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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|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|