Karl Humble Sound Recording Collection, 1910-1952 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
Series Number: 12/9/110
Volume: 4.5 cubic feet
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Description: The collection consists of one hundred and ninety-eight commercially produced ten- and twelve-inch 78 rpm sound recordings that document performances by significant American and British military and civilian bands between 1910 and 1952. In addition the recordings document a broad range of recording practices and publishing conventions during the infancy of the early years of commercial music recording. The collections include performances by the John Philip Sousa, Edwin Franko Goldman, and Arthur Pryor bands, the U. S. Marine Band under the direction of Lieutenant William H. Santelmann, Edison Concert Band, Victor Military Band and Brass Quartet, and the H. M. Scots Guards Band. Of particular interest is a 1925 recording of the University of Illinois Military Band, conducted by the University's first band director A. Austin Harding, performing "Hail to the Orange and Blue," "Illinois Loyalty March," "Oskee Wow Wow." In addition there are several recordings on the Boosey and Hawkes label, better known for publishing sheet music, that feature the Band of the Irish Guards and the Band of the Grenadier Guards as well early recordings of Vessella's Band and Creatore's Band.
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