Paul Ambrose

Paul Ambrose (11 October 1868 – 1 July 1941) was a Canadian organist, conductor, composer, and music educator who was primarily active in the United States. His compositional output includes more than 200 songs, choral pieces, and works for solo piano and organ. He is particularly remembered for his anthems which have been performed widely in North America. Some of his more well known works include the anthems Saviour, Breathe an Evening Blessing, O Little Town of Bethlehem, and Come unto Me; and the song Rose-Bud.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 11th, 1868, Died July 1st, 1941

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-2380 12-in. 3/16/1905 O Jesus, Thou art standing Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with violin obbligato composer  
Victor B-11646 10-in. 2/29/1912 Jesus, meek and gentle Trinity Choir Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-67794 10-in. 1/14/1931 Playing ball Anna Howard Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-67795 10-in. 1/14/1931 On the way to school Anna Howard Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1915-02-10-03] Not documented 2/10/1915 Mammy's lullaby Treble Quartet Vocal quartet, with piano composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ambrose, Paul," accessed September 22, 2021,

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"Ambrose, Paul." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 September 2021.

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