May H. Brahe
Mary Hannah (May) Brahe (née Dickson) (6 November 1884 – 14 August 1956) was an Australian composer, best known for her songs and ballads. Her most famous song by far is "Bless This House", recorded by John McCormack, Beniamino Gigli, Lesley Garrett and Bryn Terfel. According to Move.com.au: "She was the only Australian woman composer to win local an international recognition before World War II," having "290 of her 500 songs published. Of these, 248 were written under her own name, the remainder under aliases.
Birth and Death Data: Born November 6, 1884, Died August 14, 1956 (Bellevue Hill)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1932
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
Notes: May Brahe wrote under several pseudonyms: Stanley Dickson, Mervyn Banks, Donald Crichton, Alison Dodd, Stanton Douglas, Eric Faulkner, Wilbur B. Fox, Henry Lovell, May Morgan, and George Pointer.
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-24780||10-in.||1/5/1921||I passed by your window||Frances Alda||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-28606||10-in.||9/25/1923||Thanks be to God||John McCormack||Tenor vocal solo, with harp and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-36106||10-in.||8/9/1926||Thanks be to God||W. A. Jaquins||Vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||CVE-64853||12-in.||1/15/1931||Marching song||Myrtle C. Eaver ; Anna Howard||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BRC-71865||10-in.||2/17/1932||The wren||Gertrude Harris||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1924-03-28-01]||10-in.||3/28/1924||I passed by your window||Ruby Green||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||80620||10-in.||10/20/1922||I passed by your window||Margaret Romaine||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||75442||12-in.||approximately 1917||The grey watch||Thorpe Bates||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||11284-11286||10-in.||9/13/1923||I passed by your window||Frank Oldfield||Male vocal solo, with piano, celeste, and harp||composer|
|Brunswick||11707-11709||10-in.||10/23/1923||I passed by your window||Irene Williams||Female vocal solo, with piano, celeste, and harp||composer|
|Brunswick||E21164-E21166||10-in.||1/12/1927||I passed by your window||Marie Morrisey||Female vocal solo, with piano, harp, and celeste||composer|
|Brunswick||E21235-E21237||10-in.||1/19/1927||I passed by your window||Marie Morrisey||Contralto vocal solo, with piano, harp, and celeste||composer|
|Brunswick||E21905-E21907||10-in.||3/16/1927||I passed by your window||Marie Morrisey||Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio||composer|
|Edison||7585||10-in.||10/15/1920||I passed by your window||Ada Tyrone||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||7737||10-in.||1/12/1921||I passed by your window||Marie Rappold||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brahe, May H.," accessed January 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116372.
Brahe, May H.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116372.
"Brahe, May H.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 January 2023.
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