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 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sweney, John R.," accessed February 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116453.
Sweney, John R.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116453.
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