Brass band arrangement of the Hunters' Chorus from The Lily of Killarney using period instruments. During the 19th century, brass bands began to spring up throughout Europe and America. Popular music, including operas, were arranged for them by composers and music sellers eager to cash in on the free advertising they provided.
United States military song recorded during the Spanish–American War by Emile Berliner, inventor of the first lateral disc audio record, one year after he received the patent on the device.
"Memphis Blues", composed by W. C. Handy in 1912. This is the first known recording, performed by the Victor Military Band, July 15, 1914.
Instrumental version of the most famous song from the 1921 musical Shuffle Along, recorded during its original Broadway run. Later used as a presidential campaign song for Harry Truman.
Performed by Ada Jones and Billy Murray
Prohibition era song by Skidmore--Walker, sung by Duke Rogers, recorded by Thomas Edison's studio, 1922. Duration 3:29.
Traditional anthem of the Omaha people
The morning song of the American robin
Excerpts of a speech given by Theodore Roosevelt at Carnegie Hall, March 12, 1912, recorded August 12 by Thomas Edison. The time constraints of the wax cylinder medium probably required the abridgement.
Farewell address by United States president Dwight D. Eisenhower from January 17, 1961. Duration 15:30.
United States president Gerald Ford's remarks on clemency for Vietnam Era draft evaders, September 16, 1974
President Jimmy Carter's speech upon signing the treaty for a staged turnover of the Panama Canal and associated lands from the United States to Panama.
President Ronald Reagan's speech at the Berlin Wall, June 12, 1987
George W. Bush's address to the people of the United States, September 11, 2001, 8:30pm EDT.

Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101. Performed by Daniel Veesey from

See also: Beethoven's original sketch of the fourth movement.