Henry Carey (c. 26 August 1687 – 5 October 1743) was an English poet, dramatist and songwriter. He is remembered as an anti-Walpolean satirist and also as a patriot. Several of his melodies continue to be sung today, and he was widely praised in the generation after his death. Because he worked in anonymity, selling his own compositions to others to pass off as their own, contemporary scholarship can only be certain of some of his poetry, and a great deal of the music he composed was written for theatrical incidental music. However, under his own name and hand, he was a prolific songwriter and balladeer, and he wrote the lyrics for almost all of these songs. Further, he wrote numerous operas and plays. His life is illustrative of the professional author in the early 18th century. Without inheritance or title or governmental position, he wrote for all of the remunerative venues, and yet he also kept his own political point of view and was able to score significant points against the ministry of the day. Further, he was one of the leading lights of the new "Patriotic" movement in drama.
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Birth and Death Data: Born 1687 (London), Died 1743 (London)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1895 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, author
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 46 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Berliner||162||7-in.||10/31/1895||Sally in our alley||Artists vary||Male vocal duet||author, composer|
|Berliner||875||7-in.||10/7/1897||Sally in our alley||Artists vary||Male vocal quartet||author, composer|
|Berliner||0133||7-in.||3/25/1899||Sally in our alley||Haydn Quartet||Male vocal quartet||author, composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]115||10-in.||11/13/1901||Sally in our alley||Haydn Quartet||Male vocal quartet||author, composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]115||7-in.||7/11/1900||Sally in our alley||Haydn Quartet||Male vocal quartet||author, composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix C-]2345||12-in.||1901-1902||Sally in our alley||Harry Macdonough||Male vocal solo||author, composer|
|Victor||C-203 [Old series]||12-in.||2/9/1903 or 5/26/1903||Sally in our alley||Harry Macdonough||Male vocal solo||author, composer|
|Victor||A-1447||7-in.||6/8/1904||Sally in our alley||Haydn Quartet||Male vocal quartet||composer, author|
|Victor||B-1447||10-in.||6/8/1904||Sally in our alley||Haydn Quartet||Male vocal quartet||composer, author|
|Victor||B-2794||10-in.||10/10/1905||John Anderson, my jo||Orthian Ladies' Trio||Female vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||B-6529||10-in.||10/11/1908||Sally in our alley||Whitney Brothers Quartet||Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied||author, composer|
|Victor||B-8899||10-in.||4/27/1910||Sally in our alley||George Hamlin||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||author, composer|
|Victor||B-15901||10-in.||4/15/1915||Sally in our alley||Emilio de Gogorza||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||author, composer|
|Victor||BVE-47805||10-in.||10/4/1928||Flow gently sweet Afton||Lambert Murphy||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BS-023915||10-in.||6/27/1938||America||Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BS-046711||10-in.||1/24/1940||Christ the Lord is risen today||Emile Coté ; Victor Chapel Choir||Mixed vocal chorus, with organ||composer|
|Victor||BS-048771||10-in.||4/11/1940||America||Emile Coté ; Victor Mixed Chorus||Mixed vocal chorus, with organ||composer|
|Victor||BS-068671||10-in.||12/17/1941||America (My country 'tis of thee)||Lucy Monroe ; Charles O'Connell||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1914-06-05-06]||Not documented||6/5/1914||Sally in our alley||Robert Buchanan||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1914-08-12-09]||Not documented||8/12/1914||Sally in our alley||John Hendricks||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||175||10-in.||ca. 1901-Sept. 1902||Sally in our alley||George J. Gaskin||Male vocal solo, with piano||author, composer|
|Columbia||175||7-in.||ca. 1901||Sally in our alley||George J. Gaskin||Male vocal solo, with piano||author, composer|
|Columbia||715||10-in.||ca. 1902||Sally in our alley||Artists vary||Male vocal quartet||author, composer|
|Columbia||715||7-in.||ca. 1902||Sally in our alley||Artists vary||Male vocal quartet||author, composer|
|Columbia||879||10-in.||approximately 1902||Sally in our alley||George McNeice||Clarinet solo, with piano||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carey, Henry," accessed March 23, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201532.
Carey, Henry. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 23, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201532.
"Carey, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 23 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Carey, Henry, 1687?-1743 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80004008
Wikidata: Henry Carey (writer) - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1606590
MusicBrainz: Henry Carey - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/ee876e05-03ad-42d2-ad77-e5feae88598d
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