George Bennard (February 4, 1873 – October 10, 1958) was an American hymn composer and preacher. He is best known for composing the famous hymn, "The Old Rugged Cross".
Birth and Death Data: Born February 4th, 1873 (Youngstown), Died October 9th, 1958 (Reed City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1936
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist
Notes: Also appears as Rev. George Bennard.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 33 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-24303||10-in.||7/7/1920||Old rugged cross||Mrs. William Asher ; Homer A. Rodeheaver||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BVE-33495||10-in.||11/2/1925||The old rugged cross||Mrs. William Asher ; Homer A. Rodeheaver||Female-male vocal duet, with pipe organ||composer|
|Victor||BVE-36261||10-in.||9/18/1926||It was for me||Perry Kim ; Einar Nyland||Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-39051||10-in.||6/22/1927||It was for me||Perry Kim ; Einar Nyland||Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandola||composer|
|Victor||BVE-39508||10-in.||7/8/1927||Safe in the arms of Jesus||Mark Andrews||Pipe organ solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-45146||10-in.||5/16/1928||The old rugged cross||Marion Talley||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-75466||10-in.||4/26/1933||Old rugged cross||The Vagabonds||Male vocal trio, with guitar||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-75473||10-in.||4/26/1933||Old rugged cross||The Vagabonds||Male vocal trio, with guitar||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-75807||10-in.||5/3/1933||The old rugged cross||Smilin' Ed McConnell||Male vocal solo, with organ||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BS-75821||10-in.||5/3/1933||The old rugged cross||Smilin' Ed McConnell||Male vocal solo, with organ||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BS-76286||10-in.||6/17/1933||Old rugged cross||Carter Family||Mixed vocal trio, with autoharp||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-76709||10-in.||6/17/1933||The old rugged cross||Carter Family||Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-83649||10-in.||7/27/1934||The old rugged cross||Seth Parker Trio||Mixed vocal trio, with organ||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-99488||10-in.||3/17/1936||Old rugged cross||Edward MacHugh||Male vocal solo, with organ||composer|
|Columbia||80069||10-in.||11/15/1921||The old rugged cross||Oscar Seagle||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|Columbia||81833||10-in.||6/18/1924||The old rugged cross||Mrs. William Asher ; Homer A. Rodeheaver||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W141008||10-in.||9/29/1925||The old rugged cross||Jack Pickell||Male vocal solo, with violin and piano||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W142228||10-in.||5/20/1926||The old rugged cross||William McEwan||Male vocal solo, with organ and violin||lyricist, composer|
|Columbia||W142983||10-in.||12/3/1926||The old rugged cross||Ford and Glenn||Male vocal duet, with organ||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W151677||10-in.||7/9/1931||The old rugged cross||California Aeolians||Vocal quartet unaccompanied||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W152025||10-in.||11/3/1931||The old rugged cross||Westbrook Conservatory Players||Guitar, steel guitar, and ukulele, with male vocal solo||lyricist, composer|
|OKeh||8836||10-in.||Jan. 1925||The old rugged cross||Jenkins Family||Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin||lyricist, composer|
|OKeh||S-73442||10-in.||June 1925||The old rugged cross||Virginia Healey Asher ; Homer A. Rodeheaver||Female-male vocal duet||lyricist, composer|
|OKeh||W402275||10-in.||3/11/1929||The old rugged cross||Keith Pooser ; Merritt Smith||Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar||composer, lyricist|
|Brunswick||13707-13709||10-in.||8/11/1924||Old rugged cross||Criterion Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with organ||lyricist, composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bennard, George," accessed January 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112241.
Bennard, George. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112241.
"Bennard, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 January 2021.
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