During the first quarter of 1907, the Gramophone Company recorded a substantial proportion of Mendelssohn’s Elijah. The choice of singers was not consistent, featuring variously Eleanor Jones-Hudson, Florence Venning, Elizabeth Dews, Carrie Tubb, Ernest Pike, Edward Lloyd, Peter Dawson and Robert Radford. The orchestra was presumably the usual studio affair, and the conductor is unnamed. The choir is named as Stedman’s choir – this was a children’s choir founded by John Stedman in 1877. When he died in 1903, it continued, run by his widow, and by his assistant Sydney Baynes.

Elijah recordings in London in order of recording session

ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON, FLORENCE VENNING, CARRIE TUBB, ERNEST PIKE

9802b    18-1-07                       Elijah: Lift thine eyes                                                                  B385

9802½b  18-1-07     4417          do

ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON, FLORENCE VENNING, ERNEST PIKE, PETER DAWSON

9803b    18-1-07     destr           Elijah: Cast thy burden                                                                B385

9803½b  18-1-07     destr           do

9804b    18-1-07     4418          do

ROBERT RADFORD

9849b    24-1-07                       Elijah: Is not His word

9850b    24-1-07     3-2803       do: For the mountains                                                                    E76

9851b    24-1-07     destr           do: do

ROBERT RADFORD (o)

939c    24-1-07     02083        Elijah: Lord God of Abraham

940c    24-1-07     02084        do: It is enough

ELIZABETH DEWS (o)

942c    25-1-07     03086        Elijah: O rest in the Lord                                                             C485

ELIZABETH DEWS

9853b    25-1-07     destr           Elijah: Woe unto them

9854b    25-1-07     destr           do

ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON, FLORENCE VENNING, ERNEST PIKE, PETER DAWSON (o)

944c    29-1-07     04002        Elijah: O come everyone that thirsteth                                         C486

ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON (o)

947c    30-1-07     03087        Elijah: Hear ye, Israel                                                                  C485

ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON (o)

9897b    30-1-07                       Elijah: Hear ye, Israel

9898b    30-1-07     3680          do

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

9920b      4-2-07     destr           Elijah: Watching over Israel

9921b      4-2-07     4868          do

9922b      4-2-07     destr           do: Blessed are the men

9923b      4-2-07     destr           do

9924b      4-2-07     destr           do: He that shall endure

9925b      4-2-07     destr           do: Help, Lord

9926b      4-2-07     destr           do

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

950c      4-2-07     04752        Elijah: Yet doth the Lord see

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

955c      4-2-07     04754        Elijah: Thanks be to God                                                             C482

957c      4-2-07     04755        do: Help, Lord                                                                             C480

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

974c      8-2-07     04756        Elijah: Behold God the Lord                                                       C483

975c

EDWARD LLOYD

9967b      8-2-07     destr           Elijah: If with all your hearts

9968b      8-2-07     destr           do: Then shall the righteous

9969b      8-2-07     destr           do

9970b      8-2-07     destr           do: If with all your hearts                                        (3-2801 not used)

PETER DAWSON & STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

9975b      8-2-07     4869          Elijah: Call Him louder                                                                B384

9976b      8-2-07     destr           do: Hear and answer

9977b      8-2-07     destr           do: Help, Lord

9978b      8-2-07     4868X       do: He is watching over Israel

ROBERT RADFORD

10025b    14-2-07    3-2804      Elijah: Is not His word like fire                                                (E76?)

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

10036b    18-2-07     4870          Elijah: Fire descends from Heaven

10037b    18-2-07     destr           do

10038b    18-2-07                       do: He that shall endure

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

10115b           -07     4871          Elijah: Blessed are the men                                                      B384

ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON, PETER DAWSON (o)

10123b           -07     4419          Elijah: What have I to do with Thee                                            B383

EDWARD LLOYD

10135b           -07     3-2802       Elijah: Then shall the righteous

10136b

STEDHAM’S CHOIR (o)

10173b           -07     4872          Elijah: Then did Elijah                                                                 B386

10174b

10175b

ELIZABETH DEWS (o)

10176b           -07     3681          Elijah: Woe unto them                                                                 B387

EDWARD LLOYD

10312b        -3-07     3-2801       Elijah: If with all your hearts

CARRIE TUBB, PETER DAWSON (o)

987c           -07     04003        Elijah: O Lord, Thou hast overthrown                                         C484

ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON, PETER DAWSON (o)

992c           -07     04004        Elijah: What have I to do with thee                                             C484

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

1001c           -07     04753        Elijah: Be not afraid                                                                    C483

1002c           -07     04757        do: Yet doth the Lord                                                                  C480

PETER DAWSON (o)

1016c           -07     02086        Elijah: Introduction                                                                     C481

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

1028c        -3-07     04758        Elijah: And then shall your light                                                  C486

ELIZABETH VENNING, STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

1029c        -3-07     04759        Elijah: Have you not heard                                                          C482

 

Issued sides

By side number (score order)

Part I

PETER DAWSON (o)

1016c           -07     02086        Elijah 0: Introduction                                                                  C481

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

957c      4-2-07     04755        Elijah 1: Help, Lord                                                                     C480

EDWARD LLOYD

10312b        -3-07     3-2801       Elijah 4: If with all your hearts

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

950c      4-2-07     04752        Elijah 5: Yet doth the Lord see

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

1002c           -07     04757        Elijah 5: Yet doth the Lord                                                          C480

ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON, PETER DAWSON (o)

10123b           -07     4419          Elijah 8: What have I to do with Thee                                         B383

ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON, PETER DAWSON (o)

992c           -07     04004        Elijah 8: What have I to do with thee                                          C484

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

10115b           -07     4871          Elijah 9: Blessed are the men                                                   B384

PETER DAWSON & STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

9975b      8-2-07     4869          Elijah 12-13: Call Him louder                                                     B384

ROBERT RADFORD (o)

939c    24-1-07     02083        Elijah 14: Lord God of Abraham

ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON, FLORENCE VENNING, ERNEST PIKE, PETER DAWSON

9804b    18-1-07     4418          Elijah 15: Cast thy burden                                                           B385

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

10036b    18-2-07     4870          Elijah 16b: Fire descends from Heaven

ROBERT RADFORD

10025b   14-2-07    3-2804        Elijah 17: Is not His word like fire                                              (E76?)

ELIZABETH DEWS (o)

10176b           -07     3681          Elijah 18: Woe unto them                                                            B387

CARRIE TUBB, PETER DAWSON (o)

987c           -07     04003        Elijah 19b: O Lord, Thou hast overthrown                                  C484

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

955c      4-2-07     04754        Elijah 20: Thanks be to God                                                        C482

 

Part II

ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON (o)

947c    30-1-07     03087        Elijah 21: Hear ye, Israel                                                             C485

ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON (o)

9898b    30-1-07     3680          Elijah 21: Hear ye, Israel                                                             B387

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

1001c           -07     04753        Elijah 22: Be not afraid                                                               C483

ELIZABETH VENNING, STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

1029c        -3-07     04759        Elijah 23b: Have ye not heard                                                     C482

ROBERT RADFORD (o)

940c    24-1-07     02084        Elijah 26: It is enough

ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON, FLORENCE VENNING, CARRIE TUBB, ERNEST PIKE

9802½b   18-1-07     4417          Elijah 28: Lift thine eyes                                                             B385

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

9921b      4-2-07     4868          Elijah 29: He, watching over Israel

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

9978b      8-2-07     4868X       Elijah 29: He, watching over Israel                                              B386

ELIZABETH DEWS (o)

942c    25-1-07     03086        Elijah 31: O rest in the Lord                                                        C485

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

974c      8-2-07     04756        Elijah 34: Behold! God the Lord passeth by                                C483

ROBERT RADFORD

9850b    24-1-07     3-2803       Elijah 37: For the mountains shall depart                                       E76

STEDHAM’S CHOIR (o)

10173b           -07     4872          Elijah 38: Then did Elijah                                                            B386

EDWARD LLOYD

10135b           -07     3-2802       Elijah 39: Then shall the righteous

ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON, FLORENCE VENNING, ERNEST PIKE, PETER DAWSON (o)

944c    29-1-07     04002        Elijah 41b: O come everyone that thirsteth                                  C486

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

1028c        -3-07     04758        Elijah 42: And then shall your light                                             C486

 

Double-sided issues

ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON, PETER DAWSON (o)

10123b           -07     4419          Elijah 8: What have I to do with Thee                                         B383

(with Messiah – Why do the Nations – Charles Knowles)

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

10115b           -07     4871          Elijah 9: Blessed are the men                                                    B384

PETER DAWSON & STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

9975b      8-2-07     4869          Elijah 12-13: Call Him louder                                                     B384

ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON, FLORENCE VENNING, ERNEST PIKE, PETER DAWSON

9804b    18-1-07     4418          Elijah 15: Cast thy burden                                                           B385

ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON, FLORENCE VENNING, CARRIE TUBB, ERNEST PIKE

9802½b   18-1-07     4417          Elijah 28: Lift thine eyes                                                             B385

STEDHAM’S CHOIR (o)

10173b           -07     4872          Elijah 38: Then did Elijah                                                            B386

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

9978b      8-2-07     4868X       Elijah 29: He, watching over Israel                                              B386

ELIZABETH DEWS (o)

10176b           -07     3681          Elijah 18: Woe unto them                                                            B387

ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON (o)

9898b    30-1-07     3680          Elijah 21: Hear ye, Israel                                                             B387

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

957c      4-2-07     04755        Elijah 1: Help, Lord                                                                     C480

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

1002c           -07     04757        Elijah 5: Yet doth the Lord                                                          C480

PETER DAWSON (o)

1016c           -07     02086        Elijah 0: Introduction                                                                  C481

(with Messiah – Hallelujah chorus – Leeds Festival Choir)

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

955c      4-2-07     04754        Elijah 20: Thanks be to God                                                        C482

ELIZABETH VENNING, STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

1029c        -3-07     04759        Elijah 23b: Have you not heard                                                   C482

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

1001c           -07     04753        Elijah 22: Be not afraid                                                               C483

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

974c      8-2-07     04756        Elijah 34: Behold God the Lord                                                  C483

ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON, PETER DAWSON (o)

992c           -07     04004        Elijah 8: What have I to do with thee                                          C484

CARRIE TUBB, PETER DAWSON (o)

987c           -07     04003        Elijah 19b: O Lord, Thou hast overthrown                                  C484

ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON (o)

947c   30-1-07     03087        Elijah 21: Hear ye, Israel                                                             C485

ELIZABETH DEWS (o)

942c    25-1-07     03086        Elijah 31: O rest in the Lord                                                        C485

ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON, FLORENCE VENNING, ERNEST PIKE, PETER DAWSON (o)

944c    29-1-07     04002        Elijah 41b: O come everyone that thirsteth                                  C486

STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)

1028c        -3-07     04758        Elijah 42: And then shall your light                                             C486

ROBERT RADFORD

10025b   14-2-07    3-2804        Elijah 17: Is not His word like fire                                              (E76?)

9850b    24-1-07     3-2803       Elijah 37: For the mountains                                                          E76