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John R. Sweney

John Robson Sweney (December 31, 1837 – April 10, 1899) was an American composer from Pennsylvania. He was a professor of music at the Pennsylvania Military Academy for twenty-five years and collaborated with William J. Kirkpatrick to produce and publish over 1,000 gospel hymn songs and over sixty hymnal books. His most popular and widely known hymn is "Beulah Land".

Birth and Death Data: Born December 31, 1837, Died April 10, 1899

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 43 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]721 7-in. 3/11/1901 Beulah Land Choir [i.e., Lyric Trio] Mixed vocal trio, with organ composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]721 10-in. 11/7/1901 Beulah Land Choir [i.e., Lyric Trio] Mixed vocal trio, with organ composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3199 10-in. 3/11/1901 Beulah Land Lyric Trio Mixed vocal trio composer  
Victor A-1038 7-in. 2/17/1904 Beulah Land Trinity Choir Chorus, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-1038 10-in. 2/17/1904 Beulah Land Trinity Choir Chorus, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-2474 10-in. 4/17/1905 Beulah Land Haydn Quartet ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal quartet and male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-3084 10-in. 2/2/1906 Calvary Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-6545 10-in. 10/15/1908 Only a beam of sunshine John H. Bieling ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-6594 10-in. 11/11/1908 Will there be any stars in my crown Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-13599 10-in. 7/17/1913 Calvary Trinity Choir Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22032 10-in. 6/21/1918 Stjernor i kronan så skön William Stenberg Male vocal solo composer  
Victor B-24310 10-in. 7/9/1920 Tell me the story of Jesus Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26859 10-in. 9/1/1922 Will there be any stars in my crown Criterion Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-27553 10-in. 2/16/1923 Beulah land Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-30799 10-in. 9/11/1924 Calvary Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-31306 10-in. 11/7/1924 Only a beam of sunshine Franklyn Baur ; Lewis James Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-33769 10-in. 11/9/1925 Will there be any stars? Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-42575 10-in. 3/29/1928 He leadeth me Mark Andrews Pipe organ solo composer  
Victor BVE-55684 10-in. 9/11/1929 Will there be any stars in my crown? John Seagle ; Leonard Stokes Male vocal duet, with organ composer  
Victor BVE-82843 10-in. 7/31/1934 From the cross to the crown Smith’s Sacred Singers Male vocal ensemble, with piano composer  
Columbia 3877 10-in. between January and October 1908 On Calvary's brow Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 4551 10-in. between January and September 1910 Only a beam of sunshine Harry Anthony ; James F. Harrison Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46695 10-in. 4/7/1916 Will there be any stars in my crown? Reed Miller ; Frederick J. Wheeler Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78573 10-in. 7/15/1919 Wiil there be any stars in my crown? Oscar Seagle Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80426 10-in. 6/27/1922 Calvary Oscar Seagle Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 43 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sweney, John R.," accessed April 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116453.

Sweney, John R.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116453.

"Sweney, John R.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 April 2024.

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