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Frontiers of faith : premiere of "Go down Death"
Additional title: Go down death
Additional title: Frontiers of faith (Television program)
Scott, Tom, 1912-1961 (Composer)
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938 (Lyricist)
Waring, Fred, 1900-1984 (Conductor)
Duncan, Todd (Narrator)
Kaye, James R. (Producer)
National Broadcasting Company (Broadcaster)
Pennsylvanians (Musical group) (Performer)
Duncan, Todd (Performer)

Tom Scott audio collection

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1954-03-28
Place: New York
Table of Contents
Frontiers of faith: Introduction (Unidentified host) (0:00-0:59) -- Go down Death (Todd Duncan and the Fred Waring Group) (1:02-8:04) / Tom Scott-James Weldon Johnson.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 4108
Monologues with music
Sacred music
Sacred monologues with music (Chorus)
Death -- Songs and music
Televised performances
Content: "Go down death (J. W. J); Todd Duncan & chorus ; March 28, 1954; 10"--From original audiotape container (5 in.)
Creation/production credits: [James R. Kaye, producer?]
Performers: Todd Duncan, baritone and narrator ; Fred Waring Group [Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians?] ; [Fred Waring, conductor?] ; with unidentified television host.
Venue: Broadcast [NBC Studio], New York, New York 1954 March 28 (music performance from television program)
Acquisition: Separated from; Music Division, Tom Scott papers, 1912-1970 (bulk 1942-1960); JPB 12-08.
Acquisition: Gift; Susanna Scott; 2011.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (8 min., 4 sec.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, full-track, mono ; 7 in.
This is the premiere performance of "Go down Death" on the March 28, 1954 broadcast of NBC's television series "Frontiers of faith".
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 954744320
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21050101
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f7344090-3362-0135-451c-0f73d98455f6
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Item timeline of events

  • 1912: Creator Born
  • 1954: Created
  • 1961: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Frontiers of faith " The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1954.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Frontiers of faith " New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 16, 2021.

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1954). Frontiers of faith Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Frontiers of faith