Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Monday, 15 February 2010

British Library Archival Sound Recordings

Any student or teacher at RSAMD can login to the British Library's Archival Sound Recordings website. For example, Scottish Music students might care to hear "Auld lang syne" recorded on ethnographical wax cylinders way back in 1898! Is it just me, or is there something uniquely thrilling about listening to something recorded not just in the last century, but the one before that? Apologies to Dr Who and the Tardis, but this is the closest to time-travel that most of us will ever come.

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