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Catalog of 13.5" Imperial Symphonion Discs
By Mike Walter

Hi all,  I have been trying to establish a complete discography for
our 13.5" Imperial Symphonion Disc Music Box.  This music box was made
in New York City, probably around 1900.

From the disc information I have found, there are probably between
230 and 250 disc titles that were made for this instrument.  They have
a five-digit serial number that begins with 22xxx and an interesting
"Dimple Drive" around the outside edge to drive the disc.  Some discs
also have small rectangular holes between the dimples.

I have been able to collect 85 titles so far.  The attached list shows
the disc number, tune title and composer for each disc.  If you have any
of these discs and would like to send this information to me, I would
be extremely grateful for your assistance.  If you have any questions,
please feel free to drop me a line.

Thanks very much!

Mike Walter [delete ".geentroep] to reply]

Disc# Title [Composer]

22002 At souper (Georgie) [Chatau]
22006 Cavalleria Rusticana [Mascagni]
22008 Bridal Chorus (Lohengren) [Wagner]
22013 Anvil polka (The) [Parlow]
22015 Tannhaeuser March [Wagner]
22017 La Paloma (The Dove) [Yradier]
22022 After the ball [Harris]
22027 Over the waves (Waltz) [Rosas]
22030 Linger longer, Lou [Jones]
22031 Shop Girl Waltz [Bucalossi]
22033 Man's a man for that (A) [Burns]
22035 Mistletoe Bough (The) [Bishop]
22036 Ash-grove (The) [Crampton]
22051 Clever Mr. Green [D. Hannley]
22053 As your hair grows whiter [None]
22055 The Golden Dustman [G. Le Brun]
22059 John Bull in the China Shop [None]
22060 Old folks at home [Forster]
22064 Ah, so pure (Martha) [Flotow]
22065 Star Spangled Banner [Sousa]
22071 Wine, Women & Song [Strauss]
22074 Stars and Stripes [Sousa]
22075 She was bred in ol' Kentucky [Carter]
22082 Ma Angeline [O'Brien]
22084 Mexican Serenade [Langey]
22104 Home sweet home [Bishop]
22105 Gipsy love song (Fortune Teller) [Herbert]
22106 At a Georgia Camp-Meeting [Mills]
22113 Cobbler's ghost (The) (Little Corporal) [Englander]
22114 Charlatan March [Sousa]
22115 Break the news to mother [Harris]
22116 Bride Elect March [Sousa]
22120 Boccaccio March [Suppe]
22121 Hot time in the old town (A) [Metz]
22122 On the beautiful Rhine [Foerster]
22123 Annie Laurie [Dunn]
22124 Anvil Chorus (Troubador) [Verdi]
22125 Hurricane March [Metz]
22127 Just one girl [Udall]
22131 Admiral Dewey's March [Smith]
22133 He Cert'ny was good to me [Sloane]
22136 Dance of the Do Funnies [Barclay/Walker]
22137 I don't like no cheap man [Jones]
22139 Have to telegraph my baby [Cohan]
22141 Juanita [May]
22142 Rocked in the cradle of the deep [Knight]
22144 All coons look alike to me [Hogan]
22145 Ave Maria [Gounod]
22146 Hands across the sea [Sousa]
22148 Hello me baby [Howard & Emerson]
22150 Smokey mokes (Cakewalk & 2 step) [Holzmann]
22151 Because [Bowers]
22153 Miserere (Il Travatore) [Verdi]
22154 Narcissus [Nevin]
22156 Dinorah shadow [Meyerbeer, Giocomo]
22157 Faust Waltz [Gounod]
22158 Jesus, lover of my soul (Hymn) [None]
22159 Angel's Serenade [Braga]
22162 Mid the green fields of Virginia [Harris]
22165 Rastus on Parade [Mills]
22169 My wild Irish Rose [Olcott]
22171 Lullaby (Erminie) [Jacobowsky]
22173 Ragtime Skedaddle [Rosey]
22175 Wen a nigger makes a hundred [Berliner]
22178 My Angeline (Wizard of the Nile) [Herbert]
22183 Cast thy bread upon the waters (Hymn tune)]
22189 Becky Sharp Waltzes [Hanau]
22190 Rabbi's daughter (A) [C. K. Harris]
22192 The Honolulu Cake Walk [J. W. Lerman]
22193 Palms (The) [Faure]
22194 I love thee, I Adore thee [Herbert]
22195 Holy City (The) [Adams]
22196 Serenade (Standchen) [Schubert]
22200 No one in the world like you [Cammeyer]
22219 You're The Only One (Waltz Song) [R. A. Kaiser]
22220 March from Boccaccio [Von Suppe]
22226 Love lorn (The) [Sloan]
22230 Just tell her that I loved her too [Harris]

22x16 Du Toreador (Carmen) [Bizet]
22x68 Good bye [?]
22x76 From the South [Strauss]
22xxx Home sweet home [Biselo]
22xxx Anvil polka (The) [Parlow]
22xxx I dreamt I dwelt in Marble Halls [Balfe]
22xxx Goo goo eyes [?]

 [ At --
 [ "Definition of discography in English: 1A. A descriptive catalogue
 [ of musical recordings, particularly those of a particular performer
 [ or composer."  The list above for now is a catalog, but expanding
 [ with composer and/or performance data it could become a discography,
 [ like a discography of phonograph discs.  See also
 [  -- Robbie

(Message sent Tue 17 Apr 2018, 15:54:16 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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