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]: 8912

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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Rec. No/s
Rec. Date
DB 30000 ISOLFSSON Toccata & Fugue in D minor BWV 565 (Bach)
DB 30001 ISOLFSSON 1st. & 2nd. Movements: Pastorale in F Major BWV 590 (Bach)
DB 30001 ISOLFSSON Herzlich tut mich verlangen BWV 727 (Bach)
DB 30001 ISOLFSSON Jesus Christus, unser Heiland BWV 626 (Bach)
DB 30002-30003 ISOLFSSON Prelude & Fugue in E flat Major BWV 552 (Bach)
DB 30004 ISOLFSSON Prelude & Fugue in D minor BWV 554 (Bach)
DB 30004 ISOLFSSON In dulci jubilo BWV 608; Wer nur den lieben Gott BWV 691 (Bach)
DB 30005 ISOLFSSON Prelude & Fugue in C minor BWV 546 (Bach)
DB 30006 MUHL O zittre nicht ‘Zauberflote’ 2EF.200-4A
DB 30006 MUHL Der Holle Rache ‘Zauberflote’ 2EF.199-3A
DB 30007 JONNSON & CHORUS Skin frelrisrodull fagur (Magnuss)
DB 30007 JONNSON & CHORUS Agnus Dei (Bizet)
DB- 4-6 BLOCH/CHRISTIANSEN Sonata No.4 in C Major Op.159 ‘Grand Fantasia’ (Schubert) 4-6

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