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 26-47 of 47 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||879||7-in.||ca. 1902-Oct. 1905||Sally in our alley||George McNeice||Clarinet solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||39056||10-in.||10/18/1913||Sally in our alley||Columbia Stellar Quartette||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||author, composer|
|Columbia||39283||10-in.||3/16/1914||A spring morning||Walter Lawrence||Boy soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||77529||10-in.||11/24/1917||Favorites of other days, part 2||Columbia Stellar Quartette||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||author, composer|
|Columbia||80234||10-in.||3/13/1922||Sally in our alley||London String Quartet||String quartet||composer|
|Columbia||80746||10-in.||12/26/1922||Old favorites waltz medley||Columbia Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||81093||10-in.||6/22/1923||A spring morning||Cyrena Van Gordon||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||98076||12-in.||4/28/1923||A spring morning||Cyrena Van Gordon||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||W148741||10-in.||6/20/1929||America (My country 'tis of thee)||Columbia Band||Band, with male vocal quartet||composer|
|Columbia||W97030||10-in.||March 1929||Mañana de primavera (A spring morning) : Balada||Francisco Fuentes Pumarino||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|OKeh||S-791||10-in.||approximately Aug. 1919||A spring morning||Sybil Sanderson Fagan||Whistling solo||composer|
|Brunswick||5798||10-in.||approximately June 1921||Sally in our alley||Strand Quartet||Male vocal quartet with orchestra||composer, author|
|Brunswick||11270-11272||10-in.||9/12/1923||Sally in our alley||Albert Downing||Male vocal solo, with orchestra and violin obbligato||author, composer|
|Brunswick||11669-11672||10-in.||10/19/1923||Sally in our alley||Allen McQuhae||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||author, composer|
|Brunswick||11771-11773||10-in.||11/1/1923||Sally in our alley||Allen McQuhae||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||author, composer|
|Brunswick||E29047||10-in.||1/12/1929||America||Brunswick Concert Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E19334-E19336||10-in.||5/20/1926||The plausible lover||Elisabeth Rethberg||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||2909||10-in.||between 3/25/1914 and 3/26/1914||Sally in our alley||Knickerbocker Quartet||Male vocal quartet||author, composer|
|Edison||3080||10-in.||May-June 1914 or later||America (My country 'tis of thee)||Metropolitan Quartet||Male vocal quartet||composer|
|Edison||4594||10-in.||3/20/1916||A spring morning||Julia Heinrich||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||5567||10-in.||5/17/1917||Sally in our alley||George Hamlin||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, author|
|Gramophone||0EA4634||10-in.||1/28/1937||God save the King||BBC Symphony Orchestra ; Adrian Boult||Orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carey, Henry," accessed June 5, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201532.
Carey, Henry. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 5, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201532.
"Carey, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 5 June 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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