 The world is waiting for the sunrise Charles Hackett Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80861 10-in. 2/14/1923 The world is waiting for the sunrise Charles Hart Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80939 10-in. 4/7/1923 The world is waiting for the sunrise Paul Specht Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W146339 10-in. 5/24/1928 The world is waiting for the sunrise Charles Hackett Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W150460 10-in. 4/14/1930 The world is waiting for the sunrise Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70815 10-in. Aug. 1922 The world is waiting for the sunrise Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 6816-6818 10-in. approximately Nov. 1921 The world is waiting for the sunrise Theo Karle Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 8460-8462 10-in. approximately July 1922 The world is waiting for the sunrise Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 12617-12619 10-in. 3/4/1924 The world is waiting for the sunrise Theo Karle Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E15948-E15949 10-in. 6/8/1925 The world is waiting for the sunrise Isham Jones Saxophone solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick E16636-E16638 10-in. 10/15/1925 The world is waiting for the sunrise Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E18432-E18433 10-in. 3/12/1926 The world is waiting for the sunrise Harry M. Snodgrass ; J. M. Witten Piano solo composer  
Brunswick E23830-E23832 10-in. 7/1/1927 The world is waiting for the sunrise Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E23970-E23972 10-in. 7/13/1927 The world is waiting for the sunrise Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Seitz, Ernest," accessed August 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111772.

Seitz, Ernest. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111772.

"Seitz, Ernest." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 August 2020.

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