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

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  
Columbia 36815 12-in. ca. 1913 In the sweet bye-and-bye Columbia Mixed Quartette Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 49426 12-in. 5/17/1918 In the sweet bye and bye Columbia Mixed Quartette Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W140978 10-in. 9/16/1925 In the sweet bye-and-bye Art Kahn Piano solo composer  
Columbia W141659 10-in. 2/10/1926 In the sweet bye-and-bye Art Kahn Piano solo composer  
Columbia W142375 10-in. 7/8/1926 In the sweet bye and bye Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
OKeh S-70227 10-in. Oct. 1921 In the sweet bye and bye Elliott Shaw Male vocal solo, with organ composer  
OKeh W81147 10-in. 7/7/1927 Little Maud Greene County Singers ; Bela Lam Mixed vocal quartet, with banjo and guitar composer  
OKeh W81151 10-in. 7/8/1927 Sweet bye and bye Greene County Singers ; Bela Lam Mixed vocal quartet, with banjo and guitar composer  
Brunswick 15326-15328 10-in. 3/28/1925 In the sweet bye and bye Criterion Quartet Male vocal quartet, with organ, celeste, and bells composer  
Edison 1304 10-in. 10/17/1912 In the sweet bye and bye Thomas Chalmers Male vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with orchestra composer  
Edison 3911 10-in. 6/28/1915 In the sweet bye and bye Thomas Chalmers Male vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with orchestra composer  
Vocalion E4985-E4986 10-in. 5/10/1927 In the sweet bye and bye Dixie Sacred Singers Male vocal trio, with instrumental quartet composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Webster, Joseph Philbrick," accessed November 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116452.

Webster, Joseph Philbrick. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116452.

"Webster, Joseph Philbrick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 November 2020.

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