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This month: From 1900, a late recording by Issler's Orchestra a great march medley with Sousa's El Capitan.
|Company||Consolidated Phonograph Companies|
|Title||El Capitan March Medley|
|Performed by||Issler's Orchestra|
|Announcement||"March medley from John Philip Sousa's El Capitan, played by Issler's Orchestra."|
In addition to piano accompaniment, Issler had formed a rather compact orchestra for making phonograph recordings initially consisting of a piano, cornet, flute and a violin. Through the end of the 19th Century, Issler's Orchestra, with their distinctive sound (frequent doubling of cornet with flute or piccolo), was the most prolific and probably most popular band recording in the U.S. (the United States Marine Band being their primary competition). To hear another selection by Issler's Orchestra, see last year's October 1997 Cylinder of the Month.
After the turn of the previous century, things began winding down for Issler's Orchestra, but in 1900, Issler was still turning out cracker-jack recordings such as this month's El Capitan March Medley.
El Capitan was written by John Philip Sousa in 1896.
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