Merle Alcock

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1890 (Andover, Missouri), Died Phoenix

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: contralto

Notes: Born Merle Tillotson; wife of tenor Bechtel Alcock. Victor ledgers give her address as 42 West 12th Street, New York City.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 86 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-22696 10-in. 4/22/1919 Gentle Annie Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-22697 10-in. 4/22/1919 'Tis all that I can say Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-22698 10-in. 4/22/1919 Suo-gan Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-22699 10-in. 4/22/1919 The meeting of the waters Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with harp and orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-22800 10-in. 4/23/1919 Goodbye, sweet day Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-24180 10-in. 6/23/1920 Sad at heart Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-24355 10-in. 7/26/1920 I cannot sing the old songs Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-24624 10-in. 10/14/1920 I have a dream Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-25200 10-in. 4/12/1921 Caresses Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with xylophone and orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-25201 10-in. 4/12/1921 Monastery bells Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with bells, celeste, chimes, and orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-25513 10-in. 8/15/1921 The old road Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-25514 10-in. 8/15/1921 Ship o' dreams Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-25578 10-in. 9/27/1921 The Virgin's lullaby Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor C-25585 12-in. 10/5/1921 The radiant morn hath passed away Lyric Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-25586 10-in. 10/5/1921 Rock of ages Lyric Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-25792 10-in. 12/5/1921 Rock-a-bye baby Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with violin, harp, and orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-25793 10-in. 12/5/1921 My trundle bed Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-26459 10-in. 5/9/1922 Violets Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with violin and orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-26460 10-in. 5/9/1922 Not a sparrow falleth Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-27019 10-in. 10/11/1922 My task Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-27020 10-in. 10/11/1922 The little sandman Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-27098 10-in. 12/4/1922 Grass and roses Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-27378 10-in. 1/8/1923 Sweet spirit, hear my prayer Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-27752 10-in. 4/12/1923 Hold thou my hand Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with violin and orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-28128 10-in. 6/18/1923 We'd better bide a wee Merle Alcock Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
(Results 1-25 of 86 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Alcock, Merle," accessed September 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113828.

Alcock, Merle. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113828.

"Alcock, Merle." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 September 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113828

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