Harold John Williams MBE (3 September 1893 – 5 June 1976) was an Australian baritone and music teacher. Born in Sydney, he had a career in England and his native country, performing in opera, oratorio and concerts and giving radio broadcasts.
Birth and Death Data: Born September 3, 1893 (Sydney), Died June 5, 1976
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1933
Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||71779||10-in.||approximately 1922||The Mikado : The Lord High Executioner||Harold Williams||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||71843||10-in.||approximately 1922||Little songs for little voices : a) Robin! Robin! ; b) Child's goodnight||Harold Williams||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||71844||10-in.||approximately 1922||Little songs for little voices : a) Three little pigs ; b) Naughty Tom||Harold Williams||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||71845||10-in.||approximately 1922||Little songs for little voices : a) Will you walk a little faster? ; b) The poodle||Harold Williams||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||71846||10-in.||approximately 1922||Little songs for little voices : a) Puff ; b) The snowman||Harold Williams||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||71882||10-in.||approximately 1922||Mate o' mine||Harold Williams||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||71939||10-in.||approximately 1922||The cabaret girl : Journey's end||Harold Williams||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||71996||10-in.||approximately 1922||Songs of travel : The roadside fire||Harold Williams||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||71997||10-in.||approximately 1922||The pipes of Pan||Harold Williams||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||73000||10-in.||approximately 1923||A day At the fair : All the fun of the fair||Harold Williams||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||73001||10-in.||approximately 1923||Tom Jones : West Country lad||Harold Williams||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||73102||10-in.||approximately 1923||Four cautionary tales and a moral: 4) Henry King, who chewed little bits of string||Harold Williams||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||73103||10-in.||approximately 1922||Four cautionary tales and a moral: 1) Rebecca, who slammed doors for fun and ran away||Harold Williams||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||73104||10-in.||approximately 1922||Four cautionary tales and a moral: 2) Jim, who ran away from his nurse and was eaten by a lion||Harold Williams||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||73105||10-in.||approximately 1922||Four cautionary tales and a moral: 3) Matilda, who told lies and was burned to death||Harold Williams||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||73106||10-in.||approximately 1922||Four cautionary tales and a moral: 5) Charles Augustus Fortescue, who always did what was right||Harold Williams||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||73138||10-in.||approximately 1923||O, Falmouth is a fine town||Harold Williams||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||73139||10-in.||approximately 1923||Can't remember||Harold Williams||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||73140||10-in.||approximately 1923||The stock-rider's song||Harold Williams||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||73156||10-in.||approximately 1923||The mountains of Mourne||Geoffrey Spencer||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||73157||10-in.||approximately 1923||Down the vale||Geoffrey Spencer||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||73318||10-in.||approximately 1923||A Warwickshire wooing||Harold Williams||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||76868||12-in.||1/24/1923||Excelsior||Eric Courtland ; Harold Williams||Vocal duet, with orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||76869||12-in.||1/24/1923||Moon hath raised||Eric Courtland ; Harold Williams||Vocal duet, with orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia (U.K.)||WAX1250||12-in.||between December 1925 and April 1926||Land of hope and glory||Band of the Grenadier Guards [U.K] ; Harold Williams||Baritone vocal solo, with vocal chorus and band||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia (U.K.)||CA14113||10-in.||between October and December 1933||Grandfather's clock||B.B.C. Male Voice Choir ; Joseph Lewis ; Ernest Lush ; Harold Williams||Baritone vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and piano||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia (U.K.)||CA14114||10-in.||between October and December 1933||Little brown jug||B.B.C. Male Voice Choir ; Joseph Lewis ; Ernest Lush ; Harold Williams||Baritone vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and piano||vocalist, baritone vocal|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Harold," accessed December 7, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/353893.
Williams, Harold. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 7, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/353893.
"Williams, Harold." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 7 December 2023.
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