Metal Discs

Metal disc № 8062 Yradier, Sebastian”La Paloma” (Dove)

    Metal disc № 8062 Yradier, Sebastian”La Paloma” (Dove)

    Germany, Leipzig

    The 1900s

    Orphenion - Musikwerke Seiler, Müller & Hensch

    Steel; presswork, printing, oxidation, varnishing

    Diameter 66 cm

    Inscriptions on the disc: “№ 8062.”, “La Paloma (Die Taube) Mexic Volkslied”, “La Colombs. Chanson mexicane”, “Die dove. Mexican song”, “Yradier”, “Orphenion"


    Metal disc is made of thin steel sheet by presswork, with round aperture in the center and oval holes along the edge. Projection slots, inscriptions with the catalog number, melody title and the trademark imprint in the form of a lyre with laurel branches entwined by ribbon and inscription “Orphenion” are on the face side. Projections formed by partial cutting and bending, the location of which determines the melody to be played are on the working side. «La Paloma” (The Dove) was written by the Spanish composer Sebastian Iradier Salaverri (20.01.1809-06.12.1865) circa 1860. Habanera “La Paloma” was written after Iradier's visit to Cuba. “La Paloma” was incredibly popular in Spain and in America, especially in Mexico. The radio station “Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México” (UNAM) stuff calculated that more than thousand versions of "La Paloma" exist. They declared that it is one of the most frequently recorded songs in the history of music, along with the song "Yesterday" by The Beatles. “La Paloma” is presented in museum Collection musical library on metal discs, paper music roll, pinned cylinder and gramophone records.
    Music player: Disc music box “Orphenion” (No.677).