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Title
Edison white wax "Perfected" era cylinders, Nos. 1 thru 22
Additional title: Good night ladies
Additional title: Merrily we roll along
Additional title: Fifth Regiment march
Names
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 (Addressee)
Gouraud, George Edward, 1841-1912 (Commentator)
Broadley, Alexander Meyrick, 1847-1916 (Commentator)
Thomas, Theodore, 1835-1905 (Commentator)
Gilliland, E. T (Commentator)
Gouraud, George Edward, 1841-1912 (Recording engineer)
Miller, Walter H (Recording engineer)
Manns, August Friedrich, Sir, 1825-1907 (Conductor)
Issler, Edward (Conductor)
Bucknall-Eyre, Margaret (Performer)
Shaw, Alice J (Performer)
Issler's Orchestra (Performer)
Edison National Historic Site (Agency : U.S.) (Lender)
Collection

Edison white wax cylinders collection

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1888-06-29
Date Created: 1888-08-14
Date Created: 1888-08-17
Date Created: 1889-03
Table of Contents
The phonograph's welcome to London Press, August 14, 1888 at Little Menlo [Col. George Gouraud's place in London, England] -- Piano and cornet ("The lost chord") / Arthur Sullivan (unidentitied cornet player and pianist) -- Talks to Mr. Edison -- London Press congratulations to Mr. Edison, Mr. [A. M.] Broadley continued -- London Press congratulations to Mr. Edison [and some unknown whistling (Mrs. Alice J. Shaw?)] -- Soft piano solo ["Song without words, op. 62, no. 6] by Mrs. Eyre [Mrs. Alfred James Eyre, also known as Margaret Bucknall Eyre, ARAM, an accomplished pianist] / Mendelssohn -- Col. Gouraud & Mrs. Tomlinson to Mr. Edison [audio erratic] -- Piano solo: Unidentified waltz ; [excerpt] Wedding march (from Midsummer night's dream) / Mendelssohn ; Unidentified piano piece (sounds like flute?) [ends abruptly] -- Letter to Mr. Edison from Col. Gouraud, August 14, Little Menlo -- Very loud with funnel; Phonograph talks with Mr. Edison -- Letter from Col. Gouraud to Mr. Edison, August 17, 1888 -- Piano solo by Mrs. Eyre [audio erratic; unidentified waltz; sounds like a banjo] -- Loud; Letter from Col. Gouraud to Mr. Edison [similar to no. 10 "Very loud ..."; shorter] -- Handel Festival at Crystal Palace [Excerpt of "Israel in Egypt" / Handel; (recording no. 1; June 29, 1888); Chorus of 4000 voices ; August Manns, conductor] -- Mr. [August] Mann's to Mr. Edison; Theo. Thomas -- Conversation between Col. Gouraud and E. T. Gilliland [audio erratic] -- Handel Festival at Crystal Palace, Chorus of 4000 voices recorded over 100 yards away [Excerpt of "Israel in Egypt" / Handel; (recording no. 2; June 29, 1888); August Manns, conductor] -- Whistling by Mrs. Shaw [Alice J. Shaw], August 14, Little Menlo -- Col. Gouraud introducing to Edison the representatives of the London Press [audio erratic] -- Handel Festival at Crystal Palace, Chorus of [4000] voices recorded with phonograph over 100 yards away [Excerpt of "Israel in Egypt" / Handel; (recording no. 3; June 29, 1888); August Manns, conductor] -- Cheers to Mr. Edison by London Press, August 14, Little Menlo ["hip hip hooray" and some German(?)] -- Fifth Regiment March, by Issler's Orchestra, March 1889. [Edward Issler, conductor] Taken [recorded] by W. [Walter] H. Miller [originally recorded in West Orange, New Jersey; medley includes "Good night ladies" and "Merrily we roll along"]
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-10 9655
Topics
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Phonograph -- History
Sound -- Recording and reproducing -- History
Cylinder recordings
Cornet and piano music, Arranged
Piano music
Piano music, Arranged
Whistling
Marches
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices)
Crystal Palace Handel Festival
Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900. Lost chord; arranged
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Lieder ohne Worte, piano, op. 62. Nr. 6, Frühlingslied
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Sommernachtstraum. Hochzeitsmarsch; arranged
Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. Israel in Egypt. Selections
Genres
Music
Speeches
Notes
Title from audiotape reel container.
Creation/production credits: Col. George Gouraud (Cylinder operator: no. 1-21) and Walter H. Miller (Cylinder operator: no. 22), recording engineers.
Performers: Mrs. Margaret Bucknall Eyre, piano (no. 6, 8, 12) ; Mrs. [Alice J.] Shaw, famed whistler (no. 18) ; [Unidentified cornet player and pianist] (no. 2) ; Chorus of 4000 voices (no. 14, 17 and 20) ; August Manns, conductor (no. 14, 17 and 20) ; A. M. Broadley, Col. George Gouraud, Mrs. [John] Tomilnson, Mrs. [August] Manns, Theo. [Theodore] Thomas and Mr. E. T. Gilliland, commentators.
Venue: Transferred to tape by the Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives, New York Public Library, 1995 August 27, from original cylinders lent by the Edison National Historic Site.
Forms part of the Edison white wax cylinders collection; *L(Special) 98-14.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 62 min.) : analog, mono, 7 1/2 ips, ; 10 in.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 915588770
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20758734
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0e6803f0-b910-0133-ff1e-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1847: Creator Born
  • 1888: Created
  • 1931: Creator Died
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Edison white wax "Perfected" era cylinders" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1888. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/1203be70-b910-0133-4350-60f81dd2b63c

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Edison white wax "Perfected" era cylinders" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 23, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/1203be70-b910-0133-4350-60f81dd2b63c

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1888). Edison white wax "Perfected" era cylinders Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/1203be70-b910-0133-4350-60f81dd2b63c

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Edison white wax "Perfected" era cylinders