1937 Recording of O Beate mi Edmunde

Listen to the earliest known recording in our Chapel

Our College archivist, David Kay, has come across this clip on YouTube which was recorded in the College Chapel at the end of the summer term in July 1937: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMQz7zLermE&t=985s. It is part of a radio broadcast by the BBC in a series called Vespers. It was later available in a set of four 78rpm records, hence all the crackling.
 
The clip has been set to start at the point when the assembled school sings two choruses of O Beate mi Edmunde. Rather than the rousing anthem that we are familiar with today, this rendition is slower paced. 
 
Enjoy the listen!