Michael Maybrick  (1841-1913)
Last updated: 26.04.24
p_maybrickm.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Michael Maybrick was an English composer and singer born in Liverpool. He is best known under his pseudonym Stephen Adams as the composer of The Holy City (1892) one of the most popular religious songs in English.
With a background minor composers and organists he went to Leipzig in 1865 to with Carl Reinecke, Ignaz Moscheles, and Louis Plaidy He then trained as a baritone with Gaetano Nava in Milan and successfully gaining experience in Italian theatres before resuming his career at all the leading concert venues in London and the provinces, as well as in English opera.
In the early 1870s Maybrick began singing his own under the pseudonym Stephen Adams mostly with lyrics by Fred Weatherly. In 1884 he toured the United States performing his own songs.
He died in Ryde.
Websites:
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  Title (Release Year) Composer Performers Issue
         
cylinder15.gif Roses (1914?) M. Maybrick Hardy Williamson Edison Blue Amberol: 23159
cylinder15.gif The Star of Bethlehem (1914) M. Maybrick Hardy Williamson Edison Blue Amberol: 23145
cylinder15.gif The Holy City (1899) M. Maybrick Joseph Natus Edison Record: 2018
cylinder15.gif The Bells of Lee (1916) M. Maybrick Helen Clark Edison Blue Amberol: 2832
cylinder15.gif The Holy City (1912) M. Maybrick Edwin Skedden Edison Blue Amberol: 1601
cylinder15.gif The Midshipmite (1909) M. Maybrick P. Dawson Edison Amberol: 12084
cylinder15.gif Thora (1908) M. Maybrick Dan Llewellyn Edison Gold Moulded Record: 13728
cylinder15.gif Thora (1910) M. Maybrick P. Dawson Edison Amberol: 12219
cylinder15.gif Thora (1910) M. Maybrick P. Dawson Edison Blue Amberol: 23002
  Title (Release Year) Composer Performers Issue
         
recordMP3.gif Blue Alsatian Mountains, The (1914) M. Maybrick Grace Kerns Columbia: 39619
record15.gif Holy City, The (1916) M. Maybrick Clara Butt Columbia: 75310
recordMP3.gif Holy City, The (1916) M. Maybrick Geraldine Farrar Victor: C-17727
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Folk Music CDs:
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This list is derived from information provided by Monologues.co.uk which went down sometime in 2023.
The loss of this valuable resource is very sad and a mystery.
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
  Holy City, The Michael Maybrick (music)
F.E. Weatherly (words)
Edward Lloyd (perf.)
 
  Nancy Lee Michael Maybrick (music)
Frederick E. Weatherly (words)
John McCormack (perf.)
 
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Blue Alsatian Mountains (187-), The M. Maybrick (music)
Claribel (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif By the Fountain (n.d.) M. Maybrick (music)
F. E. Weatherly (words)
Piano, Voice Kirk wvicon.gif


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Holy City (1892), The M. Maybrick (music)
Fred E. Weatherly (words)
Edward Lloyd (perf.)
Edward Lloyd (perf.)
Edward Lloyd (perf.)
Piano, Voice

Greer
Greer
IMSLP
YorkSpace
Pub.
pdf15.gif Idle Words (1898) M. Maybrick (music)
Frederic Edward Weatherly (words)
Clara Butt (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Light of the World (1896), The M. Maybrick (music)
Frederic Edward Weatherly (words)
Edward Lloyd (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Maid of the Mill (1886), The M. Maybrick (music)
Charles Hamilton Aïdé (words)
Edward Lloyd (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Mona (1888) M. Maybrick (music)
Frederic Edward Weatherly (words)
Edward Lloyd (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.


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 Nancy Lee (1876) M. Maybrick (music)
F E Weatherly (words)
John McCormack (perf.)
M. Maybrick (perf.)
Piano, Voice

Greer
IMSLP
Pub.
pdf15.gif Nirvana (1900) M. Maybrick (music)
F E Weatherly (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Saint Anthony (1888) M. Maybrick (music)
Frederic Edward Weatherly (words)
M. Maybrick (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Star of Bethlehem (189-), The M. Maybrick (music)
F. E. Weatherly (words)
Edward Lloyd (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Star of Bethlehem ([n.d.]), The M. Maybrick (music)
F. E. Weatherly (words)
Edward Lloyd (perf.)
Piano, Voice YorkSpace Pub.
pdf15.gif Tar's Farewell (1878), The M. Maybrick (music)
Francis Cowley Burnand (words)
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pdf15.gif This Work-A-Day World (1895) M. Maybrick (music)
Jessie Moir (words)
Belle Cole (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
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Thora (1905) M. Maybrick (music)
Fred E. Weatherly (words)
Piano, Voice Greer
IMSLP
Pub.
pdf15.gif  Veteran's Song (1902), The M. Maybrick (music)
F.E. Weatherly (words)
Piano, Voice YorkSpace Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 43 works by Michael Maybrick (1841-1913). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: pdf15.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Blue Alsatian Mountains, The 187- Claribel (words)
Grace Kerns (perf.)
as Stephen Adams
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Nancy Lee 1876 F E Weatherly (words)
Michael Maybrick (perf.)
John McCormack (perf.)
as Stephen Adams
 Pub.
Tar's Farewell, The 1878 Francis Cowley Burnand (words)
as Stephen Adams
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Good Company 188-  Pub.
Little Hero, The 188- Arthur Matthison (words)  Pub.
Midshipmite, The 188- Fred. E. Weatherly (words)
Peter Dawson (perf.)
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Quaker, The 188- F.E. Weatherly (words)  Pub.
Romany Lass, The 1880 F.E. Weatherly (words)  Pub.
Silver Cup, The 1880c Hugh Conway (words)  Pub.
Sprung a Leak! 1883 Arthur Matthison (words)  Pub.
Pilgrim, The 1884 Beatrice Abercrombie (words)
Edward Lloyd (perf.)
 Pub.
Warrior Bold, A 1884
Shipwrecked 1885 Fred E Weatherly (words)  Pub.
Maid of the Mill, The 1886 Charles Hamilton Aïdé (words)
Edward Lloyd (perf.)
as Stephen Adams
 Pub.
Mona 1888 Frederic Edward Weatherly (words)
Edward Lloyd (perf.)
as Stephen Adams
 Pub.
Saint Anthony 1888 Frederic Edward Weatherly (words)
Michael Maybrick (perf.)
as Stephen Adams
 Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Garonne, The 189- F.E. Weatherly (words)  wvicon.gif
Star of Bethlehem, The 189- F. E. Weatherly (words)
Edward Lloyd (perf.)
Hardy Williamson (perf.)
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Island of Dreams, The 1891 F. E. Weatherly (words)  Pub.
Holy City, The 1892 Fred E. Weatherly (words)
Geraldine Farrar (perf.)
Harrison Latimer (perf.)
Edward Lloyd (perf.)
Joseph Natus (perf.)
Edwin Skedden (perf.)
as Stephen Adams
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Never Give Up the Ship 1892 F E Weatherly (words)  Pub.
Stars of Normandie, The 1892 Frederic E. Weatherly (words)  Pub.
Adieu, Marie 1893 F.E. Weatherly (words)  Pub.
Valley by the Sea, The 1893 Frederic E. Weatherly (words)  Pub.
By the Waters 1894 Annette Baker (words)  Pub.
Shadowland 1894 F.E. Weatherly (words)  Pub.
To the Front 1894 Fredrick E. Weatherly (words)  Pub.
Fiona 1895 F E Weatherly (words)  Pub.
This Work-A-Day World 1895 Jessie Moir (words)
Belle Cole (perf.)
as Stephen Adams
 Pub.
Light of the World, The 1896 Frederic Edward Weatherly (words)
Edward Lloyd (perf.)
as Stephen Adams
 Pub.
Maid of Malabar, The 1897 F.E. Weatherly (words)  Pub.
Idle Words 1898 Frederic Edward Weatherly (words)
Clara Butt (perf.)
as Stephen Adams
 Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
City of Light, The 1899 Frederic E. Weatherly (words)  wvicon.gif
Nirvana 1900 F E Weatherly (words)
as Stephen Adams
 Pub.
Veteran's Song, The 1902 F.E. Weatherly (words)  Pub.
Roses 1905 F E Weatherly (words)
Hardy Williamson (perf.)
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Thora 1905 Fred E. Weatherly (words)
Peter Dawson (perf.)
Dan Llewellyn (perf.)
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Ben the Bo'sun 1908 F E Weatherly (words)  Pub.
Silver Moon 1911 F E Weatherly (words)  Pub.
Peace-- in the Storm 1982 David T Clydesdale (words)  wvicon.gif
Bells of Lee, The n.d. Helen Clark (perf.)   cylinder15.gif
By the Fountain n.d. F. E. Weatherly (words)  wvicon.gif
True to the Last n.d. Stephen Adams (words)  wvicon.gif
     Composer Title Performer
       
youtube15.jpg M. Maybrick The Holy City (1908) (3:44) Edward Lloyd