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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

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  
Victor A-1344 7-in. 5/24/1904 The tale of the bumble-bee Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-1344 10-in. 5/24/1904 The tale of the bumble-bee Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-2226 10-in. 2/8/1905 Message of the violet J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-3377 10-in. 5/10/1906 Heidelberg Haydn Quartet ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor E-3377 8-in. 5/10/1906 Heidelberg Haydn Quartet ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal quartet and male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-4380 10-in. 4/8/1907 Nestle by my side Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-6667 10-in. 12/15/1908 The message of the red, red rose Harry Macdonough ; Miss Walton Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-8984 12-in. 5/23/1910 Gems from The prince of Pilsen Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-12152 12-in. 7/2/1912 Gems from King Dodo Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-12908 10-in. 2/14/1913 The message of the violet Olive Kline Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-18077 12-in. 7/7/1916 Songs of good fellowship Victor Male Chorus Male vocal chorus, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22616 10-in. 3/10/1919 College days Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BS-067769 10-in. 9/10/1941 Heidelberg Walter Preston ; Victor Male Chorus Male vocal chorus and male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 358 7-in. ca. 1901 The tale of a bumble bee Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 358 10-in. between 1901 and September 1902 The tale of a bumble bee Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 857 7-in. ca. 1902 The tale of a bumble bee Male vocalist (unidentified; Columbia Records) Baritone vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 857 10-in. ca. 1902 The tale of a bumble bee Male vocalist (unidentified; Columbia Records) Baritone vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1052 7-in. ca. 1902 The tale of the sea shell J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1052 10-in. ca. 1902 The tale of the sea shell J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 1054 7-in. ca. 1902 Heidelberg J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1054 10-in. ca. 1902 Heidelberg J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 1055 7-in. ca. 1902 The message of the violet J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 1055 10-in. ca. 1902 The message of the violet J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 3154 10-in. ca. Jan.-May 1905 Will you be my little bride? Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 3284 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1905 The Heildelberg Stein song Criterion Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 3641 10-in. between January and June 1907 Nestle by my side Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46012 10-in. 9/10/1915 Heidelberg stein song Columbia Stellar Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W142525 10-in. 8/12/1926 Heidelberg Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 9051 10-in. approximately Oct. 1922 The message of the violet Irene Williams Female vocal solo, with mixed vocal quartet and orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick X10959-X10961 12-in. 6/28/1923 Prince of Pilsen Light Opera Chorus Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick X11819-X11821 12-in. 11/7/1923 Prince of Pilsen : Vocal gems Light Opera Chorus Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick X11870-X11872 12-in. 11/13/1923 Prince of Pilsen Brunswick Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 7120 10-in. 1/19/1920 The message of the violet Edith McDonald Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 9459 10-in. 4/10/1924 The Prince of Pilsen airs no. 1 New York Light Opera Co. Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 9462 10-in. 4/11/1924 The Prince of Pilsen airs no. 2 New York Light Opera Co. Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pixley, Frank," accessed April 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116751.

Pixley, Frank. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116751.

"Pixley, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 April 2024.

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