Esther McNiff Curtis

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: keyboards

Notes: According to Calexico Chronicle news item dated 11/16/1936, the “Symphonet” was a 55-key piano with padded hammers that struck reed-like metal pipes instead of strings. The instrument was invented by Harry F. Noake.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-09777 10-in. 11/4/1937 Jesus, lover of my soul Esther McNiff Curtis Symphonet solo instrumentalist, keyboards  
Victor PBS-09778 10-in. 11/4/1937 Nearer, my God, to Thee Esther McNiff Curtis Symphonet solo instrumentalist, keyboards  
Victor PBS-09779 10-in. 11/4/1937 Abide with me Esther McNiff Curtis Symphonet solo instrumentalist, keyboards  
Victor PBS-09780 10-in. 11/4/1937 Jesus, saviour, pilot me Esther McNiff Curtis Symphonet solo instrumentalist, keyboards  
Victor PBS-09781 10-in. 11/4/1937 Face to face Esther McNiff Curtis Symphonet solo instrumentalist, keyboards  
Victor PBS-09782 10-in. 11/4/1937 Consolation Esther McNiff Curtis Symphonet solo instrumentalist, keyboards  
Victor PBS-09783 10-in. 11/4/1937 Evening star Esther McNiff Curtis Symphonet solo instrumentalist, keyboards  
Victor PBS-09784 10-in. 11/4/1937 Goin' home Esther McNiff Curtis Symphonet solo instrumentalist, keyboards  
Victor PBS-09785 10-in. 11/4/1937 One sweetly solemn thought Esther McNiff Curtis Symphonet solo instrumentalist, keyboards  
Victor PBS-09786 10-in. 11/4/1937 Now the day is over Esther McNiff Curtis Symphonet solo instrumentalist, keyboards  
Victor PBS-09787 10-in. 11/4/1937 Lead, kindly light Esther McNiff Curtis Symphonet solo instrumentalist, keyboards  
Victor PBS-09788 10-in. 11/4/1937 Träumerei Esther McNiff Curtis Symphonet solo instrumentalist, keyboards  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Curtis, Esther McNiff," accessed November 26, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/310542.

Curtis, Esther McNiff. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/310542.

"Curtis, Esther McNiff." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 26 November 2022.

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