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Brass Band Marches

Mr. Thomas Cat
Performed by: Edison Grand Concert Band
Record format: Edison Concert cylinder
Release number: B-517
Release date: December 1900
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 4795

Kaiser Frederick march
Performed by: British Military Band
Composed by: Carl Friedemann
Record format: Edison Gold Moulded cylinder
Release number: 13061 (5)
Release date: 1905
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 38237

Semper fidelis march
Performed by: United States Marine Band
Composed by: John Phillip Sousa
Record format: Edison Amberol cylinder
Release number: 4M-140 (A- ..7)
Release date: June 1909
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 35806

Stars and stripes forever march
Performed by: Sousa's Band
Composed by: John Phillip Sousa
Record format: Edison Amberol cylinder
Release number: 4M-285 (A- ..22)
Release date: November 1909
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 36682

Santa Lucia march
Performed by: His Majesty's Irish Guards Band
Composed by: Lotter
Record format: Edison Gold Moulded cylinder
Release number: 10561 (A- .6)
Release date: July 1912
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 37943

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Records

In order to compete with his competitor, Edison created the Long Playing Disc. A 10 inch LP was able to play 24 minutes of music and the 12 inch LP was able to play 40 minutes of music. This record had a larger amount of play time compared to the 5 minute Victorian records.