Thomas Oliphant

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Born: December 25, 1799, Condie, Strathearn Perthshire, Scotland
Died: March 09, 1873, London, England

A Scottish musician, artist and author whose works were well known in their day. He wrote the chorale for the wedding of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. Oliphant wrote the words to "Deck the Hall(s) with Boughs of Holly".

Oliphant was educated at Winchester College but left early. He became a member of the London Stock Exchange but after a short time left to pursue his interest in music and literature.

In 1830 Oliphant was admitted a member of the Madrigal Society and in 1832 he became the Honorary Secretary of the society, a position which he held for 39 years, eventually becoming first the Vice President and then a year later President of the Society in 1871. He wrote English words to a considerable number of Italian Madrigals for the Society's use, in some instances his words were translations but in many, they were his own creation.
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B.9973 Thomas Oliphant - To Take The Air A Bonny Lass Was Walking / Come Kindly Death (Come Sweet Repose) album art The Glasgow Orpheus Choir To Take The Air A Bonny Lass Was Walking (as Thos. Oliphant) The Glasgow Orpheus Choir - To Take The Air A Bonny Lass Was Walking / Come Kindly Death (Come Sweet Repose)(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B.9973 UK 1950 Sell This Version
EAP 1-9021 Thomas Oliphant - Songs Of Christmas album art Jo Stafford, Gordon MacRae Deck The Halls Jo Stafford, Gordon MacRae - Songs Of Christmas (EP) Capitol Records, Capitol Records EAP 1-9021 Australia 1956 Sell This Version
LP-1963 Thomas Oliphant - Pastyme With Goode Companye album art The Festival Singers* Hard By A Fountain The Festival Singers* - Pastyme With Goode Companye(LP, Album, Mono) The Tudor Guild LP-1963 US 1963 Sell This Version
HQS 1308, 0C 053 ○ 94780, HQS. 1308 Thomas Oliphant - Deck The Hall - Songs For Christmas album art The King's Singers Deck The Hall (as T. Oliphant) The King's Singers - Deck The Hall - Songs For Christmas (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice HQS 1308, 0C 053 ○ 94780, HQS. 1308 UK 1973 Sell This Version
LK/LP8002 Thomas Oliphant - Celebration In Song album art Saddleworth Male Voice Choir Down In A Flowery Vale Saddleworth Male Voice Choir - Celebration In Song(LP) Look Records (3) LK/LP8002 UK 1981 Sell This Version
P16323 Thomas Oliphant - Christmas With Slim Whitman album art Slim Whitman Deck The Halls Slim Whitman - Christmas With Slim Whitman(LP, Comp) Epic P16323 US 1981 Sell This Version
MS 3055 Thomas Oliphant - Polyphony album art Polyphony (4) Deck The Halls (as Oliphant) Polyphony (4) - Polyphony(LP) Move MS 3055 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
LPR 932512 Thomas Oliphant - Cabaret No?l (A Broadway Cares Christmas) album art Various Deck The Halls Various - Cabaret No?l (A Broadway Cares Christmas)(2xCD, Album) Lockett-Palmer Recordings LPR 932512 US 1993 Sell This Version
none Thomas Oliphant - The Golden Age Of Christmas Music album art Various Deck The Halls Various - The Golden Age Of Christmas Music(6xCD, Comp) Not On Label none 2010 Sell This Version
CDA67778 Thomas Oliphant - Songs & Proverbs Of William Blake And Other Songs album art Benjamin Britten / Gerald Finley · Julius Drake David Of The White Rock Benjamin Britten / Gerald Finley · Julius Drake - Songs & Proverbs Of William Blake And Other Songs (Album) Hyperion CDA67778 UK 2010 Sell This Version
none, 88765 42141 2 Thomas Oliphant - Merry Nickmas album art Various Deck The Halls Various - Merry Nickmas(CD, Album, Comp) Nickelodeon, Columbia none, 88765 42141 2 USA & Canada 2012 Sell This Version
0212132EMU Thomas Oliphant - From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas) album art Tarja* Deck The Halls Tarja* - From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas) (Album) Ear Music 0212132EMU Mexico 2017 Sell This Version
OF153 Thomas Oliphant - Romsdalsjul album art Jul P? Romsdalsk Heng Girlander I Kvart Hj?rne = Deck The Halls Jul P? Romsdalsk - Romsdalsjul(CD, Album) ?ra Fonogram OF153 Norway 2019 Sell This Version
MOV10035 Thomas Oliphant - A Very Spidey Christmas album art Various Deck The Halls Various - A Very Spidey Christmas(10", S/Sided, Ltd, Num, Pic, Whi) Music On Vinyl MOV10035 UK, Europe & US 2020 Sell This Version
19439826462 Thomas Oliphant - Only Santa Knows album art Delta* Deck The Halls Delta* - Only Santa Knows (Album) Sony Music, The House Of Oz 19439826462 Australia 2020 Sell This Version
195918525537 Thomas Oliphant - Christmas Deluxe CD album art The Brothers Timberwolf Deck The Halls The Brothers Timberwolf - Christmas Deluxe CD(Dlx) Lucky Prayer House Records 195918525537 UK, Europe & US 2020