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From 1898, an energetic and unusual (by today's standards) rendition of The Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore, whistled by John Yorke AtLee.


The Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore
 
Company Columbia Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 13509
Category Whistling
Title The Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore
Performed by John Yorke AtLee
Circa 1897-1898
Announcement "The Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore, whistled by John Yorke AtLee, for the Columbia Phonograph Company of New York and Paris."
 

Enjoy this recording by the king of whistling solos, John Yorke AtLee, as he plies his well-known artistic twists and flourishes – very popular in vaudeville of this period – to this operatic classic.

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