Odoardo Barri

Odoardo Barri (13 September 1844 – January 1920) is the pseudonym of Edward Slater. He was born in Dublin and became a composer, music teacher and an oratorio singer in Italy and Spain. After working in Italy and Spain, he opened a music school in London and ran it for 50 years. He claimed to have been born in Como and that he had fought at Solferino.

His most notable composition was "The Old Brigade" with words by Frederick Weatherly. His other works include a Mass for the King of Spain and about 1500 songs, including "The Shadow of the Cross", "Saved From the Storm", "The Good Shepherd", "The Armourer’s Gift" and "Birdie’s Nest". He also wrote the operettas: "M.D." (1879), "Our Amateur Theatricals" (1894) and "That Terrible Turk" (1898). Barri also worked as a theatre manager.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 13th, 1844, Died January 1st, 1920

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1923

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 0553 7-in. 9/30/1899 The old brigade S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3321 10-in. 5/3/1901 The old brigade S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet composer  
Victor A-3000 7-in. 1/12/1906 The old brigade Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-3000 12-in. 1/12/1906 The old brigade Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor [Trial 1923-06-29-08] 10-in. 6/29/1923 Boys of the old brigade Rotary Male Quartet Male vocal quartet composer  
Columbia 682 7-in. Before Sept. 1902 The boys of the old brigade Harlan and Stanley Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Columbia 682 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 The boys of the old brigade Harlan and Stanley Male vocal duet, with piano composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Barri, Odoardo," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113745.

Barri, Odoardo. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113745.

"Barri, Odoardo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113745

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