This page displays the complete HMV, DB series, containing all HMV Red Seal, ‘DB’ 78rpms; beginning at DB-100 up to and including DB-21627, (which was the last issue in the British/International series) and the last 78rpm published in the DB series in our database so far.

Total Entries (of ‘DB’ recordings) [Including draft entries]: 8913

This index also includes numbers for Denmark, Russia, Spain, Germany, Belgium, France and all other countries of issue as well as all known auto-coupling numbers. The index also features a very large sequence of matrix numbers (and published take numbers as well as serial numbers (from 1924 to 1934 approx.). (If you can help with missing matrix numbers – please create an account and update our editable database here.)

The DB series was initiated by H.M.V. in 1924 and continued production until the mid 1950’s, which with the introduction of the Long Play (Lp) record, ended production of the ‘DB’ 78rpm series.

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Prefix
Rec. No/s
Artists
Composition(s)/Composer(s)
Matrixes
Rec. Date
Autos
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DB 21574 NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Toscanini) Prelude ‘Lohengrin’ Side:2
DB 21575 PETERS/PEERCE Ma intanto finor ‘Madama Butterfly’
DB 21575 PINZA/PEERCE Andate, il tristo vero; Addio, fiorito asil ‘Madama Butterfly’
DB 21576 DE LOS ANGELES/MONTI/BECHI Se il mio nome ‘Barbiere di Siviglia’
DB 21576 MONTI/BECHI All’ idea di quel metallo ‘Barbiere di Siviglia’ Side:1 2EA.17413
DB 21576 MONTI/BECHI All’ idea di quel metallo ‘Barbiere di Siviglia’ Side:2 2EA.17414
DB 21577 PINZA/PEERCE Qu’ attendez-vous encore! Serenade ‘Faust’ (Sung in Italian) 2EA.17419
DB 21577 PETERS/PEERCE Ah! je ris ‘Faust’ (b) Sempre libera ‘Traviata’ 2EA.17420
DB 21578 FISCHER Moments Musicaux Op.94 (Schubert) – No.5 in F minor (and) Moments Musicaux Op.94 (Schubert) – No.6 in A flat Major – Part 1 2EA.14719-1
DB 21578 FISCHER Moments Musicaux Op.94 (Schubert) – No.6 in A flat Major – Part 2 2EA.14720-1C
DB 21579 TAGLIAVINI Prendi, l’anel ti dono ‘Sonnambula’ 2-70469
DB 21579 TAGLIAVINI/MELETTI O amore, o bella luce… Ed anche Beppe amo ‘L’Amico Fritz’ 2-70600
DB 21580 HAMMON & PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA (Susskind) Ebben? ne andro lontana ‘La Wally’ 2EA.13993
DB 21580 HAMMON & PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA (Tausky) O patria mia ‘Aida’ 2EA.17482
DB 21581-21584 CORONATION SERVICE OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II. – Excerpts I-VIII
DB 21585 NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Toscanini) Prelude Act III. ‘Tristan & Isolde’ Side:1
DB 21585 NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Toscanini) Prelude Act III. ‘Tristan & Isolde’ Side:2
DB 21586 FISCHER-DIESKAU/MOORE Der Doppelganger (Schubert) 2EA.15945
DB 21586 FISCHER-DIESKAU/MOORE Am Meer (Schubert) 2EA.15948
DB 21587 NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Toscanini) Dance of the Hours ‘Gioconda’ (Ponchielli) Side:1
DB 21587 NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Toscanini) Dance of the Hours ‘Gioconda’ (Ponchielli) Side:2
DB 21588 LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (Boult) Pomp & Circumstance March No.3 in C minor (Elgar) Side:1
DB 21588 LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (Boult) Pomp & Circumstance March No.3 in C minor (Elgar) Side:2
DB 21589 RUBINSTEIN Masques (Debussy)
DB 21589 RUBINSTEIN La terrasse au clair de lune (Debussy)
DB 21590 HOROWITZ Mazurkas (Chopin): F sharp minor Op.59 No.3
DB 21590 HOROWITZ F minor Op.63 No.2; C sharp minor Op.63 No.3
DB 21591 BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Sargent) Hansel & Gretel Overture (Humperdinck) Side:1
DB 21591 BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Sargent) Hansel & Gretel Overture (Humperdinck) Side:2
DB 21592 CHRISTOFF/MOORE Come raggio di sole (Caldara) 2EA.16441
DB 21592 CHRISTOFF/MOORE She mocked (Lishkin) 2EA.16444
DB 21593 BJORLING Standchen (Schubert)
DB 21593 BJORLING Die Forelle (Schubert)
DB 21594 HALLE ORCHESTRA (Barbirolli) Dream Children Op.43 No.2 (Elgar) Side:1
DB 21594 HALLE ORCHESTRA (Barbirolli) Dream Children Op.43 No.2 (Elgar) Side:2
DB 21595 MENUHIN Malaguena Op.21 No.1 (Sarasate)
DB 21595 MENUHIN Habanera Op.21 No.2 (Sarasate)
DB 21596 FLAGSTAD/MOORE Die Allmacht (Schubert)
DB 21596 FLAGSTAD/MOORE Du bist die Ruh’ (Schubert)
DB 21597 GIGLI Ave Maria (Gibilaro) 2EA.17314
DB 21597 GIGLI Autunno (de Curtis) 2EA.17318
DB 21598 CHERKASSKY Etudes Op.10 (Chopin) Nos.3 & 5
DB 21598 CHERKASSKY Etudes Op.25 (Chopin) No.12
DB 21599 NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Toscanini) Waldweben ‘Siegfried’ (Wagner) Side:1
DB 21599 NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Toscanini) Waldweben ‘Siegfried’ (Wagner) Side:2
DB 21600 HEIFETZ & RCA VICTOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Steinberg) Romance in F Major Op.50 (Beethoven) Side:1
DB 21600 HEIFETZ & RCA VICTOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Steinberg) Romance in F Major Op.50 (Beethoven) Side:2
DB 21601 BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Sargent) Ruy Blas Overture (Mendelssohn) Side:1
DB 21601 BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Sargent) Ruy Blas Overture (Mendelssohn) Side:2
DB 21602 BJORLING Che gelida manina ‘Boheme’




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