The History of Music in Sound, Vol. I

The History of Music in Sound, Vol. I: Ancient and Oriental Music
Various performers
HMV HLP 1/2 [LPx2, mono, 25cm, Europe]
RCA Victor LM 6057 [LPx2, mono, NA]
RCA Victor LSC 6057 [LPx2, stereo, NA]


    Most of the content is related to non European Early Music (Japan, China, India, ...), but this recording includes on side 2 of the second LP:

    Ancient Greek Music

  1. First Delphic Hymn
  2. Epitaph of Seikilos
  3. Music of Islam (1): Near East

  4. Muezzin's Call to Prayer
  5. Taqsim Bayati (Turkish)
  6. Bedouin song from El Fayum

Playing time: ??' ??"

[1]-[2] Ardia Mandikian
[3] S. S. Alami
[4] Maulawiyah Atrak (nay)
[5] 'Arab el-Faiyum

Recording site and date:
Unknown [1957 or prior]

[1]-[5] HMV-Gramophone HMS 8 [78 r.p.m.] Ancient Greek Music - Music of Islam (1): Near East

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.):
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.):

Information from the booklet provided with the owned LP compilation:
"The history of music in sound. Vol. 1: Ancient and Oriental music, edited by Egon Wellesz. New York, Oxford University Press, 1957" (41 p. illus., music. 25 cm.) program notes by Egon Wellesz and Gerald Abraham, intended originally for use with 78 rpm version, laid in container; corrected contents (p.7-9) applicable to 33 1/3 rpm. version inserted (excerpt from MELVYL catalogue)
The RCA LSC number is presumably the stereo version (from backcover of the booklet) although I am not certain if it was released as such.

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Pierre-F. Roberge