Elizabeth Spencer

Elizabeth Dickerson Spencer (April 12, 1871 – April 22, 1930) was an American soprano during the later 19th century and early 20th century who is best known for the numerous early recordings she made for Thomas Edison.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 12th, 1871, Died April 22nd, 1930

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1926

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal, speaker

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 379 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-3355 10-in. 5/2/1906 How firm a foundation Trinity Choir Chorus, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-3356 10-in. 5/2/1906 Come Thou almighty King Trinity Choir Chorus, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-3357 10-in. 5/2/1906 There is a fountain fill'd with blood Trinity Choir Chorus, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-3416 10-in. 5/25/1906 Some time we'll understand Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-4555 10-in. 6/3/1907 Rock of ages Trinity Choir [i.e., Lyric Quartet] Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-6604 10-in. 11/13/1908 Onward Christian soldiers Trinity Choir Chorus, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-6724 12-in. 1/15/1909 Unfold, ye portals! Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-8143 12-in. 8/12/1909 Sanctus Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-8984 12-in. 5/23/1910 Gems from The prince of Pilsen Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-10394 12-in. 6/6/1911 Gems from Carmen Victor Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-10486 10-in. 6/2/1911 Holy, holy, holy! Trinity Choir Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-10526 10-in. 6/12/1911 Joy to the world Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-10597 10-in. 6/26/1911 Holy Ghost, with light divine Trinity Choir Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-10959 12-in. 9/14/1911 Gems from Rob Roy Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-11647 10-in. 2/29/1912 Bringing in the sheaves Trinity Mixed Quartet Chorus, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-12041 10-in. 5/22/1912 When the mists have rolled away Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-12506 12-in. 10/10/1912 Christmas songs and carols Victor Mixed Chorus Chorus, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-15317 12-in. 10/30/1914 Hallelujah chorus Victor Oratorio Chorus Vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-15717 12-in. 2/19/1915 Gems from Madama Butterfly Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-19146 12-in. 1/31/1917 Happy days Elizabeth Spencer Female vocal solo, with orchestra and violin obbligato vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-19147 12-in. 1/31/1917 Crossing the bar Elizabeth Spencer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-19150 10-in. 2/1/1917 Love's dream after the ball Elizabeth Spencer Female vocal solo, with bells and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-19151 10-in. 2/1/1917 Honeymoon Inn Elizabeth Spencer Female vocal solo, with xylophone and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-19152 10-in. 2/2/1917 Somewhere a voice is calling Elizabeth Spencer Female vocal solo, with harp and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-19153 10-in. 2/2/1917 A perfect day Elizabeth Spencer Female vocal solo, with cello and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 379 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Spencer, Elizabeth," accessed September 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116963.

Spencer, Elizabeth. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116963.

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