Frank Pixley

Frank S. Pixley (November 21, 1865 or 1867 - 1919) was an educator, newspaper editor, playwright and lyricist. He partnered with Gustav Luders, Pixley writing words and lyrics and Luders the music for several shows. American Musical Productions describes the team as Pixley and Luders became the Rodgers and Hammerstein of the 1900s.

He was born in Richfield, Ohio. He attended Richfield High School. Maria Louise Pixley was his mother. He graduated from Buchtel College in 1890 and Ohio State University. He edited the Chicago Times from 1899 to 1902. He wrote several plays including The Prince of Pilsen with music by Gustav Luders. It was adapted into the 1926 film The Prince of Pilsen.

He married Isabel MacRoy (died 1929) who bequeathed $50,000 to Buchtel College in honor of her husband.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 21, 1867 (Richfield), Died December 31, 1919

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]64 7-in. 12/29/1900 The tale of a kangaroo S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]64 10-in. 10/30/1901 The tale of a kangaroo S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]536 7-in. 11/21/1900 The tale of the kangaroo Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]908 7-in. 7/11/1901 The tale of the bumble bee Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]908 10-in. 6/6/1902 The tale of the bumble bee Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1796 7-in. 11/20/1902 The message of the violet J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1796 10-in. 11/20/1902 The message of the violet J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1797 7-in. 11/20/1902 The tale of the sea-shell J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1797 10-in. 11/20/1902 The tale of the sea-shell J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1920 7-in. 2/3/1903 Heidelberg Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1920 10-in. 2/3/1903 Heidelberg Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2127 7-in. 3/31/1903 Heidelberg Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2127 10-in. 3/31/1903 Heidelberg Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3002 10-in. 1/3/1901 The tale of the kangaroo S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3508 10-in. 7/11/1901 The tale of the bumble-bee Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor C-199 [Old series] 12-in. 2/9/1903 or 5/26/1903 The message of the violet Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor A-223 7-in. 8/3/1903 Heidelberg Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-223 10-in. 8/3/1903 Heidelberg Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor A-511 7-in. 10/7/1903 Heidelberg Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-511 10-in. 10/7/1903 Heidelberg Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-559 10-in. 10/14/1903 The message of the violet Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor A-559 7-in. 10/14/1903 The message of the violet Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-736 10-in. 11/20/1903 Heidelberg Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor A-750 7-in. 11/30/1903 The tale of the sea shell W. H. Thompson Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-750 10-in. 11/30/1903 The tale of the sea shell W. H. Thompson Male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pixley, Frank," accessed April 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116751.

Pixley, Frank. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116751.

"Pixley, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 April 2024.

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