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English: An Edison "Perfected" Phonograph cylinder recording of The Lost Chord (composed 1877) by Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900), played on piano and cornet. One of the earliest surviving recordings of music; was played at the press conference that introduced the phonograph to London on August 14 1888.

Cuts off slightly before the ending of the song. The recorded version is somewhat abridged (a middle section has been cut, possibly due to time constraints). Overall a well-preserved example of wax cylinder recording technology.

Length: 2:07
Date circa 1888
date QS:P,+1888-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
Author Recorded by George Gouraud, performers unknown.
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The assets of Edison Records have been transferred to the National Park Service. These recordings may be considered public domain through the donation (this is unclear), or otherwise orphan works as copyright has not been asserted by the National Park Service or any successors to Edison Records.

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