Eleanor Jones-Hudson (1874-1946) was a Welsh soprano and wife of the flautist Eli Hudson. She recorded extensively for the Gramophone Company, in excerpts from opera, operetta, oratorio, ballads and songs. She was sometimes credited as Alvena Yarrow and as Madame Deering.
Verdi – Il Trovatore – Miséréré
Orchestra
Eleanor Jones-Hudson, soprano
Ernest Pike, tenor
Gramophone Concert Record G.C.-4399
Recorded 13th December 1905
Matrix 3178e (4399 XII)
Verdi – Il Trovatore – Misérére
Orchestra
Eleanor Jones-Hudson, soprano (credited on label as Alvena Yarrow)
Ernest Pike, tenor
Zonophone Grand Opera X-44083
Recorded 1908
Matrix 8742e (X-44083 VII)
Puccini – La Bohème – Musette’s Song
(in English)
Orchestra
Eleanor Jones-Hudson, soprano

Download – Puccini – La Bohème – Musette’s Song – Eleanor Jones-Hudson

(mp3 file – right click the link, then select “Save as”)

His Master’s Voice G.C.-3770
Matrix 8837e (single side number 3770)
Recorded 1908
Donizetti – Lucia di Lammermoor – Sextette (in English)
Eleanor Jones-Hudson, soprano (credited as Alvena Yarrow)
Amy Augarde, mezzo-soprano
Ernest Pike, tenor
Leonard Sidney, tenor
Thorpe Bates, baritone
Peter Dawson, bass-baritone
Orchestra
Zonophone Grand Record X-44113
Matrix 9006e
Recorded 13th October 1908
Mozart – Don Giovanni – Give me thy hand, Oh fairest (La ci darem la mano)
Peter Dawson, bass-baritone
Eleanor Jones-Hudson, soprano (credited on label as Alvena Yarrow)
Orchestra

Mediafire link for Mozart – Don Giovanni – excerpts in English – Tudor Davies, Peter Dawson, Eleanor Jones-Hudson

(This is a zip file – left click the link, download the file, then unzip when downloaded)

Zonophone X-44130
Matrix 10142e (X-44130-IV)
Recorded 19th May 1909
Bizet – Carmen – Habanera; Gipsy Song
Orchestra

Edna Thornton,
contralto
(credited on label as Madame Violetta)
Eleanor Jones-Hudson, soprano
Ernest Pike, tenor
Peter Dawson, bass-baritone

Bizet – Carmen – Habanera – Thornton
Bizet – Carmen – Gipsy Song – Thornton

(mp3 files – click to play, or right click the link, then select “Save as”)

Zonophone Celebrity Record G.O.9
Matrices 11589e, 11590e (side numbers 43205, X43207)
Recorded 14th April 1910

Plays at about 78.5rpm.

Thornton enters a beat early for the final verse of the Gipsy Song, but somehow she and the orchestra get themselves back together again after some time.

Handel – Messiah – I know that my Redeemer liveth
Haydn – The Creation – With verdure clad

Orchestra
Eleanor Jones-Hudson, soprano
(credited as Madame Deering)

Download – Handel – Messiah – I know that my Redeemer liveth – Eleanor Jones-Hudson

Download – Haydn – The Creation – With verdure clad – Eleanor Jones-Hudson

(mp3 files – right click the link, then select “Save as”)

Zonophone The Twin Serial A 10
Matrices 4366f, 4365f (single side numbers Z-043014, Z-043017)
Recorded 31st July 1910

In the Handel aria bars 1- 14, 40-91, 154-160 are omitted.
In the Haydn aria bars 64-82 are omitted

These two sides are very worn, and suffer from blasting on Madame Jones-Hudson’s high notes.