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Caroline Hatchard - Discography 
By Charles A. Hooey

Pathé Frères, London (11½ in. etched label, centre start)

Matrix No. Recording date Cat. No. D/S No. Edge Start
1. I wish I were a tiny bird (Löhr)
843 June 1909 78531
2. A bowl of roses (Coningsby-Clarke)
843 June 1909 78532
3. The Arcadians: The Pipes of Pan (Monckton & Talbot)
844 June 1909 78534 204006
4. The Arcadians: Light is my heart (Monckton & Talbot)
844 June 1909 78535
5. A Birthday Song (Coningsby-Clarke)
5003 June 1909 78533 5727 20404
6. Goodbye (Tosti)
5003 June 1909 78536 5727 20404
7. Patience: Love is a plaintive song (Gilbert & Sullivan)
220 July 1911 79067
8. Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan)
220 July 1911 79068
9. Orpheus with his lute (Sullivan)
681 Dec 1911 79069
10. The Mikado: The Sun whose rays (Gilbert & Sullivan)
681 Dec 1911 79070
The Gramophone Company Ltd. , London
Recorded in Gramophone Company studios, Thomas Beecham, conductor
11. Les Contes d’Hoffmann: The Doll Song (Offenbach)
4340f 27 Jul 1910 03193 SH 100 (LP)
12. Les Contes d’Hoffmann: You’ve pledged your word (Offenbach)
with Edith Evans, Frederick Ranalow
4343f 27 Jul 1910 unpublished

13. Les Contes d’Hoffmann: You’ve pledged your word (Offenbach)
with Edith Evans, Frederick Ranalow
344f 27 Jul 1910 (04068)
14. Die Fledermaus: A man like you w. Chorus (Strauss)
4349f 28 Jul 1910 (03192) (Assigned numbers but never issued)
15. Die Fledermaus: A man like you w. Chorus (Strauss)
4350f 28 Jul 1910 unpublished
16. Les Contes d’Hoffmann: The Doll song (Offenbach)
4351f 28 Jul 1910 unpublished
17. Les Contes d’Hoffmann: The Doll Song (Strauss)
4352f 28 Jul 1910 unpublished
HMV, Hayes, 21 August 1911 (all with piano) 
18. A birthday song (Coningsby-Clarke)
y13998e unpublished

19. The beautiful land of Nod (Lehmann)
y13999e unpublished
20. When you speak to me (Guy d’Hardelot)
y14000e unpublished
21. When you speak to me (Guy d’Hardelot)
y14001e unpublished
22. The torch of night (Lambert)
z5352f unpublished
23. The torch of night (Lambert)
z5353f unpublished
24. She wandered down the mountainside (Clay)
z5354f unpublished
HMV, Hayes, 26/28 November 1911 (all 10 inch with piano) 
25. The beautiful land of Nod (Lehmann)
ab14553a 3902
26. The beautiful land of Nod (Lehmann)
ab14554e unpublished
27. A birthday song (Robert Coningsby-Clarke)
ab14555e unpublished

28. When you come home (Guy d’Hardelot)
(also known as When you speak to me)
ab14556e unpublished

29. She wandered down the mountainside (Clay)
ac5791f unpublished
Aeolian-Vocalion (12 in.) with Aeolian orchestra
Matrix No. recording date Pink Red & Green
30. Lucia di Lammermoor: Il dolce suono (Donizetti) with C. Stainer, flute
01242 21 Jan 1921 A-0107 C-01057

31. Se saran Rose (Arditi)
01296 21 Jan 1921 A-0108 C- 01058
32. L’Allegro ed il Penseroso: Sweet bird (Handel) with C. Stainer, flute
01871 Jan 1921 A-0116 C- 01063
33. Lakmé: Où va la jeune Hindoue (Delibes)
01869 Feb 1921 A-0121 C- 01066
34. Ernani: Ernani, involami (Verdi)
01575 1921 A-0145 C- 01068
35. The Creation: With verdure clad (Haydn)
01573 Sep 1921 A-0154 C- 01072
36. Mignon: Je suis Titania (Thomas)
01226 Feb 1922 A-0172 C- 01077
37. Tom Jones: The Waltz Song (German)
01484 Dec 1922 C-01086 JO4111
38. Dinorah: Ombra leggiera (Ombre légère) (Meyerbeer)
01629 Dec 1922 C-01098 JO4111
Notes: Nos. 3 & 4 The Arcadians - This ‘fantastic musical play’ opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London on 28th April 1909 with Florence Smithson as Sombra. Less than two months later, Caroline recorded ‘The Pipes of Pan,’ Sombra’s Act 1 song extolling the beauties of Arcadia, and ‘Light is my heart’, another of Sombra’s songs. It formed part of the original production but was changed to ‘Come Back to Arcady’ at a later date.
No. 7 Patience: Love is a plaintive song - is the earliest recording of this song and the only known 78 rpm recording of it outside the complete opera sets (HMV/Victor) of Patience 1922 and 1930.
No. 9 Orpheus with his Lute - believed to be the first recording of this song.
No. 11 In the Les Contes d’Hoffmann Doll Song, phonographic history was well served through the use, for the first time, of a sound effect to simulate winding of the doll’s mechanism.
The record was broadcast twice in 1979, once to promote a multi-LP album by HMV, celebrating Beecham’s centenary.
Nos. 12 & 13 It is a shame we cannot experience Caroline reacting to others as these discs are apparently lost and gone forever.  



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