Montrose Jonas Moses

Montrose Jonas Moses (September 2, 1878 – March 29, 1934) was an American writer, born in New York, where he graduated from the City College in 1899.

In the main, his compositions were directed towards children's literature; however, he composed some books for adults, as well. Between 1900 and 1910 he was connected editorially with, or was a contributor to, various periodicals: the Literary Digest, the Reader, the Independent, the Book News Monthly. Besides editing the Green Room Book and the Anglo-American Dramatic Register and making some translations from the French, he wrote: Famous Actor Families in America (1906); Children's Books and Reading (1907); Henrik Ibsen (1908); The Literature of the South (1909); The American Dramatist (1911); Maurice Maeterlinck: A Study (1911). He edited Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856–1911 (1920).

Moses was a friend of Harry Houdini.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 2, 1878, Died September 2, 1934

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: author

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-9041 10-in. 6/1/1910 The boat song John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-14979 10-in. 6/22/1914 Boat song John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor BVE-38092 10-in. 6/27/1927 Boat song Lambert Murphy Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Columbia 46646 10-in. 3/17/1916 Boat song Paul Dufault Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Columbia 79814 10-in. 4/28/1921 Boat song Lucy Gates Soprano vocal solo, with harp and orchestra author  
Columbia 30332 12-in. 1/11/1910 Boat song David Scull Bispham Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra author  


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