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 21602 BJORLING Vesti la giubba ‘Pagliacci’
DB 21603 ALBANESE Vissi d’arte ‘Tosca’ EO-RC-1972
DB 21603 ALBANESE O mio babbino caro ‘Gianni Schicchi’ EO-RC-1971
DB 21604 MIDGLEY The lost chord (Sullivan)
DB 21604 MIDGLEY The Holy City (Adams)
DB 21605 SCHUMANN Folk Song Airs (Brahms) – Da unten im Thale; Mein Madel hat ein Rosenmund 2EA.6687
DB 21605 SCHUMANN Folk Song Airs (Brahms) – Och Mod’r, ich well ein Ding han!; Schwesternlein 2EA.6688
DB 21606 GOBBI Eri tu ‘Ballo in Maschera’ Side:1 2EA.16795
DB 21606 GOBBI Eri tu ‘Ballo in Maschera’ Side:1 2EA.16796
DB 21607 GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA (Gui) Tancredi Overture (Rossini) Side:1
DB 21607 GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA (Gui) Tancredi Overture (Rossini) Side:2
DB 21608 MENUHIN/MOORE Songs my mother taught me (Dvorak-Kreisler)
DB 21608 MENUHIN/MOORE Ave Maria (Schubert-Menuhin)
DB 21609 N.W. GERMAN RADIO CHORUS & ORCHESTRA (Schuchter) Prelude Act III. & Bridal Chorus ‘Lohengrin’ (Wagner) Side:1
DB 21609 N.W. GERMAN RADIO CHORUS & ORCHESTRA (Schuchter) Prelude Act III. & Bridal Chorus ‘Lohengrin’ (Wagner) Side:2
DB 21610 ROSSI-LEMENI & CHORUS Come notte ‘Nabucco’ 2EA.16701-2A
DB 21610 ROSSI-LEMENI & CHORUS Oh chi piange?… Del futuro ‘Nabucco’ 2EA.16698-3B
DB 21611 SCHNABEL Impromptu in B flat Major Op.142 No.3 (Schubert) Side:1
DB 21611 SCHNABEL Impromptu in B flat Major Op.142 No.3 (Schubert) Side:2
DB 21612 GOBBI/MONTI Venti scudi ‘L’Elisir d’amore’ Side:1 2EA.17775
DB 21612 GOBBI/MONTI Venti scudi ‘L’Elisir d’amore’ Side:1 2EA.17776
DB 21613 RUBINSTEIN Barcarolle in F sharp minor Op.60 (Chopin) Side:1
DB 21613 RUBINSTEIN Barcarolle in F sharp minor Op.60 (Chopin) Side:2
DB 21614 WARREN Prologue ‘Pagliacci’ Side:1 2EA.17870
DB 21614 WARREN Prologue ‘Pagliacci’ Side:2 2EA.17871
DB 21615 HALLE ORCHESTRA (Barbirolli) Espana (Chabrier) Side:1
DB 21615 HALLE ORCHESTRA (Barbirolli) Espana (Chabrier) Side:2
DB 21616 GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA (Gui) Alceste Overture (Gluck) Side:1
DB 21616 GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA (Gui) Alceste Overture (Gluck) Side:2
DB 21617 ABC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, SYDNEY (Goossens) Danse macabre (Saint-Saens) Side:1
DB 21617 ABC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, SYDNEY (Goossens) Danse macabre (Saint-Saens) Side:2
DB 21618 CORTOT Hungarian Rhapsody No.11 (Liszt)
DB 21618 CORTOT Priere pour le repos des ames (Schubert-Liszt)
DB 21619 R. GIGLI Ah, non credea mirarti ‘Sonnambula’
DB 21619 R. GIGLI Pace, pace, mio Dio ‘Trovatore’
DB 21620 BJORLING (a) A swan (b) A dream (Grieg)
DB 21620 BJORLING Standchen (R. Strauss)
DB 21621 BJORLING O Paradis ‘Africaine’ (Sung in Italian) RC 3150
DB 21621 BJORLING Salut demeure ‘Faust’ RC 3151
DB 21622 BJORLING/MERRILL/MARKOW Io l’ho perduto ‘Don Carlos’ Side:1
DB 21622 BJORLING/MERRILL/MARKOW Io l’ho perduto ‘Don Carlos’ Side:2
DB 21623 HALLE ORCHESTRA (Barbirolli) The Wasps Overture (Vaughn Williams) Side:1
DB 21623 HALLE ORCHESTRA (Barbirolli) The Wasps Overture (Vaughn Williams) Side:2
DB 21524 LANZA Granada (Lara)
DB 21524 LANZA Core ‘ngrato (Cardillo)
DB 21625 HAMMOND L’altra notte ‘Mefistofele’ 2EA.18306
DB 21625 HAMMOND Gluck das mir verlieb ‘Die Tote Stadt’ (Korngold) 2EA.18307
DB 21626 CHRISTOFF O vain illusion ‘Tale of the Invisible City of Kitezh’ (Rimsky-Korsakov) (Sung in Russian) 2EA.16406
DB 21626 CHRISTOFF Everyone knows love on earth ‘Eugen Onegin’ (Sung in Russian) 2EA.16407
DB 21627 H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II. Christmas Message to the Commonwealth 25th December 1956




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