Home  -  Site Map  -  Celtic  -  Mediæval  -  Renaissance  -  Georgian  -  Victorian  -  Art Nouveau  -  Charles Rennie Mackintosh  -  Art Deco standard_b_01_small.jpg Edison Standard Model B, 1907 columbia_q_01.jpg Columbia Type Q Graphophone, c. 1901 —––- Here are a few examples —––- Die Post (from Die Winterreise – Schubert)   Sung by Oliver Mundy (in German) Der Leiermann (from Die Winterreise – Schubert)   Sung by Oliver Mundy (in German) When all night long (from Iolanthe – Sullivan)   Sung by Oliver Mundy (recorded at 117 r.p.m.) The blank cylinders were supplied by Paul Morris (http://www.paulmorrismusic.co.uk), one of only three people in the world (as far as I know) who still make them. —––- And here, for comparison, are a few genuine records from about 1900 —––- ‘Imitation of Bagpipes and Scotch Air’ Charles D’Almaine (violin)/?Frederick Hylands (piano)            Columbia brown wax, No. 27006 Yes, let me like a solder fall (from Maritana – W. V. Wallace) Eric Farr (baritone)             Anon. [Edison-Bell or Edisonia] brown wax Somebody seems to have used the blank area at the end of the cylinder for a home recording  What I hear is the rather distant wailing of a cat, followed by a distinct bark of a dog. PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION Auction Sale of a Piano George Graham (reciter)/F. W. Gaisberg (piano)             Berliner disc (U.S.), No. 644W, dated 26 May 1896 In cellar cool (Im tiefen Keller) (Ludwig Fischer) E. F. James (bassoon)             Anon. [Edison-Bell or Edisonia] brown wax Finale (part) from Concerto in F (J. A. Hasse)   Members of Truro Sinfonia, conducted by Barry Moule             (Recorded on an Edison Standard Model B phonograph) La Bisbal is a small town near Girona, the home of a flourishing ceramics industry and, even today, a centre for the study and practice of the sardana. Fair Phyllis I saw (John Farmer)  Members of A Cappella, conducted by Nick Wetherall             (Recorded on an Edison Standard Model B phonograph, Penzance, Cornwall, 20 July 2019)