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Henry Carey

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.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1687 (London), Died London

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1895 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, author

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 45 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 composer, author  
Berliner 875 7-in. 10/7/1897 Sally in our alley Artists vary Male vocal quartet composer, author  
Berliner 0133 7-in. 3/25/1899 Sally in our alley Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer, author  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]115 7-in. 7/11/1900 Sally in our alley Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer, author  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]115 10-in. 11/13/1901 Sally in our alley Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer, author  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]2345 12-in. 1901-1902 Sally in our alley Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo composer, author  
Victor C-203 [Old series] 12-in. 2/9/1903 or 5/26/1903 Sally in our alley Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo composer, author  
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 composer, author  
Victor B-8899 10-in. 4/27/1910 Sally in our alley George Hamlin Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer, author  
Victor B-15901 10-in. 4/15/1915 Sally in our alley Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer, author  
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 [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 7-in. ca. 1901 Sally in our alley George J. Gaskin Male vocal solo, with piano composer, author  
Columbia 175 10-in. ca. 1901-Sept. 1902 Sally in our alley George J. Gaskin Male vocal solo, with piano composer, author  
Columbia 715 7-in. ca. 1902 Sally in our alley Artists vary Male vocal quartet composer, author  
Columbia 715 10-in. ca. 1902 Sally in our alley Artists vary Male vocal quartet composer, author  
Columbia 879 7-in. ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 Sally in our alley George McNeice Clarinet solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 879 10-in. ca. 1902 Sally in our alley George McNeice Clarinet solo, with piano composer  
(Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carey, Henry," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201532.

Carey, Henry. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201532.

"Carey, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201532

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