Kennerley Rumford

Robert Henry Kennerley Rumford (2 September 1870 – 9 March 1957) was an English baritone singer of the 20th century. He was first known for his performances of oratorios, but following his marriage to the well-known contralto singer Clara Butt, he toured with her throughout the English-speaking world singing repertoire of a more popular type. He was twice mentioned in dispatches while serving on the Western Front during the First World War.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 2, 1870 (Hampstead), Died March 9, 1957 (North Stoke;Oxfordshire)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 6574 12-in. approximately 1915 The keys of heaven Clara Butt ; Kennerley Rumford Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 6575 12-in. approximately 1915 The yeoman of England Kennerley Rumford Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 6576 12-in. approximately 1915 When the swallows Kennerley Rumford Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 6578 12-in. approximately 1915 Drink to me only with thine eyes Kennerley Rumford Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 6684 12-in. approximately 1915 Where my caravan has rested Kennerley Rumford Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 6688 12-in. approximately 1915 Nazareth Kennerley Rumford Male vocal solo, with chorus, organ, and piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 6690 12-in. 7/2/1925 The keys of heaven Clara Butt ; Kennerley Rumford Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 6719 12-in. approximately 1916 King Charles Kennerley Rumford Baritone vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 6956 12-in. approximately 1916 Border ballad Kennerley Rumford Baritone vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 6958 12-in. approximately 1916 Until Kennerley Rumford Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 35964 10-in. approximately 1916 Here's a health unto his Majesty Kennerley Rumford vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 65628 10-in. approximately 1916 In sheltered vale Kennerley Rumford vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 65629 10-in. approximately 1916 Absent Kennerley Rumford vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 65793 10-in. approximately 1917 The border ballad Kennerley Rumford vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 65794 10-in. approximately 1917 If I might come to you Kennerley Rumford vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 65795 10-in. approximately 1917 I know of two bright eyes Kennerley Rumford vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 71318 10-in. approximately 1921 The vicar of Bray Kennerley Rumford vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 71319 10-in. approximately 1921 The incomplete lover Kennerley Rumford vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 76955 12-in. 4/25/1933 Friendship Clara Butt ; Albert W. Ketelbey ; Kennerley Rumford Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rumford, Kennerley," accessed May 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/354051.

Rumford, Kennerley. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/354051.

"Rumford, Kennerley." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 May 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/354051

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