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MAURICE d'OISLY - A Discography
by Charles A. Hooey (see note below)

Matrix/take, Date, 10 ¾ “, d/s nos 
1. Songs that my mother taught me (Dvořák)
Lx 3334, August 1910, 66684, 0632

2. Down in the forest (Landon Ronald)
Lx 3317, August 1910, 66691, 0632, Ariel 6134

3. Acis and Galatea (Handel): Love in her eyes sits playing
Lx 3354, September 1910, 66699, 0637

4. Semele (Handel): Where’er you walk
Lx 3355, September 1910, 66700, 0637

5. Robin Hood (de Koven): O, promise me
Lx 3333, October 1910, 66683, 0646

6. Eleanore (Coleridge Taylor)
Lx 3353, October 1910, 66727, 0646

7. For ever and for ever (Tosti)
Lx 3399, January 1911, 66740, 0674, Ariel 6134

8. Your dear brown eyes (Adams) w. orch. acc.
Lx 3400, January 1911, 66741, 0674

9. Mary of Argyle (Nelson)
Lx 3335 March 1911, 66685, 0698

10. Jocelyn (Godard): Angels guard thee (Berceuse)
Lx 3398-3 March 1911, 66768, 0698

11. The minstrel boy (Moore)
Lx -, April 1911, 66785, B-037

12. In sympathy (Franco Leoni)
Lx -, April 1911, 66786, B-037

13. My pretty Jane (Bishop) w. piano acc.
Lx -, May 1911, 66783, B-0115

14. Before the dawn (George Chadwick) w. piano acc.
Lx -, May 1911, 66784, B-0115

15. Madam Butterfly (Puccini); Act I duet Part 1 with Jessie Reeve
Lx3424, July 1911, 66767, RB0297

16. Watchman, what of the night? with Ivor Foster
Lx -, September 1911, 57689, B-0412 (or B-0419)

17. Faust (Gounod): Be mine the delight with Ivor Foster
Lx -, September 1911, 57691, B-0412, (or B-0419)

18. Lohengrin (Wagner): Lohengrin's narration
Lx -, October 1911, 66868, R-0710

19. Die Walküre (Wagner): Spring song
Lx -, October 1911, 66873, R-0710

20. Doris (Cellier): So fare thee well
Lx -, November 1911, 66888, 0717

21. Serenade (Schubert)
Lx -, November 1911, 66889, 0717

22. Beyond (F. Lambert)
Lx 3598 December 1911, 113006, 0727

23. I hid my love (Guy d'Hardelot)
Lx 3599 December 1911, 113007, 0727

24. Lullaby (Brahms)
Lx-, February 1912, 113030, 0761

25. Judas Maccabaeus (Handel); Sound an alarm
Lx 3142-2 (or Lx 3104-2)
1922 cat., 113013

26. Only once more (Frank Muir)
Lx -, 1922 cat., 113032

27. Sweet, be not proud (Clutsam)
Lx -, February 1912, 113044, 0761

28. La Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Ch'ella mi creda
Lx 3387-2 March 1912, 66890, 0768

29. Maritana (Wallace): In happy moments
Lx -, April 1912, 66869, 0754

30. Till Death (Mascheroni)
Lx -, April 1912, 66870, 0754

31. The Maid of Malahar (Adams)
Lx -, July 1912, 113031

10”, d/s
32. O Flower of all the world (Woodford-Finden)
Lxg -, October 1912, 143034, 0792

33. Goodbye, sweetheart goodbye (Hatton)
Lxg -, October 1912, 143014, 0792

34. A farewell (S. Liddle)
Lxg -, November 1912, 143037, 0800

35. One more sleep and thy beaming eyes w. piano acc.
Lxg -, November 1912, 143038, 0800

36. When the world is fair (Bingham/Cowen)
Lxg -, May 1913, 143835, 0835

37. The garden I love (William Reid)
Lxg -, May 1913, 143836, 0835

38. Destiny (Hubert Bath) w. piano acc.
Lxg _, July 1913, 143052, 0847

39. Jephtha (Handel): Waft her angels to the skies w. piano acc.
Lxg -, July 1913, 143053, 0847

40. Phyllis has such charming graces (Anthony Young)
Lxg -, January 1914, 143833, 0886

41. I seek for thee in every flower (Enoch Ganz)
Lxg -, January 1914, 143834, 0886

42. Faust (Gounod): Finale w. Jessie Reeve & Ivor Foster
Lx -, 1915 cat., 57690, 0757

12”, d/s

43. Faust (Gounod): Salve dimora (Sung in Italian)
Lxx 3425 February 1911, 72584, X-68, Ariel 8668

44. The Meistersinger (Wagner): Prize song
Lxx 3426 February 1911, 72585, X-68, Ariel 8667

45. La Bohème (Puccini): Che gelida manina
Lxx 3588 March 1912, 72588, X-80, Ariel 8669

46. Lohengrin (Wagner): In distant lands
Lxx 3601 March 1912, 72598, X-80, Ariel 8668

47. Hiawatha's Wedding Feast (Coleridge Taylor):
Onaway, awake beloved
Lxx -, October 1912, 72608, X-85, Ariel 8669

48. The Meistersinger (Wagner): In snow bound hall
Lxx -, October 1912, 72610, X-85, Ariel 8667

COLUMBIA, s/s, d/s

49. Rigoletto (Verdi): Fairest daughter of the graces
with Rosina Buckman, Edith Clegg and Frederic Austin
6674-2, rec. pre-Mar. 1916, L-1025

50. Faust (Gounod): Prison Scene (Act 5)
with Rosina Buckman and Frederick Ranalow
6683-2, rec. pre-Mar. 1916, L-1025

51. Maritana (Wallace): Turn on old time
with Edith Clegg and Frederick Ranalow
rec. 1916, 35950, D.1336

52. Those azure eyes (Cox)
rec. Mar 1916, D.1338

53. In sympathy (Franco Leoni)
rec. Mar 1916, D.1338

54. The Gondoliers (Sullivan): Take a pair of sparkling eyes
rec. pre- Mar 1916, 65163, D.65163

55. Doris (Cellier): So fare thee well
rec. Mar 1916, 65164, D. 2335

56. The Dream of Gerontius (Elgar):
My work is done, with Clara Butt
6771-1, pre-4/1916, 7128 7308 75005

57. The Dream of Gerontius (Elgar):
I see not those false spirits, with Clara Butt
6772-1, pre-4/1916, 7129, 7308 75006

58. The Dream of Gerontius (Elgar):
We have now passed the gate, with Clara Butt
6773-1, pre-4/1916, 7130 7309 75007

59. La Bohème (Puccini): Lovely maid in the moonlight
with Rosina Buckman
6927-1, October 1916, L-1076

60. Carmen (Bizet): We had quitted the church
with Rosina Buckman
6928-2, pre-3/1917, L-1062

61. Madam Butterfly (Puccini): Give me your darling hands
with Rosina Buckman
6929-1, rec. pre-10/1916, L-1076

62. Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Stay, Turiddu
with Rosina Buckman
6935-2, rec. pre-1/1920, L-1332

63. La Traviata (Verdi): Far from the busy throng
with Rosina Buckman
6936-2, rec. pre-1/1921, L-1400

64. Roméo and Juliet (Gounod): O night of Hymen
with Rosina Buckman
6937-1, rec. pre-3/1917, L-1062

65. La Bohème (Puccini): Your tiny hand is frozen
6948-2, December 1917, L-1221

66. Tosca (Puccini): No eyes on earth with Rosina Buckman
6954-2, c. 1916, L-1174

67. L'Amico Fritz (Mascagni): The Cherry Duet
with Rosina Buckman
6982-4, pre-1/1921, L-1400

68. Tosca (Puccini): When stars were brightly shining
6988-1, c. 1916, L-1166

69. Tosca (Puccini); Strange harmony
6991-2, c. 1916, L-1774

70. La Bohème (Puccini): Lovely maid in the moonlight
with Rosina Buckman cond. by Eugène Goossens
Cc 1194, 5 April, 1922, unpublished

71. Madam Butterfly (Puccini): Give me your darling hands
with Rosina Buckman
Cc 1195, 5 April, 1922, unpublished

This discography, together with that of Rosina Buckman, was originally prepared by George Woolford to accompany my article ‘Sing to me, Maurice Dear’ that appeared in For The Record, No 4, Winter 2002/3. They are presented here in a revised form. William Main’s discography for Rosina Buckman in The Record Collector Vol. 47, No 1 March 2002 was also consulted. This story is worth finding as it is a good read. I extend my sincere thanks to him, his researchers and to George Woolford. Reference was made as well to ‘British Odeons’ by Michael Langridge, published by The City of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society in August 2006 and ‘The Gramophone Company Ltd.’ by Michael Smith, also published by the City of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society in March 2004.

Anyone undertaking to develop a discography soon discovers how difficult a task this is. At the end of his version of the discographies, George Woolford explained a few of the problems so this useful backgrounder follows:

Matrix numbers do not always run consecutively due to ‘takes’ made days or even weeks after the original session.

HMV often had to re-record items, due to volume levels and ‘wear test’ which all recordings were subjected to. Thus a current session matrix number would have a higher ‘take’ number added.

So the Butterfly session recorded on the 10th, 14th and 21st of March 1924, are appraised and a further remake session takes place on the 4th and 16th of April 1924. Those listed with ‘-2’ or above would be likely to be the 4th April. Cc4404-6 on D-906 would be likely to have been made again on the 16th, obviously a problem!

Columbia conceals their matrix information and the recording ledgers that we discographers would like to inspect have been lost.

Pathé, the face numbers, i.e. 93870, have an additional mastered number written beneath the Trade Mark. This changes when the disc is re-recorded from the master cylinder. Luckily for us after 1914 the abbreviated date is also given for the year the re-mastering was made.

Catalogues also confirm existence of titles which must have been recorded before the catalogue was produced. Unfortunately, many recordings had a very short life, and since Pathé also suffered a factory fire in 1915, some of the masters may have been lost.  



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