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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 (Results 26-43 of 43 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-43 of 43 records)

Citation

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.

"Sweney, John R.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 February 2023.

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