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Miriam Licette - Discography
by Malcolm Walker with contributions by Dennis Foreman, Peter Burgis and Peter Chaplin

HMV RECORDINGS:
Miriam Licette made all of her records for The Gramophone Company at their studios on Blyth Road in Hayes, Middlesex with an orchestra conducted by Percy Pitt.

Matrix No. Date UK Release Australian Release single-sided violet label and black double-sided
LP/CD release
1. La Bohème: Musetta’s Waltz
19571e 21 Oct 1915 Unpublished

2. Roses of Foymeneis
19572e 21 Oct 1915 Unpublished

3. La Traviata (Verdi): Ah for's è lui
Ho1724ac 4th Apr 1916 2-053122 D109

4. La Traviata (Verdi): Follie! Follie!.. Sempre libera
Ho1725ac 4th Apr 1916 Unpublished

5. La Traviata (Verdi): Follie! Follie!.. Sempre libera
Ho1726ac 4th Apr 1916 2-053123 D109

6. Roméo et Juliette (Gounod): Waltz song (Je veux vivre)
Ho1727ac 4th Apr 1916 03482 D113

7. Roméo et Juliette (Gounod): Waltz song
Ho1728ac 4th Apr 1916 Unpublished

8. Die Zauberflöte (Mozart): Ah, I know it (Ach, ich fühls)
Ho2013af 29th Jul 1916 03514 D110
CD: Pearl GEMM CDS 9925

9. Mignon (Thomas): Polonaise (Je suis Titania)
Ho2014af 29th Jul 1916 2-053035 D112
CD: Pearl GEMM CD 9130

10. Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart): Vanished are ye (Dove sono)
Ho2024af 21st July 1916 Unpublished

11. Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart): Porgi amor
Ho2749 19th Jul 1917 Unpublished

12. Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart): Porgi amor
HO2750 19th Jul 1917 03596 D111

13. Goodbye (Tosti)
Ho2751 19th Jul 1917 Unpublished

14. Goodbye (Tosti)
Ho2752 19th Jul 1917 Unpublished

15. Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart): Dove sono
Ho2753 19th Jul 1917 Unpublished

16. Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart): Dove sono
Ho2754 19th Jul 1917 Unpublished

17. Louise (Charpentier): On that fair day when I gave you my love
(Depuis le jour)
Ho2755 19th Jul 1917 Unpublished

18. Louise (Charpentier): On that fair day when I gave you my love
(Depuis le jour)
Ho2756 19th Jul 1917 03579

19. Il Seraglio (Mozart): I am dreaming of the Springtime
Ho3429 26th Aug 1917 Unpublished

20. Il Seraglio (Mozart): I am dreaming of the Springtime
Ho3430 26th Aug 1917 0634 D112

21. Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart): Dove sono
Ho 3431 26th Aug 1917 03635 D111

22. Tosca (Puccini): Vissi d'arte
Ho3432 26th Aug 1917 Unpublished

23. Tosca (Puccini): Vissi d'arte
Ho3433 26th Aug 1917 Unpublished

24. Il Seraglio (Mozart): Never more can hope delude
Ho3647 13th Mar 1918 Unpublished

25. Il Seraglio (Mozart): Never more can hope delude
Ho3648 13th Mar 1918 Unpublished

26. Otello (Verdi): Ave Maria
Ho3649 13th Mar 1918 Unpublished

27. Otello (Verdi): Ave Maria
Ho3650 13th Mar 1918 Unpublished

28. Tannhäuser (Wagner): Elisabeth's Greeting (Dich teure Hälle)
Ho3651 13th Mar 1918 03648 D110

29. Nymphs and Shepherds (Purcell)
Ho5401 12th Dec 1918 Unpublished

30. Nymphs and Shepherds (Purcell)
Ho5402ae 12th Dec 1918 Unpublished

31. Hiawatha (Coleridge Taylor): Spring has come
Ho5403 12th Dec 1918 Unpublished


32. Hiawatha (Coleridge Taylor): Spring has come
Ho5404 12th Dec 1918 Unpublished

33. Where the bee sucks (Arne)
Ho5405 12th Dec 1918 Unpublished

34. Where the bee sucks (Arne)
Ho5406ae 12th Dec 1918 Unpublished

COLUMBIA RECORDINGS (acoustic) 
For Columbia, ML recorded operatic selections in the Large Studio at Petty France, London and songs in the Small Studio at this location. Other known venues are shown.

35. Otello (Verdi): Stilled by the gathering darkness (Gia nella notte densa) with Frank Mullings, orchestra conducted by Albert W. Ketelby
AX296 7th Feb 1924 L1562

36. Otello (Verdi): Could I but die now (Venga la morte)
with Frank Mullings, conducted by Albert W. Ketelbey
AX298 7th Feb 1924 L1562

37. Tosca (Puccini): Love and music (Vissi d'arte) cond. Hamilton Harty
AX610-1 25th Sep 1924 L1706

38. Madama Butterfly (Puccini): One fine day (Un bel di) cond. Hamilton Harty
AX708-1 24th Oct 1924 L1666

39. Carmen (Bizet): Tell me about my mother! (Parle-moi de ma mère) w. Frank Mullings (part 1) cond. Hamilton Harty
AX709-1 24th Oct 1924 L1664 CD: Greenhorn 0026

40. Carmen (Bizet): Tell me about my mother! w. Mullings
(part 2) cond. H. Harty
AX710-2 24th Oct 1924 L1664 CD: Greenhorn 0026

41 Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Give me your darling hand
with Frank Mullings; cond. H. Harty
AX711-2 24th Oct 1924 L1666

42. Otello (Verdi): Ave Maria c. Hamilton Harty
AX851-1 12th Jan 1925 L1683

43. La Bohème (Puccini): They call me Mimi (Si, mi chiamano Mimi) c. Harty
AX852-1 12th Jan 1925 L1665

44. Tannhäuser (Wagner): Elisabeth's Greeting (Dich teure hälle) c. Harty
AX857-1 14th Jan 1925 L1706 CD: TRC 24

45. Roméo et Juliette (Gounod): Je veux vivre c. H. Harty
AX858-1 14th Jan 1925 L1665

46. Otello (Verdi): Willow Song cond. Hubert Bath
AX1050-1 26th May 1925 L1683



(Small Studio)
47. Nymphs and Shepherds (Purcell)
WA2579-1;-2 12th Nov 1925 Unpublished

48. Serenade, Op. 17 No. 2
WA2580-1;-2 12th Nov 1925 Unpublished

49. Villanelle (Dell'acqua)
WA2581-1;-2 12th Nov 1925 Unpublished

Columbia electric

(Large Studio)
50. Lohengrin (Wagner): King's Prayer with Muriel Brunskill, Frank Mullings, Kingsley Lark, Thorpe Bates, chorus and orchestra conducted by Hamilton Harty
WAX1176-1 2nd Dec 1925 L1714 9342

51. Lohengrin (Wagner): Act 1, Finale with above artists
WAX1177-1 2nd Dec 1925 L1714 9342

(Small Studio)
52. Nymphs and Shepherds (Purcell)
WA2579-3;-4 18th Mar 1926 Unpublished

53. Serenade, Op.17 No.2
WA2580-3;-4;-5 18th Mar 1926 Unpublished

54. Villanelle (Dell'acqua)
WA2581-3;-4 18th Mar 1926 Unpublished

55. 18th March 1926 Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (Beethoven)
Columbia L1775-L1782; Choral 4th movement sung in English, 16/17 March, 1926 with ML, Muriel Brunskill, Hubert Eisdell, Harold Williams, chorus and London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Felix Weingartner
WAX 1350-65 (Complete)
Ode to Joy:
WAX1362-2 L1781
WAX1363-3 L1781
WAX1364-1 L1782
WAX1365-2 L1782
CD: Trax Classique TRXCD 125 (Complete)

57. Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) 8-9, 11 & 19 March, 1927 Columbia 4347-4358. Recorded complete in English on twelve 10-inch (25 cm) records by the principals, chorus and orchestra of the British National Opera at the Scala Theatre, Charlotte Street, London. The conductor was Eugene Goossens. Cast: Miriam Licette (Nedda), Frank Mullings (Canio), Harold Williams (Tonio), Dennis Noble (Silvio) and Heddle Nash (Beppe). Miriam appears on the following sides:

8 March, 1927
WA5001-1;-2;-3 I know that you hate me 4351
WA5002-1;-2-3;-4;-5 You mock me? Too long
I've borne it 4352 4352
WA5027-1;-2 Ballatella: High aloft they cry 4351
WA5029-1;-2 Tread lightly, lightly 4353 4353
WA5030-1;-2 My fate is in thy hands 4352 4353

9 March, 1927
WA5009-1;-2 Such a game 4349

11 March, 1927
WA5063-1;-2 Pure, Yes I know thou art 4357
WA5064-1;-2 Ah yes, `tis now the hour entrancing
4356
WA5066-1;-2 Opening Chorus-Quickly, sweet gossip  
4355 4355
WA5067-1;-2 Finale: If thou deemest me so 4358 4358
WA5068-1;-2 Opening of `The Play' 4356
WA5069-1;-2 Pour the philtre in his wine 4357

19 March, 1927
WA5048-1;-2 How fierce he looked 4350
WA5049-1;-2 Why hast thou taught me? 4353 4353
LP: Pearl GEMM 210; CDs: Cheyne CHE 44378; Divine Art 27805

(For the next series, the orchestra was conducted by Clarence Raybould)

58. Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart): Thou, o love (Porgi amor)
WAX2650-1;-2 28th Apr 1927 DX 130
LP:RLS 707; CD: CDLX 7024

59. Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart): Where are gone now those fairest moments (Dove sono) (part 1)
WAX2651-1;-2 28th Apr 1927 Unpublished

60. Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart): Where are gone now those fairest moments (Dove sono) (part 2)
WAX2652-1;-2 28th Apr 1927 Unpublished

61. Die Zauberflöte (Mozart): The manly heart (Bei männerin)
with Dennis Noble
WAX2870-1;-2 14th Jun 1927 9503 02825

62. Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Can it be? (Dunque io son) with Noble
WAX2871-1;-2 14th Jun 1927 9290 02578

63. Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Dare I believe thee? (Già era scritta.. ve che bestia!) with Dennis Noble
WAX2872-1;-2 14th Jun 1927 9290 02578

64. Don Giovanni (Mozart): Give me thy hand, O fairest (La ci darem la mano) with Dennis Noble
WAX2873-1;-2 14th Jun 1927 9503 02825

65. Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart): Where are gone now those fairest moments (Dove sono) (part 1)
WAX2651-3;-4 28th Jan 1928 9436

66. Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart): Where are gone now those fairest moments (Dove sono) (part 2)
WAX2652 -3;-4 28th Jan 1928 9436


(Portman Rooms, Baker, London)
67. Faust (Gounod): vocal gems w. Clara Serena, Francis Russell, Harold Williams, chorus and orchestra conducted by Clarence Raybould (part 1)
WAX4247-1;-2;-3 2nd Nov 1928 Unpublished

68. Faust (Gounod): vocal gems with above artists (part 2)
WAX4248-1;-2 2nd Nov 1928 Unpublished

69. The Bohemian Girl (Balfe): vocal gems w. Francis Russell, Dennis Noble, Harry Brindle and orchestra conducted by Clarence Raybould (part 1)
WAX4343-1;-2;-3 27th Nov 1928 9579

70. The Bohemian Girl (Balfe): vocal gems with above artists (part 2)
WAX4344-1;-2 27th Nov 1928 9579

(Large Studio)
71. Faust (Gounod): vocal gems w. Clara Serena, Francis Russell, Harold Williams, chorus and orchestra conducted by Clarence Raybould (part 1)
WAX4247-4;-5;-6 7th Dec 1928

72. Faust (Gounod): vocal gems with above (part 2)
WAX4248-3;-4;-5 7th Dec 1928

(Large studio)
73. Dream of Christmas (arr. Batten) with Nellie Walker, Heddle Nash and Robert Easton; Columbia Light Opera Company conducted by Albert W. Ketelby
WAX4619-1;-2 3rd Jan 1929 Unpublished

74. Faust (Gounod) 3-5 April, 1929; 8-10 January, 1930
Columbia DX88-103. Recorded complete in English on sixteen 12-inch (30 cm) records with the BBC Chorus and Symphony Orchestra in the Central Hall, Westminster, London, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham except Clarence Raybould *
Cast: Miriam Licette (Marguerite), Heddle Nash (Faust), Robert Easton (Mephistopheles), Doris Vane (Siebel), Robert Carr (Wagner), Harold Williams (Valentin) and Muriel Brunskill (Marthe). Miriam appears on the following sides:

5 April, 1929
WAX4822-1;-2 High born and lovely maid DX93
WAX4823-1;-2 The King of Thule DX95
WAX4824-1;-2 The Jewel Song DX95

8 April, 1929
WAX4828-1;-2;-3 Garden Sc.: Saints above and Angels DX96
WAX4829-1;-2 Church Scene: I Thou! Who on thy throne DX96
WAX4832-1;-2 Garden Scene: And so, you never take a rest
DX96
WAX4833-1;-2 Garden Scene: I pray you go DX97

9 April, 1929
WAX4837-1;-2;-3 Garden Scene: Now me try my fortune DX97
WAX4838-1;-2;-3 Garden Scene: Margarita! Ah begone DX98
WAX4839-1;-2; The Duel: Thou charm! On which to shield
WAX4842-1;-2 Prison Scene: Let us go..Finale:
The Apotheosis DX103
13 January, 1930
WAX5336-1;-2 Prison Scene: Begone! DX102
WAX5337-1;-2 Prison Scene: Ah! I love thee only DX103
14 January, 1930*
WAX4829-3;-4 Church Sc.: I Thou! Who on thy throne DX99
WAX4839-3;-4;-5 The Duel: Thou charm! On which to shield
my life DX101
WAX5430-1;-2 Garden Scene: I know, look there! DX98
CD: Dutton 2CDAX 2001

Hereafter, most recordings were made in the Large Studio, Central Hall, Westminster, London

(Orchestra cond Stanford Robinson, unless listed otherwise
75. Don Giovanni (Mozart): Batti, batti, o bel Masetto
WAX4902-1;-2 2nd May 1929 Unpublished

76. Don Giovanni (Mozart): Misera Elvira..Mi tradi quell'alma ingrate
WAX4903-1;-2 2nd May 1929 9991 LP: HLM 7033 CD: TRC 24

77. Merrie England (German): excerpts w. Miriam Licette, Clara Serena, Francis Russell, Dennis Noble, Robert Carr and orchestra conducted by Charles Prentice (part 1)
WAX4691-1;-2 28th May 1929 Unpublished

78. Merrie England (German): excerpts w. above artists (part 2)
WAX4692-1;-2 28th May 1929 Unpublished

79. Maritana (Wallace): vocal gems w. Clara Serena, Dennis Noble, Francis Russell, Robert Carr and orchestra conducted by Stanford Robinson (part 1)
WAX 4983-1;-2;-3 29 May 1929 9872 05007

80. Maritana (Wallace): vocal gems w. above (part 2)
WAX4984-1;-2;-3 29 May 1929 9872 05007

(Orchestra conducted by Stanford Robinson)
81. Don Giovanni (Mozart): Batti, batti, o bel Masetto
WAX4902-3;-4 15th Jun 1929 9911 LP: HLM7033

82. Exsultate, jubilate, K 165 - Alleluia (Mozart)
WAX5021-1;-2 15th Jun 1929 DX130

83. Merrie England (German): excerpts w. Clara Serena, Francis Russell, Dennis Noble, Robert Carr and orchestra conducted by Charles Prentice (part 1)
WAX4691-3;-4;-5 6th Sep 1929 9893

84. Merrie England (German): excerpts w. above (part 2)
WAX4692-3;-4 6th Sep 1929 9893

(with orchestra)
85. Lo, here the gentle lark (Bishop)
WAX5219-1;-2 15th Oct 1929 Unpublished

86. Echo song
WAX5220-1;-2;-3 21 Oct 1929 Unpublished

87. Lo, here the gentle lark (Bishop)
WAX5219-3;-4-5 24th Feb 1930 Unpublished**


88. Echo song
WAX5220-4;-5;-6 24th Feb 1930 Unpublished**

** assigned catalogue number 9911 but never issued.

(Small Studio, Central Hall, Westminster with orchestra)
89. Villanelle (Dell'acqua)
WA11200-1;-2;-3 12th Feb 1931 Unpublished

90. Monsieur Beaucaire (Messager): Philomel
WA11201-1;-2-3 12th Feb 1931 DB 633

91. Villanelle (Dell'acqua)
WA11200-4;-5 1st Apr 1931 DB 633

92. Monsieur Beaucaire (Messager): Philomel
WA11201-4;-5;-6 DB633 1st Apr 1931

93. Maritana (Wallace) 27, 31 August, 2 September 1931 Columbia DB613-618. Recorded in concise form on six 10-inch (25 cm) records in Central Hall, Westminster, London with orchestra and chorus conducted by Clarence Raybould.
Cast: Miriam Licette (Maritana), Heddle Nash (Don Caesar de Bazan), Clara Serena (Lazarillo) and Dennis Noble (Don José de Santarem). ML appears on the following sides:

27 August 1931
CA11916-1;-2 Harp in the air DB613
CA11918-1;-2 Scenes that are brightest DB617
CD: Pearl GEM 0067
31 August 1931
CA11920-1;-2 Of fairy wand had I the power DB614

2 September 1931
CA11926-1;-2 Finale (Act 2) What mystery? DB618
CA11927-1;-2 Pretty Gitana DB614
CA11930-1;-2;-3 Sainted Mother DB618
LP (all selections): Opal OPAL 814

94. Rigoletto (Verdi): Fairest daughter of the graces (Bella figlia dell'amore) with Heddle Nash, Muriel Brunskill, Dennis Noble; orchestra conducted by Clarence Raybould
CAX6233-1;-2;-3;-4 12th Oct 1931 DX302
LP: Pearl GEMM 237; CD: Pearl GEMM 9175

95. Il Trovatore (Verdi): Miserere w. Heddle Nash
CAX6234-1;-2;-3;-4 12th Oct 1931 DX302
LP: Pearl GEMM 237; CD: Pearl GEMM 9175

(With orchestra)
96. The Merry Widow (Lehar): Vilja
WAX6341-1;-2 11th Mar 1932 Unpublished

97. The Chocolate Soldier (O. Straus): My Hero
WAX6342-1;-2 11th Mar 1932 Unpublished


CD REISSUES

Covent Garden on Record, Vol. 3 Pearl GEMM CDS 9925 - 8
Twenty Great Sopranos sing Twenty Great Arias II Pearl GEMM CD 9130 - 9
Frank Mullings Greenhorn CD 0026 -39, 40
The Record Collector Volume 50 (2005) CD: TRC 24 - 44, 76
Stars of English Opera Vol. 3 Dutton CDLX 7024 -58
The Marchesi School, Pearl GEM 0067 - 93
Pagliacci (Complete) Cheyne CHE 44378; Divine Art 27805 - 57
Faust (Complete) Dutton 2CDAX 2001 - 74
Faust (Excerpts) Pearl GEMM CD 9473 - 74
Heddle Nash `Serenade’ Pearl GEMM CD 9175 - 94, 95
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Trax Classical TR XCD 125 - 55 

AT THE PROMS  
The Proms gave Miriam her start. Besides those mentioned in the text, the following reveal her musical leanings, thanks to Michael Bott and his collection of programmes:

17 September 1928 with Walter Widdop. ML sang Elsa's Dream from Lohengrin.

27 September 1929. ML sang "Dove sono" from Le Nozze di Figaro.

11 August 1930 with Walter Widdop. ML sang Elizabeth's Prayer/Greeting from Tannhäuser.

27 August 1934 with Arthur Cox (Carron). ML sang Elsa's Dream from Lohengrin.

21 September 1935 with Robert Easton. ML sang "Dove sono" from Le Nozze di Figaro.

20 September 1936 with Robert Easton. ML sang "Depuis le jour" from Louise.
 


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