The 1912 Edison Bell Mikado
|The Mikado||Stanley Kirkby|
This recording issued by the Edison Bell Company in February/March, 1912, was really just a set of detached highlights from The Mikado. There was clearly no intention to present a complete opera, as the selections are not even presented in their correct order. Except for a listing of the sides and artists found in the Sullivan Society Discography, I know nothing further about this recording. Two of the featured artists, Amy Augarde and Stanley Kirkby, reprise essentially the same roles as on the HMV 1906 set.
The recording was first published in February and March, 1912, on six 10" double-sided Edison Bell discs. There were various re-issues of the individual sides, which are listed in the table below.
|1135||1025||Brightly dawns our wedding day||Augarde, May, Carr & Virgo|
|1045||The flowers that bloom in the spring||Augarde, May, Virgo & Carr|
|1136||1129||Were you not to Ko-Ko plighted||Virgo & May|
|1104||There is beauty in the bellow||Augarde & Carr|
|1137||1066||Entrance of The Mikado||N/A|
|1145||1117||A wand'ring minstrel||Virgo, Kirkby, May, Carr & Alan Turner|
|A more humane Mikado||Kirkby, Virgo, Augarde, May & Carr|
|1146||1092||Our great Mikado||Carr, Virgo & Kirkby|
|1062||Here's a how-de-do||Kirkby, May & Virgo|
|1147||1093||See how the Fates||Carr, Virgo, Kirkby, May & Augarde|
|The criminal cried||Carr, Virgo, Kirkby, May & Augarde|