Edison white wax "Perfected" era cylinders, Nos. 1 thru 22Additional title: Good night ladiesAdditional title: Merrily we roll alongAdditional title: Fifth Regiment march
NamesEdison, 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)
Edison white wax cylinders collection
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1888-06-29Date Created: 1888-08-14Date Created: 1888-08-17Date Created: 1889-03
Table of ContentsThe 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  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 locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LT-10 9655
TopicsThomas A. Edison, IncPhonograph -- HistorySound -- Recording and reproducing -- HistoryCylinder recordingsCornet and piano music, ArrangedPiano musicPiano music, ArrangedWhistlingMarchesChoruses, Sacred (Mixed voices)Crystal Palace Handel FestivalSullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900. Lost chord; arrangedMendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Lieder ohne Worte, piano, op. 62. Nr. 6, FrühlingsliedMendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Sommernachtstraum. Hochzeitsmarsch; arrangedHandel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. Israel in Egypt. Selections
NotesStatement of responsibility: Whenever these cylinders are used for any purpose, please give credit as follows: U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, Edison National Historic Site.Source note: The original cylinders were loaned to the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound by the Edison National Historic Site in 1995. On August 27, 1995, they were transferred to 10" open reel tape by Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound staff.Content: 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.
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 62 min.) : analog, mono, 7 1/2 ips, ; 10 in.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 915588770NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20758734Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0e6803f0-b910-0133-ff1e-60f81dd2b63c
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