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Title
The Telephone Hour : radio broadcast, 1940-09-02
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
Additional title: Kitty, my love, will you marry me
Additional title: Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
Names
Anderson, Warner, 1911-1976 (Host)
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Performer)
White, Francia, 1908-1984 (Performer)
Voorhees, Donald (Conductor)
Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911 (Librettist)
Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886 (Arranger)
Wilcox, E. S (Lyricist)
MacDowell, Edward, 1860-1908 (Composer)
Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900 (Composer)
Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886 (Composer)
Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759 (Composer)
Jensen, Adolf, 1837-1879 (Composer)
Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945 (Composer)
Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra (Performer)
Bell Telephone Hour Chorus (Performer)
National Broadcasting Company (Producer)
Collection

The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1940-09-02
Table of Contents
1st link: Opening announcement ; To the sea (arr. for orchestra) / music by MacDowell ; Commentary ; Poor wandering one / music by Sullivan ; libretto by W. S. Gilbert (White, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; Rhapsody no. 6 / music and arr. by Liszt (orchestra) ; Commentary on Ombra mai fu -- Link 2: Ombra mai fu / music by Handel (Melton, orchestra) ; Kitty, my love, will you marry me? (Melton, orchestra) ; Murmuring zephyrs (arr. for chorus and orchestra) / music by Jensen ; English words by E.S. Wilcox ; Bell Telephone ad ; They didn't believe me / composed by Kern for musical The girl from Utah (Melton, Utah, orchestra) ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 823-824
Topics
Orchestral music, Arranged
Musicals
Operas
Ballads, Irish
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Choruses with orchestra
Radio programs, Musical
MacDowell, Edward, 1860-1908. Sea pieces. To the sea; arranged
Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900. Pirates of Penzance. Poor wandering one
Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886. Rhapsodies hongroises. No 6; arranged
Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. Serse. Ombra mai fù
Jensen, Adolf, 1837-1879. Gesänge aus dem spanischen Liederbuch. Murmelndes Lüftchen; arranged. English
Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945. They didn't believe me
Genres
Radio programs
Music
Radio commercials
Advertising
Notes
Content: Title and credits from audition; date from finding aid.
Source note: Streaming files transferred from original audio discs.
Content: Matrix nos: BB23985-C1 (disc 1); BB23986-B2 (disc 2).
Content: "Tel. Hour, Prog 19, part 1; and Tel. Hour, Prog 19, part 2"-- On run-out of discs 1 and 2 respectively.
Performers: Warner Anderson, announcer ; James Melton, tenor ; Francia White, soprano ; Bell Telephone Hour Chorus ; Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra ; Donald Voorhees, conductor.
Venue: Broadcast on NBC Radio in New York 1940 September 2.
Language: Sung in English and Italian.
Citation/reference: Forms part of: The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings, *L(Special) 89-33.
Physical Description
Audio disc
Extent: 2 one-sided audio discs (approximately 30 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, vertical cut, mono ; 16 in.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Italian
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 938185866
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20889710
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fc83b9c0-c362-0133-0556-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1911: Creator Born
  • 1940: Created
  • 1976: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour : radio broadcast, 1940-09-02" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1940. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/002b8780-c363-0133-c3fb-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour : radio broadcast, 1940-09-02" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/002b8780-c363-0133-c3fb-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1940). The Telephone Hour : radio broadcast, 1940-09-02 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/002b8780-c363-0133-c3fb-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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The Telephone Hour : radio broadcast, 1940-09-02