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From 1900, a high-energy xylophone recording, Brilliant Gallop, by Charles P. Lowe.

Brilliant Gallop

Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 3002
Category Xylophone solo
Title Brilliant Gallop
Performed by Charles P. Lowe
Circa 1900
Announcement "Xylophone solo, Brilliant Gallop, played by Mr. Charles P. Lowe.   Edison record."

Xylophone selections were particularly popular early sound recordings.   They recorded well – that is: loud, crisp and clear – and were typically sprightly tunes.   No exception here in this fast-paced 1900 remake by Charles Lowe of his original 1897 performance.

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Interested in hearing other wax cylinder recordings featuring the xylophone?

Key Title Category Performed by Circa
08/2002 Blue Bell Bells & xylophone Albert Benzler & Frederick W. Hager 1904
09/2013 Carnival of Venice Xylophone solo Charles P. Lowe 1898
03/2011 Dixie Blossoms Xylophone solo Thomas Mills 1907
01/2010 Down in Blossom Row Medley Xylophone solo Albert Benzler 1905


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