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 1907 in order of recording session

18th January 1907
ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON, FLORENCE VENNING, CARRIE TUBB, ERNEST PIKE
   9802b                   Elijah: Lift thine eyes                                           B385
9802½b         4417     do
ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON, FLORENCE VENNING, ERNEST PIKE, PETER DAWSON
   9803b         destr     Elijah: Cast thy burden                                    B385
9803½b         destr     do
9804b         4418     do

24th January 1907
ROBERT RADFORD
   9849b                     Elijah: Is not His word
9850b     3-2803     do: For the mountains                                          E76
9851b         destr     do: do
939c       02083     Elijah: Lord God of Abraham
940c       02084     do: It is enough

25th January 1907
ELIZABETH DEWS (o)
     942c       03086     Elijah: O rest in the Lord                                    C485
853b         destr     Elijah: Woe unto them
9854b         destr     do

29th January 1907
ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON, FLORENCE VENNING, ERNEST PIKE, PETER DAWSON (o)
     944c       04002     Elijah: O come everyone that thirsteth          C486

30th January 1907
ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON (o)
     947c       03087     Elijah: Hear ye, Israel                                        C485
9897b                     Elijah: Hear ye, Israel
9898b         3680     do

4th February 1907
STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)
   9920b         destr     Elijah: Watching over Israel
9921b         4868     do
9922b         destr     do: Blessed are the men
9923b         destr     do
9924b         destr     do: He that shall endure
9925b         destr     do: Help, Lord
9926b         destr     do
950c       04752     Elijah: Yet doth the Lord see
955c       04754     Elijah: Thanks be to God                                C482
957c       04755     do: Help, Lord                                                   C480

8th February 1907
STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)
     974c       04756     Elijah: Behold God the Lord                          C483
975c
EDWARD LLOYD
   9967b         destr     Elijah: If with all your hearts
9968b         destr     do: Then shall the righteous
9969b         destr     do
9970b         destr     do: If with all your hearts                 (3-2801 not used)
PETER DAWSON & STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)
   9975b         4869     Elijah: Call Him louder                                     B384
9976b         destr     do: Hear and answer
9977b         destr     do: Help, Lord
9978b      4868X     do: He is watching over Israel

14th February 1907
ROBERT RADFORD
10025b      3-2804     Elijah: Is not His word like fire                      (E76?)

18th February 1907
STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)
10036b         4870     Elijah: Fire descends from Heaven
10037b         destr     do
10038b                     do: He that shall endure

February – March 1907
STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)
10115b         4871     Elijah: Blessed are the men                              B384
ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON, PETER DAWSON (o)
10123b07     4419     Elijah: What have I to do with Thee               B383
CARRIE TUBB, PETER DAWSON (o)
     987c       04003     Elijah: O Lord, Thou hast overthrown           C484
ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON, PETER DAWSON (o)
     992c       04004     Elijah: What have I to do with thee                C484
EDWARD LLOYD
10135b     3-2802     Elijah: Then shall the righteous
10136b
STEDHAM’S CHOIR (o)
10173b         4872     Elijah: Then did Elijah                                       B386
10174b
10175b
ELIZABETH DEWS (o)
10176b         3681     Elijah: Woe unto them                                      B387
STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)
   1001c       04753     Elijah: Be not afraid                                           C483
1002c       04757     do: Yet doth the Lord                                         C480
PETER DAWSON (o)
   1016c       02086     Elijah: Introduction                                            C481

March 1907
EDWARD LLOYD
10312b     3-2801     Elijah: If with all your hearts
STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)
   1028c       04758     Elijah: And then shall your light                      C486
ELIZABETH VENNING, STEDMAN’S CHOIR (o)
   1029c       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
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
   9850b     24-1-07     3-2803       Elijah 37: For the mountains                      E76
(with Is not his word)