Joseph Philbrick Webster
Joseph Philbrick Webster, also known as J.P. Webster (February 18, 1819 – January 18, 1875), was an American songwriter and composer most notable for his musical compositions during the Antebellum and American Civil War periods of United States history, and his post-war hymns.
Amongst his most notable works are the ballad "Lorena" (1857), often considered the most popular song of the American Civil War (on both sides), "I'll Twine 'Mid the Ringlets" (written in 1860 and later known as "Wildwood Flower") and "In the Sweet By and By" (1868), one of the best-known Christian hymns in American history.
Birth and Death Data: Born February 22nd, 1819, Died January 18th, 1875
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1896 - 1934
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 37 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Berliner||914||7-in.||5/4/1896||In the sweet bye and bye||J. W. Myers||Male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]988||7-in.||1/22/1902||In the sweet bye-and-bye||Christopher H. H. Booth||Chimes||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]988||10-in.||1/22/1902||In the sweet bye-and-bye||Christopher H. H. Booth||Chimes||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]1316||7-in.||3/12/1902||In the sweet bye and bye||Haydn Quartet||Male vocal quartet||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]1316||10-in.||3/12/1902||In the sweet bye and bye||Haydn Quartet||Male vocal quartet||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]3145||10-in.||2/23/1901||In the sweet bye and bye||Christopher H. H. Booth||Chimes||composer|
|Victor||A-601||7-in.||10/27/1903||In the sweet bye-and-bye||Haydn Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-601||10-in.||10/27/1903||In the sweet bye and bye||Haydn Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||A-954||7-in.||1/20/1904||In the sweet bye-and-bye||Christopher H. H. Booth||Chimes||composer|
|Victor||B-954||10-in.||1/20/1904||In the sweet bye-and-bye||Christopher H. H. Booth||Chimes||composer|
|Victor||B-6241||10-in.||6/1/1908||Paraphrase of "In the sweet bye-and-bye"||Victor String Quartet||String quartet, with harp obbligato||composer|
|Victor||B-6521||10-in.||10/9/1908||In the sweet bye-and-bye||Haydn Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-21377||10-in.||1/24/1918||Ach ett land mera skönt än en dag||Grace Eklund Carlson ; Florence Eklund Reims||Female vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-22187||10-in.||7/30/1918||In the sweet bye-and-bye||Ernestine Schumann-Heink||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-35189||10-in.||6/16/1926||In the sweet bye and bye||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-47274||10-in.||11/2/1928||She has climbed the golden stair||Roosevelt Smith ; William Smith||Male vocal duet, with autoharp and guitar (self-accompaniment)||composer|
|Victor||LBS-78170||10-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||10/12/1933||In the sweet bye and bye||Green Brothers||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||LBS-81046||10-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||1/11/1934||In the sweet bye and bye||Green Brothers||Vibraphone ("Deagan vibra-harp") and chimes duet||composer|
|Victor||BVE-82880||10-in.||8/2/1934||Sweet bye-and-bye||Mount Vernon Quartet||Vocal quartet, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||3365||10-in.||ca. Jan-Apr. 1906||In the sweet bye and bye||George Alexander||Male vocal solo, with orchestra and bell effect||composer|
|Columbia||38170||10-in.||7/29/1912||In the sweet bye and bye||Chimes of Trinity Church, New York City||Chimes solo||composer|
|Columbia||47308||10-in.||1/22/1917||In the sweet bye and bye||Columbia Stellar Quartette||Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied||composer|
|Columbia||47355||10-in.||2/5/1917||In the sweet bye and bye||Columbia Stellar Quartette||Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied||composer|
|Columbia||77591||10-in.||12/20/1917||In the sweet bye and bye||Chautauqua Preachers’ Quartette||Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied||composer|
|Columbia||30721||12-in.||4/7/1911||Lorena||Frank Coombs||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Webster, Joseph Philbrick," accessed September 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116452.
Webster, Joseph Philbrick. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116452.
"Webster, Joseph Philbrick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 September 2021.
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