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 51-60 of 60 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-60 of 60 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pixley, Frank," accessed April 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116751.

Pixley, Frank. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116751.

"Pixley, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 April 2024.

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