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The Telephone Hour: radio broadcast,1941-03-03
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
Additional title: Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
Additional title: Ar hyd y nos. English
Anderson, Warner, 1911-1976 (Host)
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Performer)
White, Francia, 1908-1984 (Performer)
Voorhees, Donald (Conductor)
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796 (Lyricist)
Walton, Ellis (Lyricist)
Boulton, Harold, 1859-1935 (Lyricist)
Barbier, Jules, 1825-1901 (Librettist)
Carré, Michel, 1819-1872 (Librettist)
Spilman, Jonathan E., 1812-1896 (Composer)
Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945 (Composer)
Wilson, H. Lane (Henry Lane), 1871-1915 (Composer)
Thomas, Ambroise, 1811-1896 (Composer)
Paganini, Nicolò, 1782-1840 (Composer)
Bland, James A. (James Allen), 1854-1911 (Composer)
Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra (Performer)
Bell Telephone Hour Chorus (Performer)
National Broadcasting Company (Producer)

The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1941-03-03
Table of Contents
Link 1: Opening announcement ; Announcement ; Flow gently sweet Afton / lyrics by Burns ; music by Spilman (Melton, orchestra) ; Announcement with commentary on composer Mascagni ; Intermezzo, from opera Cavalleria rusticana / music by Mascagni (orchestra) ; Announcement with commentary on composer Wilson ; Carmeña (vocal waltz) / music by Wilson ; lyrics by Walton (White, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad -- Link 2: Announcement ; All through the night (Ar hyd y nos, old Welsh air) / English words by Boulton (chorus, orchestra) ; Announcement ; Elle ne croyait pas, from opera Mignon / music by Thomas ; libretto by Barbier and Carré (Melton, orchestra) ; Announcement -- Link 3: Perpetual motion / music by Paganini (violin, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; Announcement ; Carry me back to old Virginny / by Bland (White, Melton, chorus, orchestra) ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 869-870
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796
Ballads, English -- Scotland
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Folk songs, Welsh
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra
Violin with orchestra
Minstrel music -- United States
Radio programs, Musical
Virginia -- Songs and music
Spilman, Jonathan E., 1812-1896. Flow gently sweet Afton
Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945. Cavalleria rusticana. Intermezzo
Wilson, H. Lane (Henry Lane), 1871-1915. Carmeña
Thomas, Ambroise, 1811-1896. Mignon. Elle ne croyait pas
Paganini, Nicolò, 1782-1840. Moto perpetuo
Bland, James A. (James Allen), 1854-1911. Carry me back to old Virginny; arranged
Radio programs
Radio commercials
Content: Title and date from original disc label; credits from audition.
Source note: Streaming files transferred from original audio discs.
Content: Matrix nos: BB25901 C1 (Disc 1, side 1), BB25903 C1 (Disc 1, side 2), BB 25902 B2 (disc 2).
Content: "Telephone Hour, Prog 45, part 1; Telephone Hour, Prog 45, part 3; Telephone Hour, Prog 45, part 2 "-- On run-out of discs sides 1 and 2 and 3 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 1941 March 3.
Language: Sung in English and French.
Citation/reference: Forms part of: The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings, *L(Special) 89-33.
Physical Description
Audio disc
Extent: 2 (1 two-sided and 1 one-sided) audio discs (approximately 30 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, vertical cut, mono ; 16 in.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 944455181
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20915955
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a639d520-5d32-0136-5fbd-632dc14325ed
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1911: Creator Born
  • 1941: Created
  • 1976: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1941. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/59cb2870-c372-0133-3fa0-60f81dd2b63c

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 11, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/59cb2870-c372-0133-3fa0-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1941). The Telephone Hour Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/59cb2870-c372-0133-3fa0-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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The Telephone Hour