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Herald Tribune Forum: Collegiate Chorale performance and excerpt of program. "Now is the hour" (take 1 and 2)
Collegiate Chorale (Creator)
Dawson, William Levi, 1899-1990 (Arranger)
Reid, Helen Rogers, 1882-1970 (Host)
Jonson, William (Conductor)
Tagore, Rabindranath, 1861-1941 (Lyricist)
Kaihau, Erima Maewa, 1879-1941 (Lyricist)
Stewart, Dorothy, 1897-1954 (Lyricist)
Kovach, Jean (Performer)
Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977 (Performer)
O'Conor, Herbert R. (Herbert Romulus), 1896-1960 (Speaker)
Collegiate Chorale (Performer)
National Broadcasting Company (Associated name)
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) (Distributor)

Collegiate Chorale collection of performance recordings

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1950-10-25
Table of Contents
[Audio 1]: [Announcement excerpt, to end] (Helen Rogers Reid, host) -- [Unidentififed WNYC-FM announcer] -- The battle hymn of the Republic ; Here is thy footstool / Paul Creston (words by Rabindranath Tagore; English translation) ; Te Deum / William Schuman ; Soon-a will be done (Spiritual) / arranged by William Dawson ; [Excerpt, audio erratic] Star-spangled banner (Collegiate Chorale) -- [Closing remarks of Collegiate Chorale ; Announcements of upcoming speeches (WNYC-FM announcer)] -- [Pamphlet of U. S. Foreign Policy announcement ; Introducing "Internal Security Act of 1950" debate] (Helen Rogers Reid, host) -- [Excerpt] Speech (Senator Herbert R. O'Conor) [ends abruptly] |||| [Audio 2]: [Radio introduction] (take 1 and take 2) -- [Māori love song ("Now is the hour" = Po Atarau) / Maewa Kihan (words by Maewa Kihan and Dorothy Stewart) (Bing Crosby ; with unidentififed performers)]
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LJ-16 11629
National songs -- United States
Radio programs, Musical
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices), Unaccompanied
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with piano
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices), Unaccompanied
Spirituals (Songs)
Popular music -- 1941-1950
Te Deum laudamus (Music)
New York Herald Tribune Forum (1950 : New York, N.Y.)
Creston, Paul, 1906-1985. Here is thy footstool
Schuman, William, 1910-1992. Te Deum
Kaihau, Erima Maewa, 1879-1941. Chorales from Tagore. Po Atarau. English
Radio programs
Content: Other speeches mentioned by WNYC-FM announcer (not featured on this audio) that were presented at the forum were by Senator Paul Douglas ("Internal Security Act of 1950-against"), Hugo H. Clegg ("Speech of the Communist Threat"), Joseph C. Grew ("Speech on crusade for freedom in Eastern Europe"), Marguerite Higgins ("Korea report") and Thomas Finletter ("The purpose of American strength").
Performers: Helen Rogers Reid, announcer and host ; with unidentified WNYC-FM radio announcer ; Collegiate Chorale (1st-5th works) ; Jean Korach, piano and organ (1st, 5th works) ; William Jonson, conductor ; Senator Herbert R. O'Conor, commentary ; [Bing Crosby, vocals ; with unidentififed performers]
Venue: Broadcast on WNYC-FM Waldorf-Astoria Ballroom, New York, New York 1950 October 25.
Acquisition: Gift; Collegiate Chorale; 1993; *L (Special) 93-30.
Language: Sung in English and Latin (English translations of original lyrics in Bengali and Māori)
Physical Description
Audio disc
Extent: 1 audio disc (22 min., 17 sec.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, lacquer, mono ; 16 in.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 84006303
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16504461
RLIN/OCLC: 897471042
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20491167
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 894e7240-b7f1-0133-d4f2-3c07547a230f
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