1878 Edison Audio Features World’s First Recorded Music


For 78 seconds you–a part of the modern masses–can listen to the world’s first recorded music.  The recording starts with a man’s voice reciting “Mary Had a Little Lam” and “Old Mother Hubbard.”  The recording was made on a sheet of tinfoil ( 5″ x 15″) and was placed on the cylinder of the phonograph that Thomas Edison had invented in 1877.

For more information about the tinfoil “sheet music” click here.

To listen to the actual recording of the music, click here!