Frank Titterton

December 31, 1893 Handsworth - November 24, 1956 London

Picture of Frank Titterton
Titterton was a lyric tenor s noted for his musicianship.

Titterton's career was mainly in the concert hall. Like many British singers of his era he spent much time touring Britain, appearing in popular oratorios, rather than performing in operas or giving lieder recitals.

Along with Heddle Nash, Walter Widdop and Parry Jones, Titterton was chosen as one of the sixteen soloists for the first performance, and subsequent recording, of Vaughan Williamss Serenade to Music in 1938.

In addition Titterton undertook some film roles, including parts in Barnacle Bill (1935), Song at Eventide (1934) and Waltz Time (1933).

Titterton made many recordings not only under his name but also as Francesco Vada, Guy Marshall and Norton Collyer.
Reference

Picture of Frank Titterton's broadside

Frank Titterton sings La Bohème: Che gelida, in English
K50

Frank Titterton sings Carmen: la fleur, in English
5062a

Frank Titterton sings La Reine de Saba: Lend me your aid
5062b
I wish to thank Chritian Torrent for the recordings and pictures.
Discography

Vocalion, London 1921-11?
02612 Little corner of your heart (Lohr)                                        X-9112
02613 Although the silver moon was mine (Lohr)                                  X-9118
02614 Bubble song (Shaw)                                                        X-9118
02615 Macushla (McMurrough)                                                     X-9112
02616 Eleanore (Coleridge Taylor)                                               K-05026
02617 In a Persian Garden (Lehmann): Ah! Moon of my delight                     K-05026

Vocalion, London 1922-03?
02680 Lily of Killarney (Benedict): The moon hath raised (w. McEachern)         D-02053
02681 Watchman, what of the night? (Sergeant) (w. McEachern)                    D-02089

Vocalion, London 1922-07?
02799 Mary of Allendale (Wilson)                                                X-9144
02800 Go not happy day (Bridge)                                                 X-9195
02801 Duna (McGill)                                                             X-9144
02802 Phyllis has such charming graces (Lane Wilson)                            X-9195

Vocalion, London 1922-12?
03042 Maritana (Wallace): Then you'll remember me (Wallace)                     R-6101
03043 Maritana (Wallace): Yes, let me like a soldier fall                       R-6101

Vocalion, London 1923-03?
03191 Song of the Volga boatmen (Koenemann)                                     X-9183
03192 A night in Venice (Strauss) (w. Destournel)                               D-02096
03193 Trovatore (Verdi): Miserere (w. Destournel)                               D-02096

Vocalion, London 1923-05?
03230 The dreary steppe (Gretchaninov)                                          X-9183
03247 Snowdrops (Lehmann) (w. Destournel)                                       D-02102
03248 Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Love duet (w. Destournel)                     D-02102

Vocalion, London 1923-12?
03418 Carmen (Bizet): Flower song                                               D-02134
03419 Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Wagner): Prize song                           D-02134

Vocalion, London 1924-06?
03582 Lohengrin (Wagner): Mein lieber Schwan                                    K-05103
03583 Lohengrin (Wagner): In fernem Land                                        K-05103
03589 Songs of the Hebrides (Kennedy Fraser): Sea Rievers song                  X-9462
? Songs of the Hebrides (Kennedy Fraser): Kishmul's galley                      X-9462

Vocalion, London 1924-08?
03628 I heard you singing (Coates)                                              X-9476
03629 To Daisies (Quilter)                                                      X-9476
03640 Madame Pompadour (Fall): By the light of the moon (w. Moncrieff)          K-05116, S-100 (Australia)

Vocalion, London 1924-10?
03720 The battle of eve (Bonheur) (w. McEachern)                                K-05153
03721 Flow gently Deva (Parry) (w. McEachern)                                   K-05153
03722 Semele (Handel): Where er' you walk                                       K-05172
03723 Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Mozart): Constanza, Constanza (It)             K-05172

Vocalion, London 1925-03?
03901 Turn ye to me (trad)                                                      X-9595
03902 Songs of four nations . Jenny's mantle (Old Welsh air)                    X-9595

Vocalion, London 1925-08?
04066 Boheme (Puccini): Your tiny hand is frozen                                K-05189
04067 Tosca (Puccini): Strange harmony                                          unpublished
04067X Tosca (Puccini): Strange harmony                                         K-05189

Vocalion, London 1925-11?
04197 Boheme (Puccini): Lovely maid (w. Destournel)                             K-05213
04199 Samson (Handel): Total eclipse                                            K-05217
04200 Messiah (Handel): Thou shalt break them                                   K-05217

Vocalion, London 1926-02?
04301  Songs my mother taught me (Dvo.ak)                                       X-9817
04302  I'll sing thee songs of Araby (Clay)                                     X-9817
04305  Come away death (Quilter); O mistress mine (Quilter)                     K-05251
04306  Damask Roses (Quilter); Brown is my love (Quilter)                       unpublished
04306X Damask Roses (Quilter); Brown is my love (Quilter)                       unpublished
04306XX Damask Roses (Quilter); Brown is my love (Quilter)                      K-05251

Vocalion, London 1926-10?
MO-69  Excelsior (Balfe) (w. McEachern)                                         K-05267
MO-70  Larboard Watch (Williams) (w. McEachern)                                 K-05267
MO-82  Jocelyn (Godard): Angels guard thee                                      unpublished
MO-82X Jocelyn (Godard): Angels guard thee                                      K-05304
MO-83  My Queen (Blumenthal)                                                    K-05304

Broadcast, London 1927-04?
Z-51  Mikado (Sullivan): Selections, pt 2 (w. ?)                                unpublished
Z-51X Mikado (Sullivan): Selections, pt 2 (w. ?)                                111 (8h)
Z-52  Yeoman of the Guard (Sullivan): Selections, pt 2 (w. ?)                   113 (8h)
Z-53  Gondoliers (Sullivan): Selections, pt 2 (w. ?)                            unpublished
Z-53X Gondoliers (Sullivan): Selections, pt 2 (w. ?)                            112 (8h)
Z-54  Yeoman of the Guard (Sullivan): Selections, pt 1 (w. ?)                   unpublished
Z-54X Yeoman of the Guard (Sullivan): Selections, pt 1 (w. ?)                   113 (8h)
Z-55  Gondoliers (Sullivan): Selections, pt 1 (w. ?)                            112 (8h)
Z-56  Mikado (Sullivan): Selections, pt 1 (w. ?)                                111 (8h)

Vocalion, London 1927-05?
MO-363   Madame Pompadour (Fall): Love's sentry (w. Moncrieff)                  unpublished
MO-363X  Madame Pompadour (Fall): Love's sentry (w. Moncrieff)                  S-110 (Australia)
MO-364   Student Prince (Friml): Deep in my heart (w. Moncrieff)                S-107 (Australia)
MO-365   Princess Charming (Sirmay-Bennett-Wallace): Lips may deny(w. Moncrieff)K-05301, S-108 (Australia)
MO-366   Vagabond King (Friml): Love me tonight (w. Moncrieff)                  unpublished
MO-366X  Vagabond King (Friml): Love me tonight (w. Moncrieff)                  unpublished  
MO-366XX Vagabond King (Friml): Love me tonight (w. Moncrieff)                  S-109 (Australia)

Vocalion, London 1927-06?
MO-422 Desert Song (Romberg): Desert song (w. Moncrieff)                        K-05310, S-111 (Australia)
MO-424 Vagabond King (Friml): Only a rose (w. Moncrieff)                        S-109 (Australia)

Broadcast, London 1927-06?
Z-77 Temple bells (Woodforde Finden)                                            151 (8h)
Z-79 Till I awake (Woodforde Finden)                                            173 (8h)
Z-80 Kashmiri Song (Woodforde Finden)                                           173 (8h)
Z-81 Less than the dust (Woodworde Finden)                                      151 (8h)

Vocalion, London 1927-07?
MO-438 Blue Mazurka (Lehar): I am alone (w. Moncrieff)                          S-112 (Australia)
MO-440 Blue Mazurka (Lehar): The locket I wore (w. Moncrieff)                   S-113 (Australia)

Broadcast, London 1927-07?
Z-129 O sole mio (di Capua)                                                     150 (8h)
Z-130 La Paloma (Yradier)                                                       150 (8h)

Vocalion, London 1927-08?
MO-445 Rio Rita (Tierney): Rio Rita (w. Moncrieff)                              SA 6001 (Australia)
?      Rio Rita (Tierney): If you're in love you'll waltz (w. Moncrieff)        SA 6001 (Australia)
MO-458 Rio Rita (Tierney): The Rangers song                                     TA-8002 (Australia)
MO-460 Rio Rita (Tierney): Following the sun around                             TA-8002 (Australia)

Broadcast, London 1927-11?
Z-261-1 Vagabond King (Friml): Only a rose (w. Phillips)                        unpublished
Z-261-2 Vagabond King (Friml): Only a rose (w. Phillips)                        218 (8h)
Z-264-1 In an old fashioned town (Squire) (as Marshall)                         235 (8h)
Z-265-1 If I might come to you (Squire) (as Marshall)                           235 (8h)

Columbia, London 1928-02?
WAX3250  On the Water (Schubert)                                                9431
WAX3251  The Erl King (Schubert)                                                9431
WAX3252  By the sea (Schubert)                                                  9432
WAX3253? Ave Maria (Schubert)                                                   9432

Broadcast, London 1928-05?
Z-446 Until (Sanderson) (as Marshall)                                           258, Eclipse SC56 (8h)
LO21  Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba (as Francesco Vada)              5002
LO22  Rigoletto (Verdi): La donna e mobile & Questa quella (as Vada)            5002
LO23  Trovatore (Verdi): Miserere (w. Phillips, as Vada)                        unpublished
LO23X Trovatore (Verdi): Miserere (w. Phillips, as Vada)                        3230, 5001, 5032
LO24  Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach): Barcarolle (w. Phillips, as Vada)          3230, 5001, 5032

Broadcast, London 1928-07?
LO68    Faust (Gounod): Selections, pt 1 (w. Thorne etc)                        unpublished
LO68X   Faust (Gounod): Selections, pt 1 (w. Thorne etc)                        unpublished
LO68XX  Faust (Gounod): Selections, pt 1 (w. Thorne etc)                        5014
LO69    Faust (Gounod): Selections, pt 2                                        unpublished
LO69X   Faust (Gounod): Selections, pt 2                                        unpublished
LO69XX  Faust (Gounod): Selections, pt 2                                        5014
LO70    Carmen (Bizet): Selections, pt 1 (w. ?)                                 5018
LO71    Carmen (Bizet): Selections, pt 2                                        5018
LO72    Carmen (Bizet): Flower song                                             unpublished
LO72X   Carmen (Bizet): Flower song                                             3240, 5062
LO73    Boheme (Puccini): Your tiny hand is frozen                              unpublished
LO73X   Boheme (Puccini): Your tiny hand is frozen                              unpublished
LO73XX  Boheme (Puccini): Your tiny hand is frozen                              5022, Vocalion 620 (Australia)
LO74    Africaine (Meyerbeer): O Paradiso                                       unpublished
LO74X   Africaine (Meyerbeer): O Paradiso                                       unpublished
LO74XX  Africaine (Meyerbeer): O Paradiso                                       unpublished
LO74XXX Africaine (Meyerbeer): O Paradiso                                       5022
LO82    Watchman, what of the night? (Sargeant) (w. Thomas, as Marshall)        5023
LO83    Lily of Killarney (Benedict): The moon has raised her lamp above        5023
       (w. Thomas, as Marshall) 

Broadcast, London 1928-08?
LO94   Reine de Saba (Gounod): Lend me your aid                                 3240, 5062

Broadcast, London 1928-09?
LO105  Excelsior (Balfe) (w. Thomas, as Marshall)                               5029
LO106  The battle eve (Bonheur) (w. Thomas, as Marshall)                        5029
LO107  Boheme (Puccini): O Mimi (w. Thomas, as Vada)                            5073
LO107X Boheme (Puccini): O Mimi (w. Thomas, as Vada)(w. Thomas)                 Vocalion 620 (Australia)
LO108  Faust (Gounod): Be mine the delight (w. Thomas, as Vada)                 5073
LO118  Trovatore (Verdi): Home to our mountains (w. Willis)                     5031

Broadcast, London 1929-01???
LO174 Jocelyn (Godard): Angels guard thee                                       5077
LO175 Ay, ay, ay (Perez Freire)                                                 5077
LO186 Tenor & Baritone (Lane Wilson) (w. Stewart, as Marshall)                  5063
LO187 Genevieve de Brabant (Offenbach): Gendarmes duet                          5063
      (w. Stewart, as Marshall) 
			
Broadcast, London 1928-12???
LO218 Gondoliers (Sullivan): Selections, pt 1 (w. ?)                            5067
LO219 Gondoliers (Sullivan): Selections, pt 2                                   5067
LO220 Gondoliers (Sullivan): Selections, pt 3                                   5068
LO221 Gondoliers (Sullivan): Selections, pt 4                                   unpublished
LO221XGondoliers (Sullivan): Selections                                         5068

Broadcast, London 1929-09?
LO331 La Danza (Denza) (as Vada)                                                5136
LO332 Love's old sweet song (Molloy) (w. Phillips, as Marshall)                 5115
LO335 Manon (Massenet): Dream song (as Vada)                                    5136

Decca, London 1929-09-10
MB436-1AXX Phyllis has such charming graces (Lane Wilson)                       F1646, M73
MB437-1AXX Sea Rapture (Coates)                                                 F1646, M73
MB438-1 There is no death (O'Hara)                                              F1648, M77
MB439-1 Love went a riding (Bridge)                                             F1648, M77

Decca, London 1929-09-24
MB483-2AXX Tosca (Puccini): Strange harmony (date?)                             F1653
MB484-2AXX Tosca (Puccini): When the stars were brightly shining (date?)        F1653
MA486-2AXX Boheme (Puccini): Your tiny hand is frozen                           K505

Decca, London 1929-12-06
MA746-1A Carmen (Bizet): Flower song                                            K505

Decca, London 1930-01?
MA837-1A Boheme (Puccini): Ah Mimi (w. Henderson) (It)                          K506
MA838-3A Forza del destino (Verdi): Solenne in quest'ora (w. Henderson) (It)    K506

Decca, London 1930
MB933-1AX  Maire my girl (Aitken)                                               F1666
MB935-1    For you alone (Geehl)                                                unpublished
MB935-2A   For you alone (Geehl)                                                F1666
MB936-1    I  heard you singing (Coates) unpublished
MB936-2AXX I  heard you singing (Coates)                                        F1877
MA963-1    Walkure (Wagner): Spring song                                        K516
?          Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Wagner): Prize song                      K516
MB1180-1   Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): On with the motley                          unpublished
MB1180-2A  Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): On with the motley                          F1739
MB1181-1A  Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Siciliana                           F1739

Broadcast, London 1930-06?
LO529      O lovely night (Ronald) (w. de la Porte, as Marshall)                5150
LO530      Homing (del Riego) (w. de la Porte, as Marshall)                     5150

Decca, London 1930
MB1695-1A  Until (Sanderson)                                                    F1877
MB1697-1A  Dolorosa (Phillips)                                                  F2138
MB1698-1   I know of two bright eyes (Clutsam)                                  unpublished
MB1698-2A  I  know of two bright eyes (Clutsam)                                 F1915
MB1699-1A  Bright smiling eyes (Alcock)                                         F1915
MA1824-1A  Hiawatha (Coleridge Taylor): Onaway, awake beloved                   K543
MA1826-1A  Bohemian Girl (Balfe): When other lips                               K543
MB1866-1A  Love and War (Cook) (w. Watson)                                      F1947
MB1867-1   Larboard Watch (Williams) (w. Watson)                                unpublished
MB1867-2A  Larboard Watch (Williams) (w. Watson)                                F1947
GB1868-1A  Excelsior (Balfe) (w. Watson) F2068
GB1869-1A  Lily of Killarney (Benedict): The moon hath raised her lamp above    F2068
          (w. Watson) 
MB1976-1   I'll sing thee songs of Araby (Clay)                                 unpublished
MB1976-2A  I'll sing thee songs of Araby (Clay)                                 F2138
GB2073-1A  Now sleeps the crimson petal (Quilter);                              F2187
           Fill a glass with golden wine (Quilter) 
GB2074-1A  In a Persian Garden (Lehmann): Ah, moon of my delight                F2187
GB2075-1   Come into the garden Maud (Balfe)                                    unpublished
GB2075-2A  Come into the garden Maud (Balfe)                                    F2231
GB2076-1A  To Anthea (Hatton); Thy beaming eyes (MacDowell)                     F2231
GA2146-1A  Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Love duet, pt 1 (w. Olgina) (It)         K549
GA2147-1A  Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Love duet, pt 2 (w. Olgina) (It)         K549
GA2154-1   Traviata (Verdi): Love duet, pt 1 (w. Olgina) (It)                   unpublished
GA2154-2   Traviata (Verdi): Love duet, pt 1 (w. Olgina) (It)                   unpublished
GA2154-3A  Traviata (Verdi): Love duet, pt 1 (w. Olgina) (It)                   K569
GA2155-1   Traviata (Verdi): Love duet, pt 2 (w. Olgina) (It)                   unpublished
GA2155-2A  Traviata (Verdi): Love duet, pt 2 (w. Olgina) (It)                   K569

Broadcast, London 1930-11?
LO769      Vienna, Vienna                                                       5199

Broadcast, London 1930-12?
LO775      Rio Rita (Tierney): The Rangers' song                               unpublished
LO775X     Rio Rita (Tierney): The Rangers' song                                5201

Broadcast, London 1931-01?
LO807      Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Selections, pt 1 (w. ?)                     5209
LO808      Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Selections, pt 2 (w. ?)                     5209
LO809      Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Selections, pt 3 (w. ?)                     5210
LO810      Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Selections, pt 4 (w. ?)                     5210

Decca, London 1931-01?
GA2540-1   Tom Bowling (Dibdin)                                                 unpublished
GA2540-2   Tom Bowling (Dibdin)                                                 unpublished
GA2540-3DJ Tom Bowling (Dibdin)                                                 K615
GA2541-1   The Bay of Biscay (Davy)                                             unpublished
GA2541-2   The Bay of Biscay (Davy                                              unpublished
GA2541-3DJ The Bay of Biscay (Davy                                              K615

Broadcast, London 1931-03?
LO891      O sole mio (di Capua) (as Marshall)                                  3022
?          Gondoliers (Sullivan): Take a pair of sparkling eyes (as Marshall)   3022

Decca, London 1931?
KA40-1C  Messiah (Handel): Every Valley shall be exalted                        K594
KA44-1  Judas Maccabaeus (Handel): Sound an alarm                               unpublished
KA44-2  Judas Maccabaeus (Handel): Sound an alarm                               unpublished
KA44-3C Judas Maccabaeus (Handel): Sound an alarm                               K594
KB65-1
KB65-2C
KB66-1
KB66-2
KB66-3C

Decca, London 1931-07?
GA2848-1   Semele (Handel): Where er' you walk                                  K613
GA2849-1   Judas Maccabaeus (Handel): How vain is man                           K613
GA2913-1   The jolly young waterman (Dibdin)                                    unpublished
GA2913-2AJ The jolly young waterman (Dibdin)                                    K617
GA2914-1   Jephta (Handel): Deeper and deeper still                             unpublished
GA2914-2DJ Jephta (Handel): Deeper and deeper still                             K616
GA2915-1   Jephta (Handel): Waft her angels                                     unpublished
GA2915-2DJ Jephta (Handel): Waft her angels                                     K616
GA2916-1   The death of Nelson (Braham)                                         unpublished
GA2916-2AJ The death of Nelson (Braham)                                         K617

Decca, London 1931-08-05
GA3094-1 The last rose of summer (trad)                                         unpublished
GA3094-2 The last rose of summer (trad)                                         K614
GA3095-1 McGregor's gathering (Lee-Fagge)                                       K614

Decca, London 1932
KA118-1  Four Indian Love Lyrics (Woodforde-Finden): Temple bells               K673  
         & Less than the dust 
KA119-1  Four Indian Love Lyrics (Woodforde-Finden): Kashmiri song              K673
         
Decca, London 1934-03?
TA1179-1 Operatic Selections: When other lips, Let me like a soldier fall,      K735
         There is a flower that bloometh 
TA1180-1 Operatic Selections: Questa quella, La donna e mobile, M'appari        unpublished
TA1180-2 Operatic Selections:  Questa quella, La donna e mobile, M'appari      K735

Decca, London 1934-09-26
TA1573-1K Blossom Time (Schubert): Selections, pt 1                             K741
TA1574-1  Blossom Time (Schubert): Selections, pt 2                             K741

Columbia, London 1938-10-15
CAX8367-1  Serenade to Music (Vaughan Williams), pt 1                           unpublished
           (w.Baillie, Stiles-Allen, Suddaby, Turner, Balfour, Jarred, Desmond, 
				   Brunskill, Nash, Widdop, Jones, Hendserson, Easton, Williams & Allin) 
CAX8367-2A Serenade to Music (Vaughan Williams), pt 1                           LX757
           (w.Baillie, Stiles-Allen, Suddaby, Turner, Balfour, Jarred, Desmond, 
				   Brunskill, Nash, Widdop, Jones, Hendserson, Easton, Williams & Allin
 CAX8368-1 Serenade to Music (Vaughan Williams), pt 2                           unpublished
CAX8368-2A Serenade to Music (Vaughan Williams), pt 2                           LX757
CAX8369-1  Serenade to Music (Vaughan Williams), pt 3                           LX758
CAX8370-1  Serenade to Music (Vaughan Williams), pt 4                           LX758

HMV, London 1943-07-01
0EA10017   Serenade (Schubert)                                                  BD1051
0EA10018   The dear little Rose of Old England (Michael) (pf: Michael)          BD1051

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