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Title
The Telephone Hour: radio broadcast, 1940-12-09
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)
Tagore, Rabindranath, 1861-1941 (Lyricist)
Blossom, Henry, 1866-1919 (Librettist)
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 (Composer)
Cui, César, 1835-1918 (Composer)
Molloy, J. L. (ames L.), 1837-1909 (Composer)
Horsman, Edward, 1873-1918 (Composer)
Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich, 1804-1857 (Composer)
Bennett, David, 1892-1990 (Composer)
Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924 (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: 1940-12-09
Table of Contents
Link 1: Opening announcement ; Jeanie with the light brown hair (originally for voice and piano) / music by Foster (Melton, ochestra) ; Announcement ; Orientale (arr. for orchestra) / music by Cui (orchestra) ; Announcement ; Kerry dance (originally for voice and piano) / music by Malloy (White, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; Announcement ; Bird of the wilderness (originally for voice and piano) / music by Horsman ; poem from "The gardener" by Rabindranath Tagore (chorus, orchestra) -- Link 2: Announcement ; Overture to the opera Ruslan and Ludmila / music by Glinka (orchestra) ; Announcement ; Down by the old bayou / music by Bennett (Melton, chorus, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; Announcement ; Isle of our dreams from operetta "Red mill" / music by Herbert ; libretto by Henry Blossom (Melton, White, orchestra) ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 847-848
Topics
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Love songs -- United States
Orchestral music, Arranged
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra
Operas
Overtures
African Americans
Musicals
Radio programs, Musical
Ireland -- Songs and music
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864. Jeanie with the light brown hair; arranged
Cui, César, 1835-1918. Kaléidoscope. Orientale; arranged
Molloy, J. L. (James L.), 1837-1909. Kerry dance; arranged
Horsman, Edward, 1873-1918. Bird of the wilderness; arranged
Glinka, M. I. (Mikhail Ivanovich), 1804-1857. Ruslan i Li︠u︡dmila. Uverti︠u︡ra
Bennett, David, 1892-1990. Down by the old bayou
Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924. Red mill. Isle of our dreams
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: BB2500(?) (Disc 1), BB25005 B2 (Disc 2).
Content: "Telephone Hour, Prog 33, part 1; Telephone Hour, Prog 33, 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 9.
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: 940505286
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20902532
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b11d59a0-c36f-0133-ca43-60f81dd2b63c
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/b564a1e0-c36f-0133-95a8-60f81dd2b63c

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/b564a1e0-c36f-0133-95a8-60f81dd2b63c

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/b564a1e0-c36f-0133-95a8-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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The Telephone Hour