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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 31, 1837, Died April 10, 1899

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings

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  
Columbia 80871 10-in. 2/26/1923 Tell me the story of Jesus Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 30057 12-in. between 1906 and March 1907 Will there be any stars in my crown? Harry Anthony ; James F. Harrison Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 37280 12-in. ca. 1915 Calvary Henri Scott Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 48777 12-in. 5/3/1916 Will there be any stars in my crown? James F. Harrison ; James Reed Male vocal duet composer  
Columbia 141739 10-in. 3/1/1926 Will there be any stars in my crown? The Gospel Singers Vocal ensemble, with organ composer  
Columbia W149610 10-in. 12/20/1929 Calvary James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh 8835 10-in. Jan. 1925 Will there be any stars in my crown? Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin composer  
OKeh 9614 10-in. Mar. 1926 Beulah Land Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with violin and piano composer  
Brunswick E30172 10-in. 6/21/1929 Will there be any stars in my crown Old Southern Sacred Singers Male vocal quartet, with organ composer  
Brunswick E30304 10-in. June 1929 There’s sunshine in my soul today Kanawha Singers Male vocal quartet, with organ composer  
Brunswick E15960-E15961 10-in. 6/15/1925 Will there be any stars in my crown? Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with organ composer  
Brunswick E16980-E16981 10-in. 11/30/1925 Will there be any stars in my crown? Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with organ composer  
Brunswick E22934-E22935 10-in. 5/4/1927 Will there be any stars in my crown? Old Southern Sacred Singers Male vocal quartet, with organ composer  
Edison 3262 10-in. Aug.-Sept. 1914 St. Luke 23: 33 to 38 Rev. J. Wilbur Chapman Recitation, with mixed vocal quartet composer  
Edison 6094 10-in. Mar. 1918 Beulah Land Weltzin B. Blix ; Calvary Choir Male vocal solo and vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  
Edison 7166 10-in. 2/17/1920 Beulah Land Thomas Chalmers Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 7451 10-in. 7/15/1920 Will there be any stars? Metropolitan Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Edison 9699 10-in. 9/11/1924 Tell me the story of Jesus Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sweney, John R.," accessed February 8, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116453.

Sweney, John R.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 8, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116453.

"Sweney, John R.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 8 February 2023.

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