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John R. Sweney

John Robson Sweney (1837–1899) was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania., December 31, 1837. He gave marked indications of musical ability at an early age. While yet a boy he began to teach music in the public school and to lead music in the Sunday-school. This musical work determined his whole future life. His love for music and his success in it led him to choose it for a profession. While thus teaching and leading it was his custom to occasionally compose for his school.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 31st, 1837

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 41 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. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1908 On Calvary's brow Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 4551 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 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 41 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sweney, John R.," accessed October 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116453.

Sweney, John R.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116453.

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