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Ethnographic Wax Cylinders

Listen to Shahnai duet, Punjab, Pakistan, 1911
Listen to Mabuiag Song, Torres Strait, 1898
Listen to 'Died for Love', and hornpipe(John Locke), Herefordshire, c.1908
Listen to Yekhee song, Edo Region, Nigeria, 1909
Listen to Flute solo, Edo Region, Nigeria, 1909
Flute solo,
Edo Region, Nigeria,
1909

Curator’s choice

Vocal group
Torres Strait (or possibly New Guinea) cylinder. 1. Unaccompanied mixed vocal group singing in harmo…
1898

Adud leluti B
Torres Strait Expedition, Cylinder A7. Charles Myers’ notation: ‘Song IVA: Malu’. Transcription on c…
1898

Emarer A
Torres Strait Cylinder A11. Charles Myers’ notation: ‘Song I: Malu’. Frazer No.45. 1. Male vocal sol…
1898

Meket siriam
Torres Strait Cylinder B4. Frazer No.89. C.S. Myers’ notation: ‘Song VIII: Keber’. 1. Unaccompanied …
1898

Dimer
Torres Strait Cylinder B5. Frazer No.84. Myers’ notation: ‘Song IX: Keber’. 1. Unaccompanied male vo…
1898

Boi-Grass song
Torres Strait Cylinder B6. C.S. Myers’ notation: ‘Song XVIII: Secular’. 1-2. Unaccompanied male voca…
1898

Secular Song
Torres Strait Cylinder B9. Myers’ notation: ‘Song XVI / Agoko… / Las (Babim mena Taiseda)2 e o wa…
1898

Keber Song
Torres Strait Cylinder B10. Frazer No.87. C.S. Myers’ notation: ‘Song VI: Keber’. 1-2. Male vocal so…
1898

Joe Brown’s Song
Torres Strait Cylinder B12. Frazer No.79. Myer’s notation: ‘Song XVI: Secular’. 1-3. Unaccompanied m…
1898

Mabuiag Song, Torres Strait, Australia
Torres Strait Cylinder C7 (also D69). The Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to the Torres Stra…
1898
Story of Amipuru
Torres Straits Cylinder C8 (also D70). 1. Announcement: « Amipurungu amaik. Story told by Waria. Mabu…
1898

Hunting Song
Torres Strait Cylinder C17 (also D79). 1. Announcement: « Hunting song, Kariudo uta, by S. Minami. » 2…
1898

Workman’s Song
Torres Strait Cylinder C18 (also D80). 1. Indecipherable announcement. 2. Unaccompanied male vocal s…
1898

Rotuma Songs
Torres Strait Cylinder C28 (also D90). 1. Announcement: « Rotuma songs by George Roki. » 2. Unaccompan…
1898

Male speech
Torres Strait Cylinder C30. 1. Indecipherable announcement. 2. Solo male speech. No further informat…
1898

Wail at Death
Torres Strait Cylinder C52 (also D25). 1. Announcement: « Crying at death. Mabuiag. » 2. Unaccompanied…
1898

Ngata kabaunau pudaiki
Torres Strait Cylinder C53 (also D25). Myers’ notation: ‘Song III: Mabuiag’. 1. Announcement: « Ngata…
1898

Gana Sagulau Nau
Torres Strait Cylinder C54 (or D27). Myers’ notation: ‘Song IV: Mabuiag’. 1. Announcement: « Gana Sag…
1898

Songs of Kwoiam
Torres Strait Cylinder C55 (also D29). Myers’ notation: ‘Song XIII: Mabuiag’. 1. Announcement: ‘[ind…
1898

Dance of Dead Man
Torres Strait Cylinder C56 (also D29). Myers’ notation: Song XI: Mabuiag. 1. Indecipherable announce…
1898
Crying at Death
Torres Strait Cylinder C57 (also D30). 1. Announcement: « Crying at death [?], Mabuiag. » 2. Unaccompa…
1898

Na puidam purda
Torres Strait Cylinder C60 (also D33). 1. Announcement: « Na puidam purda, sung by Wap, Saibai. » 2. U…
1898

Mawa na puidam
Torres Strait Cylinder C62 (also D35). 1. Announcement: « Mawa na puidam, sung by Kunau, Saibai. » 2. …
1898

Mawau na puidam
Torres Strait Cylinder C63 (also D36). 1. Announcement: « Mawau na puidam, sung by Gemetu, Saibai. » 2…
1898

Nau poida
Torres Strait Cylinder C64 (also D37). 1. Announcement: « Nau poida 6, sung by Aimab, Saibai. » 2. Una…
1898

Korara kwiku puidaik
Torres Strait Cylinder C65 (also D38). 1. Announcement: « Korara kwiku puidaik, sung by [indec]. » 2. …
1898

Song from Yam Island
Torres Strait D49 (’76 T.S.’). 1. « [indec], sung by [indec]. » 2. Unaccompanied male vocal solo. On b…
1898

Yam II
Torres Strait Cylinder ’77 T.S.’ 1. Announcement: « Yamaz Sibarud, sung by Maino of Yam. » 2. Unaccomp…
1898

Adud leluti
Torres Strait Expedition, Cylinder C104. Frazer No.104. Recording of Myers singing Adud leluti. Char…
1898

Izib A
Torres Strait Expedition, Cylinder C106. Charles Myers’ notation: ‘Song III: Malu’. Unaccompanied al…
1898
Weii OV
Torres Strait Cylinders. Male vocal solo (probably voice of C.S. Myers), accompanied by percussion. …
1898

Emarer
Torres Strait Cylinder C109. Male vocal solo (probably voice of C.S. Myers), with percussion accompa…
1898

Death Wail
Torres Strait Cylinder D61, (‘T.S. 111’). 1. Unaccompanied vocal group. No further information avail…
1898

Iriam
Torres Strait Cylinder C113. Frazer No.113. Male vocal solo (probably the voice of C.S. Myers), unac…
1898

Home Sweet Home
Unnumbered Torres Strait Cylinder. 1. « Home Sweet Home, [indec] ». 2. Male vocal group, unaccompanied…
1898

Auld Lang Syne
Torres Strait Cylinder (4). On the cylinder box is written « Speech Crooks ». 1-2. Vocal demonstration…
1898

Yeomans Wedding
Torres Strait Cylinder (8). 1. Yeoman’s Song (words Hayes, music Poniatowski) sung by male vocal sol…
1898

Naval brigade
Torres Strait Cylinder (16). 1. Truncated, indecipherable announcement. 2. Unaccompanied mixed voice…
1898

Tarry Trousers
EFDSS Cylinder No.25. ‘Tarry Trousers’ and ‘Bushes and Briars’ sung either by Mrs Humphreys from Ing…
1904

The Trees They Do Grow High
EFDSS Cylinder No.49. The Trees They Do Grow High, sung by David Penfold, Landlord of the Plough Inn…
1907
All Among the New Mown Hay
EFDSS Cylinder No.22. « All among the new mown hay », sung probably by Alfred Edghill. The English …
1907

Turtle Dove
EFDSS Cylinder No.50. Turtle Dove (continued from C37/1582), sung by David Penfold, landlord of the …
1907

The Rambling Sailor
EFDSS Cylinder No.96. Cylinder lid states ‘Rambling / Sailor / XXX / 1919’, performer and collector …
1907

Lady Maisry
EFDSS Cylinder No.103. Lady Maisry, sung by Jack Barnard, recorded in Bridgewater, Somerset. The …
1907

John Riley
EFDSS Cylinder No.53. Two songs performed by an unidentified male singer. 1. John Riley. 2….
1908

American Stranger
EFDSS Cylinder No.54. 1. The Indian Lass, sung by female vocal solo (probably Priscilla Cooper). …
1908

There is an ale house [Died for Love]
EFDSS Cylinder No.56. 1. There is an ale house [Died for love], sung by unknown male vocal soloist. …
1908

Moladh fear Farabruinn le Iain MacMhurchaidh
EFDSS Cylinder No.26. Scottish Gaelic Song, introduced and sung by unknown male vocal solo. 1. Molad…
1908

Oran Poiteir (Poacher’s song)
EFDSS Cylinder No.27. Three Scottish Gaelic songs, introduced and sung by an unknown male vocal solo…
1908

Griogal Cridhe (Beloved Gregor)
EFDSS Cylinder No.28. Three Scottish Gaelic songs introduced and sung by unknown female vocal sol…
1908
Luinneag; O horo ghaoil nach fhuirich thu
EFDSS Cylinder No.29. Two Scottish Gaelic songs sung by an unknown female. Listed on cylinder lid as…
1908

Ulean bitheadh sunndach
EFDSS Cylinder No.30. Two Scottish Gaelic songs, introduced and sung by unknown male. 1. Ulean bithe…
1908

Sau?arar[?]le dhonn a ohruidh
EFDSS Cylinder No.31. Scottish Gaelic Song, possibly introduced and sung by Mrs MacRae: On box; ‘ver…
1908

Iomradh chuain muinntir chasurad
EFDSS Cylinder No.33. Three Scottish Gaelic songs introduced and sung by unknown male. 1. Ioms…
1908

Donan Pasàdle
EFDSS Cylinder No.34. Two Scottish Gaelic songs, introduced and sung by Mrs MacRae. 1. Donan P…
1908

Oran do Raiseamaid
1. Oran do Reiseamaid (Regiment) 2. Oran le Seobadair (Sailor) 3. *Òran a linneath le fear (Sho…
1908

Tha mi tinn, tinn, tinn
EFDSS Cylinder No.38. Three Scottish Gaelic songs, introduced and sung by unknown male vocal solo. 1…
1908

Oran le Floraidh Dhoranhull air a Phriom
Three Scottish Gaelic songs, introduced and sung by unknown male vocal solo. 1. Oran le Floraidh Dho…
1908

Mo saghaùna’s new siun a chumia mi-de
EFDSS Cylinder No.40. Four Scottish Gaelic songs, introduced and sung by unidentified male singer 1….
1908

Maladh an uisge-bheathe
EFDSS Cylinder No.41. Three Scottish Gaelic Songs, introduced and sung by unknown male vocal solo. 1…
1908
MacRae march from Sheriffmuir
EFDSS Cylinder No.3. 1. Triall Chlann ‘ic Rath bho Shliabh an t-Siorraim, no Crodh Chinn [an] t-S…
1908

Oran gaoil; Air faillirin
EFDSS Cylinder No.4. Three Scottish Gaelic songs, sung by Dr. Farquhar MacRae, with his announcement…
1908

Ochon a Righ! gur e mi tha muladach
EFDSS Cylinder No.5. Two Scottish Gaelic song, sung and introduced by Dr Farquhar MacRae. 1. Ochon a…
1908

Oran le bard na h-Eireoidh
EFDSS Cylinder No.6. Three Scottish Gaelic songs, sung and introduced by Dr Farquhar MacRae. 1. Ill …
1908

Oran Calum Sgàire [ii]
EFDSS Cylinder No.7. One Scottish Gaelic song, sung and introduced by Dr Farquhar MacRae. The Eng…
1908

Oran Gaoil le Iain Ban Mac a Mhiuistear; Oh a chadal, cha chadal
EFDSS Cylinder No.42. Scottish Gaelic love song, introduced and sung by unknown male vocal solo. 1. …
1908

Sumual geol; Se nyhean mo ghaoil
EFDSS Cylinder No.43. Three Scottish Gaelic songs, introduced and sung by unknown female vocal solo….
1908

Hi ri ri s’na hi ur
EFDSS Cylinder No.44. Scottish Gaelic song introduced and sung by unknown male vocal solo. 1. …
1908

An galle duble cha trieg mi
EFDSS Cylinder No.45. Four Scottish Gaelic songs, introduced and sung by unknown female vocal sol…
1908

Basket of Eggs
EFDSS Cylinder No.47. Female vocal solo, thought to be Priscilla Cooper performing « Basket of Egg…
1908
Oran gaoil; Tha fras air taobh mo ghruaidhean
EFDSS Cylinder No.8. Four Scottish Gaelic songs, sung and introduced by Dr. Farquhar MacRae. 1. Oran…
1908

Oran gaoil le Cáiobair; Gu bheil d’oran a m’inntinn
EFDSS Cylinder No.9. Four Scottish Gaelic songs, introduced and sung by Dr. Farquhar MacRae. 1. Oran…
1908

Hug o air fear donn a’ bhealaich
EFDSS Cylinder No.10. Two Scottish Gaelic songs sung by Dr. Farquhar MacRae. 1. Port a’ —-; …
1908

Uisg’ Aitun (Afton Water)
EFDSS Cylinder No.11. Three Scottish Gaelic songs, introduced and sung by Dr. Farquhar MacRae. 1. Ui…
1908

Oran gaoil; Faill ill o agus horo eile
EFDSS Cylinder No.11. Four Scottish Gaelic songs, introduced and sung by Dr. Farquhar MacRae. 1. Ora…
1908

Lament of Miss Campbell
EFDSS Cylinder No.12. Two Scottish Gaelic songs, introduced and sung by Dr. Farquhar MacRae. 1. Lame…
1908

The Massacre of Glencoe
EFDSS Cylinder No.14. Two Scottish Gaelic laments, introduced and sung by Dr. Farquhar MacRae. 1. Th…
1908

Gun chrodh gun aighean
EFDSS Cylinder No.15. Three Scottish Gaelic songs, introduced and sung by John MacLennan. 1. G…
1908

Lullaby and Jacobite Song
EFDSS Cylinder No.16. Two Scottish Gaelic songs, introduced and sung by John MacLennan. 1. Lullaby f…
1908

Lament by Miss MacLeod of Raasay for her brother drowned
EFDSS Cylinder No.17. Three Scottish Gaelic songs, introduced and sung by Dr. Farquhar MacRae. 1. La…
1908
Oran le Iain MacRath Innisgaraidh
EFDSS Cylinder No.18. Two Scottish Gaelic songs, introduced and sung by Dr. Farquhar MacRae. 1. Oran…
1908

Four Gaelic Songs
EFDSS Cylinder No.20. Four Scottish Gaelic songs, with introductions from male singer. 1. Nuai…
1908

The Trees They Do Grow High
EFDSS Cylinder No.21. The Trees the do grow high, probably sung by Lucy Broadwood, with piano accomp…
1908

Fare Ye Well, Lovely Nancy
EFDSS Cylinder No.23. Fare Ye Well, Lovely Nancy, probably sung by George Lovett. The English …
1909

The Banks of Green Willow
EFDSS Cylinder No.97. The Banks of Green Willow, sung by David Clements of Basingstoke, Hampshire. …
1909

Claudy Banks
EFDSS Cylinders No.98. Unaccompanied male vocal solo. The English Folk Dance and Song Society …
1909

The Banks of Green Willow
EFDSS Cylinder No.104. The Banks of Green Willow, sung by David Clements. The English Folk Dance …
1909

Female vocal group
NWT251; Frazer 367 (« m » on cylinder rim). 1. « Girls’ song [indec], November 18th 1909. » 2. Ref tone …
1909

Vocal group
NWT245d. 1. « First[?] song, fourth series at Ovia[?], November 18th 1909. » 2. Ref tone. 3. Unaccompa…
1909

Horn-flute
NWT60; Frazer No.278. 1. Solo wind solo (« Horn-flute » on box of 2184). Northcote Whitridge Thomas…
1909
Horn-flute
NWT61; Frazer No.302. 1. Ref tone. 2. Solo wind instrument (« horn-flute » on box). Northcote Whitr…
1909

Unaccompanied vocal group with male leader
NWT number unknown; Berlin r361; Frazer No.361. 1. « Ovia song [indec] November 7th 1909. » 2. Ref ton…
1909

Vocal group
NWT244; Berlin r368; Frazer No.368. 1. [indec] song, at [indec] series three. » 2. Ref. tone. 3. Unac…
1909

Vocal group
NWT number unknown (probably 245); Berlin r372; Frazer No.372. 1. « …4th series, at [indec], Novemb…
1909

Male vocal solo
NWT225; Berlin r389; Frazer 389. 1. « Love [?] song by [indec], servant [?], October 2nd 1909. » 2. Re…
1909

Uzeba dance song
NWT133; Berlin r102; Frazer No.102. 1. « Uzeba dance song, June the 3rd 1909. » 2. Ref tone; announcem…
1909

Female vocal group
NWT135. 1. Indecipherable announcement. 2. Ref tone, announced as « B ». 3. Female vocal group with le…
1909

Uzeba flute solo
NWT137; Frazer No.100. 1. « Uzeba flute, June the 10th 1909 ». 2. Piped ref tone, announced as « C ». 3….
1909

Aroko flute
NWT139; Frazer No.116. 1. « Aroko flute, June 10th, 1909. » 2. Ref tone announced as « B ». 3. Unaccompa…
1909

Male vocal group
NWT148; Frazer No.134 (« m » on cylinder rim). 1. « [indec] song, [indec], June 28th 1909 ». 2. Ref tone…
1909
Horn-flute
NWT61; Frazer No.302. 1. Ref tone. 2. Solo wind instrument (« horn-flute » on box). Northcote Whitr…
1909

Unaccompanied vocal group with male leader
NWT number unknown; Berlin r361; Frazer No.361. 1. « Ovia song [indec] November 7th 1909. » 2. Ref ton…
1909

Vocal group
NWT244; Berlin r368; Frazer No.368. 1. [indec] song, at [indec] series three. » 2. Ref. tone. 3. Unac…
1909

Vocal group
NWT number unknown (probably 245); Berlin r372; Frazer No.372. 1. « …4th series, at [indec], Novemb…
1909

Male vocal solo
NWT225; Berlin r389; Frazer 389. 1. « Love [?] song by [indec], servant [?], October 2nd 1909. » 2. Re…
1909

Uzeba dance song
NWT133; Berlin r102; Frazer No.102. 1. « Uzeba dance song, June the 3rd 1909. » 2. Ref tone; announcem…
1909

Female vocal group
NWT135. 1. Indecipherable announcement. 2. Ref tone, announced as « B ». 3. Female vocal group with le…
1909

Uzeba flute solo
NWT137; Frazer No.100. 1. « Uzeba flute, June the 10th 1909 ». 2. Piped ref tone, announced as « C ». 3….
1909

Aroko flute
NWT139; Frazer No.116. 1. « Aroko flute, June 10th, 1909. » 2. Ref tone announced as « B ». 3. Unaccompa…
1909

Male vocal group
NWT148; Frazer No.134 (« m » on cylinder rim). 1. « [indec] song, [indec], June 28th 1909 ». 2. Ref tone…
1909

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