Home  -  Microscopes  -  Pocket Watches  -  Books  -  Cylinders gramophone_new_01.jpg Home  -  Microscopes  -  Pocket Watches  -  Books  -  Cylinders Pastorella (Johann Heinrich Schmelzer [c. 1623–c. 1680])  Dominique Blot & Edmée Ortmans-Bach (violins)/Yvonne Thiboult (cello)/Claude Crussard (harpsichord/director) BAM disc 3 (12” green label, matrix PART 737), 1936 ‘BAM’ records were issued sporadically over a forty-year period (latterly in LP form) by La Boîte à Musique, a music-shop on the Left Bank in Paris. Kyrie and Introit   :   Offertorium   :   Sanctus   :   Pie Jesu   :   Agnus Dei   :   Libera me   :   In paradisum Beati omnes (Psalm 127) (Michael Praetorius)  Max Meili (tenor)/three sackbuts/Basler Kammerchor/Paul Sacher (director) L’Anthologie Sonore disc 72a (12” gold label, matrix M6-89399), c. 1937 The gramophone used for these digitisations is shown at top right. For more details of this and of the methods used, see page 1. As it is often difficult to decide whether to list records under title, composer or artist (any of which may turn out to be the principal element of interest), I have evaded all three and arranged them chronologically instead. Belshazzar’s Feast: suite from the incidental music to the play by Hjalmar Procopé (Sibelius, op. 51) (Nos. 3 and 4, of 4, only) London Symphony Orchestra/Robert Kajanus Gramophone Company disc D.B. 3938 (12” red label, matrices 2B2945 and 2B2960), 1932 Robert Kajanus (1856–1933) was a pioneer of orchestral music in Finland, a considerable composer in his own right and a long-standing friend and supporter of Sibelius. Apart from removing seven or eight clicks, I have done no editing at all on these two sides. Night Music (Nocturne)           Khadra’s Dance Overture ‘1812’ (Tchaikovsky, op. 49) ‘Grand Symphony Orchestra’/Frieder Weissmann Parlophone discs E 10712 & 10713 (12” dark blue label, matrices XXB8029–32), c. 1927 Like the next item, this digitisation is unedited apart from some removal of clicks.