Peter Dawson  (1881-1961)
Last updated: 31.05.22
p_dawson.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Peter Smith Dawson was an Australian bass-baritone and songwriter born in Adelaide, South Australia.
He was taught by C.J. Stevens in Australia before being sent to England to study with Sir Charles Santley, a virtuoso English baritone of the Victorian era. He gained global fame through song recitals and many best-selling recordings of operatic arias, oratorio solos and rousing ballads. In 1984, the Guinness Book of Recorded Sound named him as one of the top 10 singers on disc of all time, listed alongside such luminaries as Elvis Presley and the great operatic tenor Enrico Caruso.His 1931 recording of the song Along the Road to Gundagai was added to the National Film and Sound Archive's Sounds of Australia registry.
He died in Sydney, New South Wales.
Websites:
url15.gif Peter Dawson (bass-baritone) Biography by wikipedia.org.  
  Title Instruments/Issue Performers
       
  MP3 File(s)    
audioextmp315.gif Foundering of the Troopship, The Edison Gold Moulded Record: 13699 P. Dawson
National Vaudeville Company
  as Performer Composers
audioextmp315.gif The Midshipmite Edison Amberol: 12084 S. Adams
audioextmp315.gif Thora Edison Amberol: 12219 S. Adams
audioextmp315.gif Thora Edison Blue Amberol: 23002 S. Adams
audioextmp315.gif The Moon Has Raised Her Lamp Above Edison Blue Amberol: 23072 J. Benedict
audioextmp315.gif Hearts of Oak Edison Blue Amberol: 23333 W. Boyce
audioextmp315.gif Queen of My Heart Edison Blue Amberol: 23194 A. Cellier
audioextmp315.gif Come Back to Erin Edison Blue Amberol: 23175 Claribel
audioextmp315.gif You Can't Do Without a Girl Edison Bell Record: 10452 P. Edgar
audioextmp315.gif The Miner's Dream of Home Edison Blue Amberol: 23044 W. Godwin
audioextmp315.gif  Nazareth Edison Blue Amberol: 23147 C. Gounod
audioextmp315.gif Ever of Thee Edison Amberol: 12037 H.F. Hall
audioextmp315.gif Simon the Cellarer Edison Amberol: 12207 J.L. Hatton
audioextmp315.gif Sweet Christmas Bells Edison Blue Amberol: 23143 W. Hyde
audioextmp315.gif Out on the Deep Edison Amberol: 12225 F.N. Löhr
audioextmp315.gif The Singer Was Irish Edison Blue Amberol: 23014 C.W. Murphy
audioextmp315.gif Ora Pro Nobis Edison Amberol: 12023 M. Piccolomini
audioextmp315.gif Queen of the Earth Edison Blue Amberol: 23127 C. Pinsuti
audioextmp315.gif The Old Rustic Bridge by the Mill Edison Blue Amberol: 23052 J.P. Skelly
audioextmp315.gif The Volunteer Organist Edison Blue Amberol: 23026 G.L. Spaulding
audioextmp315.gif The Admiral's Broom Edison Blue Amberol: 23338 F.E. Weatherly
audioextmp315.gif The Admiral's Broom Edison Amberol: 12481 F.E. Weatherly
audioextmp315.gif  The Village Blacksmith Edison Amberol: 12106 W.H. Weiss
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Folk Music CDs:
cd15.gif Peter Dawson Peter Dawson - Songs and Arias flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif Lost Chord, The Arthur Sullivan (music)
Adelaide Anne Procter (words)
Antoinette Sterling (perf.)
John McCormack (perf.)
Louise Kirkby Lunn (perf.)
Alma Gluck (perf.)
P. Dawson (perf.)
Belle Cole (perf.)
Clara Butt (perf.)
 
url15.gif Volunteer Organist H. Lamb (music)
William B. Gray (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
 
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Boots (1928) P. Dawson (music)
Rudyard Kipling (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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  As performer        
pdf15.gif Village Blacksmith (1855), The W.H. Weiss (music)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
This list is arranged by composer and contains 32 works performed by Peter Dawson who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m) ER
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
perf15.jpg Midshipmite (188-), The Stephen Adams Fred. E. Weatherly (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Thora (1905) Stephen Adams Fred E. Weatherly (words)
Dan Llewellyn (perf.)
P. Dawson (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Moon Has Raised Her Lamp Above (186-), The Julius Benedict Ernest Pike (perf.)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Hearts of Oak (1914) William Boyce David Garrick (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Queen of My Heart (1910) Alfred Cellier B.C. Stephenson (words)
Charles Hayden Coffin (perf.)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Come Back to Erin (186-) Claribel Ernest Pike (perf.)
P. Dawson (perf.)
Orville Harrold (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Foundering of the Troopship (1907), The Peter Dawson P. Dawson (perf.)
National Vaudeville Company (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Boots (1928) Peter Dawson Rudyard Kipling (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Cells (?) Peter Dawson P. Dawson (perf.)
perf15.jpg Lord Is King (?), The Peter Dawson P. Dawson (perf.)
perf15.jpg  Prentice Lads So Cheap (?), The Peter Dawson P. Dawson (perf.)
perf15.jpg Three Souls (?), The Peter Dawson P. Dawson (perf.)
perf15.jpg Westward Ho! (?) Peter Dawson P. Dawson (perf.)
perf15.jpg You Can't Do Without a Girl (1907) Percy Edgar P. Dawson (perf.) audioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg Miner's Dream of Home (1891), The Will Godwin L. Dryden (words)
Kate Rusby (perf.)
L. Dryden (perf.)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Nazareth (1909) Charles Gounod P. Dawson (perf.)
Alexander Prince (perf.)
perf15.jpg Ever of Thee (1909) Henry Foley Hall Peter Dawson (words)
Ernest Pike (perf.)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Simon the Cellarer (189-) John Liptrot Hatton W.H. Bellamy (words)
Mr Santley (perf.)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Sweet Christmas Bells (1909) Walter Hyde Ernest Pike (perf.)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Volunteer Organist (1893) H. Lamb William B. Gray (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Out on the Deep (1910) Frederic N. Löhr Samuel K Cowan (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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perf15.jpg  Singer Was Irish (1910), The C.W. Murphy Harry Castling (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Asleep in the Deep (1897) Henry W. Petrie Arthur J. Lamb (words)
J. Rogers (perf.)
P. Dawson (perf.)
Fred Field (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Ora Pro Nobis (189-) M. Piccolomini P. Dawson (perf.) wvicon.gifaudioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg Queen of the Earth (1857) Ciro Pinsuti H L D'Arcy Jaxone (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Old Rustic Bridge by the Mill (1881), The J.P. Skelly(w&m) Ernest Pike (perf.)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Volunteer Organist (1893), The George L. Spaulding Wm. B. Gray (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
Walter J. Talbot (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Lost Chord (1877), The Arthur Sullivan Adelaide Anne Procter (words)
Antoinette Sterling (perf.)
John McCormack (perf.)
Louise Kirkby Lunn (perf.)
Alma Gluck (perf.)
P. Dawson (perf.)
Belle Cole (perf.)
Clara Butt (perf.)
Reed Miller (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg My Old Shako (1907) Henry Trotère J Francis Barron (words)
Charles Knowles (perf.)
P. Dawson (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Admiral's Broom (1912), The Frederic Edward Weatherly P. Dawson (perf.) audioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg Village Blacksmith (1855), The W.H. Weiss Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 7 works by Peter Dawson (1881-1961). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: pdf15.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Foundering of the Troopship, The 1907 P. Dawson (perf.)
National Vaudeville Company (perf.)
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Boots 1928 Rudyard Kipling (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
as J. P. McCall
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Cells ? P. Dawson (perf.)
as J. P. McCall
Lord Is King, The ? P. Dawson (perf.)
as J. P. McCall
Prentice Lads So Cheap, The ? P. Dawson (perf.)
as J. P. McCall
Three Souls, The ? P. Dawson (perf.)
as J. P. McCall
Westward Ho! ? P. Dawson (perf.)
as J. P. McCall
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Along The Road To Gundagai 2:51 P. Dawson
youtube15.jpg The Kerry Dance 4:10 P. Dawson
youtube15.jpg Waltzing Matilda 4:05 P. Dawson
youtube15.jpg Boots (1929) 2:55 P. Dawson
youtube15.jpg Foundering of the Troopship (1907) 2:16 P. Dawson
youtube15.jpg Miners Dream of Home 3:19 P. Dawson
youtube15.jpg Asleep in the Deep (1930) 6:13 P. Dawson