Peter Dawson  (1881-1961)
Last updated: 01.11.21
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.
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url15.gif Peter Dawson (bass-baritone) Biography by wikipedia.org.  
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Peter Dawson
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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.)
 
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audio15.gif Foundering of the Troopship, The Peter Dawson
National Vaudeville Company
Edison Gold Moulded Record: 13699 at USCB
This list is arranged by composer and contains 24 songs sung 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: ER
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sm15.gif Midshipmite (188-), The Stephen Adams Fred. E. Weatherly (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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sm15.gif Thora (1905) Stephen Adams Fred E. Weatherly (words)
Dan Llewellyn (perf.)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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sm15.gif Moon Has Raised Her Lamp Above (186-), The Julius Benedict Ernest Pike (perf.)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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sm15.gif Hearts of Oak (1914) William Boyce David Garrick (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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sm15.gif Queen of My Heart (1910) Alfred Cellier B.C. Stephenson (words)
Charles Hayden Coffin (perf.)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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sm15.gif Come Back to Erin (1913) Claribel Ernest Pike (perf.)
P. Dawson (perf.)
Orville Harrold (perf.)
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sm15.gif Foundering of the Troopship (1907), The Peter Dawson P. Dawson (perf.)
National Vaudeville Company (perf.)
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sm15.gif You Can't Do Without a Girl (1907) Percy Edgar P. Dawson (perf.) audio15.gif
sm15.gif 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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sm15.gif Nazareth (1909) Charles Gounod P. Dawson (perf.)
Alexander Prince (perf.)
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sm15.gif  Ever of Thee (1909) Henry Foley Hall Peter Dawson (words)
Ernest Pike (perf.)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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sm15.gif Simon the Cellarer (189-) John Liptrot Hatton W.H. Bellamy (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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sm15.gif Sweet Christmas Bells (1909) Walter Hyde Ernest Pike (perf.)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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sm15.gif Volunteer Organist (1893) H. Lamb William B. Gray (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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sm15.gif Out on the Deep (1910) Frederic N. Löhr Samuel K Cowan (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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sm15.gif Singer Was Irish (1910), The C.W. Murphy Harry Castling (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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sm15.gif 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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sm15.gif Ora Pro Nobis (189-) M. Piccolomini P. Dawson (perf.) wvicon.gifaudio15.gif
sm15.gif Queen of the Earth (1857) Ciro Pinsuti H L D'Arcy Jaxone (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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sm15.gif Volunteer Organist (1893), The George L. Spaulding Wm. B. Gray (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
Walter J. Talbot (perf.)
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sm15.gif 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.)
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sm15.gif  My Old Shako (1907) Henry Trotère J Francis Barron (words)
P. Dawson (perf.)
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sm15.gif Admiral's Broom (1912), The Frederic Edward Weatherly P. Dawson (perf.) audio15.gif
sm15.gif Village Blacksmith (1855), The W.H. Weiss P. Dawson (perf.) wvicon.gifaudio15.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 1 work by Peter Dawson (1881-1961). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Foundering of the Troopship, The 1907 P. Dawson (perf.)
National Vaudeville Company (perf.)
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youtube15.jpg Along The Road To Gundagai 2:51 Peter Dawson
youtube15.jpg The Kerry Dance 4:10 Peter Dawson The Kerry Dances
youtube15.jpg Waltzing Matilda 4:05 Peter Dawson Waltzing Matilda
youtube15.jpg Boots (1929) 2:55 Peter Dawson P. Dawson 
youtube15.jpg Foundering of the Troopship (1907) 2:16 Peter Dawson P. Dawson 
youtube15.jpg Miners Dream of Home 3:19 Peter Dawson W. Godwin 
youtube15.jpg Asleep in the Deep (1930) 6:13 Peter Dawson H.W. Petrie  Asleep in the Deep