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Title
The Telephone Hour: radio broadcast, 1940-12-23
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
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)
Young, Rida Johnson (Librettist)
Teschemacher, Edward, 1876-1940 (Lyricist)
Clarke, Campbell (Lyricist)
Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924 (Composer)
Redner, Lewis H., 1831-1908 (Composer)
Ronald, Landon, Sir, 1873-1938 (Composer)
Franck, César, 1822-1890 (Composer)
Lyadov, Anatoly Konstantinovich, 1855-1914 (Composer)
Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828 (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: 1940-12-23
Table of Contents
Link 1: Opening announcement ; Ah! sweet mystery of life from operetta Naughty Marietta / music by Herbert ; libretto by Young (Melton, orchestra) ; Announcement ; O little town of Bethlehem / music by Redner ; arr. for orchestra ; Announcement ; Oh, lovely night, from the song-cycle "Summertime" (originally for voice and piano) / music by Ronald ; lyrics by Teschemacher (White, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; Announcement ; Virgin at the manger (originally for 2 voices and piano) / music by Franck (chorus, orchestra) -- Link 2: Announcement ; Enchanted lake (shortened by 2 minutes) / music by Lyadov (orchestra) ; Announcement ; Almighty (Great is Jehovah the Lord, originally for voice and piano) / music by Schubert ; English words by Clarke (Melton, chorus, orchestra) ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 851-852
Topics
Musicals
Christmas music
Carols, English
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Song cycles
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with orchestra
Symphonic poems
Anthems
Orchestral music, Arranged
Radio programs, Musical
Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924. Naughty Marietta. Ah! sweet mystery of life
Redner, Lewis H., 1831-1908. O little town of Bethlehem; arranged
Ronald, Landon, 1873-1938. Summertime. Night; arranged
Franck, César, 1822-1890. Duets, voices, piano. Vierge à la crèche; arranged. English
Lyadov, Anatoly Konstantinovich, 1855-1914. Volshebnoe ozero. Selections
Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828. Allmacht (Song); arranged. English
Genres
Radio programs
Music
Radio commercials
Advertising
Notes
Content: Title and date from original disc label; credits from audition.
Source note: Streaming files transferred from original audio discs.
Content: Matrix nos: BB25153 CI (Disc 1), BB2515? B2 (Disc 2).
Content: "Telephone Hour, Prog 35, part 1; Telephone Hour, Prog 35, 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 December 23.
Language: Sung in English.
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
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 941280977
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20906009
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 368709e0-c370-0133-2156-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

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

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1940. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/3ae11740-c370-0133-4c38-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 17, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/3ae11740-c370-0133-4c38-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1940). The Telephone Hour Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/3ae11740-c370-0133-4c38-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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The Telephone Hour