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The Telephone Hour: radio broadcast,1941-03-10
Additional title: Gospel train
Additional title: Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
Anderson, Warner, 1911-1976 (Host)
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Performer)
White, Francia, 1908-1984 (Performer)
Voorhees, Donald (Conductor)
Voorhees, Donald (Commentator)
Barbier, Jules, 1825-1901 (Librettist)
Carré, Michel, 1819-1872 (Librettist)
Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849 (Composer)
David, Félicien, 1810-1876 (Composer)
Leoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919 (Composer)
Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893 (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: 1941-03-10
Table of Contents
Link 1: Opening announcement ; The gospel train (Melton, chorus, orchestra) ; Announcement with commentary on Chopin ; Nocturne in E♭ major (originally for piano) / music by Chopin (orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; Announcement ; O charming bird, from opera Pearl of Brazil / music by David (White, orchestra) ; Announcement ; Mattinata / music by Leoncavallo (Melton, orchestra) -- Link 2: Announcement ; Overture and Prologue, from opera Roméo et Juliette / music by Gounod ; libretto by Barbier and Carré (chorus, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; Announcement ; Garden scene (love duet), from opera Faust / music by Gounod ; libretto by Barbier and Carré (Melton, White, orchestra) ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 871
Orchestral music, Arranged
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Dance music
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with orchestra
Spirituals (Songs)
Suites (Orchestra)
Radio programs, Musical
Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Nocturnes, piano, op. 9. No. 2; arranged
David, Félicien, 1810-1876. Perle du Brésil. Charmant oiseau. English
Leoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919. Mattinata. English
Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893. Roméo et Juliette. Ouverture-Prologue
Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893. Faust. Il se fait tard
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: BB25973 C1 (Disc 1, side 1), BB25974 B2 (Disc 1, side 2).
Content: "Telephone Hour, Prog 46, part 1; Telephone Hour, Prog 46, part 2"-- On run-out of disc.
Performers: Warner Anderson, announcer ; James Melton, tenor ; Francia White, soprano ; Bell Telephone Hour Chorus ; Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra ; Donald Voorhees, conductor and commentator.
Venue: Broadcast on NBC Radio in New York 1941 March 10.
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: 1 two-sided audio disc (approximately 30 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, vertical cut, mono ; 16 in.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 944525666
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20916613
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4236d840-5d33-0136-239f-2b60a1c896f0
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

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/6d4a0ec0-c372-0133-8196-60f81dd2b63c

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 15, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6d4a0ec0-c372-0133-8196-60f81dd2b63c

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/6d4a0ec0-c372-0133-8196-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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The Telephone Hour