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 22, 1819, Died January 18, 1875

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1896 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings (Results 26-37 of 37 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 36815 12-in. approximately 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  
Brunswick E4985-E4986 10-in. 5/10/1927 In the sweet bye and bye Dixie Sacred Singers Male vocal trio, with instrumental quartet 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  
(Results 26-37 of 37 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Webster, Joseph Philbrick," accessed July 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116452.

Webster, Joseph Philbrick. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116452.

"Webster, Joseph Philbrick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116452

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