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Better-known for their Cylindrical records, Clarion only produced disc records for a short time. The first series were vertical-cut (aka hill-and-dale or phono) and date from 1908, using a 1000 series catalogue of about 30 discs.  Incidentally, some years ago, Chris Hamilton reported seeing a 12" vertical cut Clarion. I have no details of any of these!

Four years later, they tried again with standard groove discs which were available until 1918, the series starting at 101 and nearly reaching 200.

The label design for both 10" series was the same as that shown here.

 

 


Please e-mail
me if you can help me fill in the gaps, or matrix numbers in any of these series.

Thank you for the following people who have provided extra details: Greg Butler, Bill Dean-Myatt,  Norman Field, Ian McPherson, Eppe Stekelenburg

First, the earlier vertical cut series. These date from about 1908-09.

Page last updated: July 21, 2017

Cat No. Matrix No. Title Artists as Labelled
1001 The 3 D.G.'s March (The Third Dragoons) (J. Brophy)
The Wee MacGregor, highland patrol
Premier Concert Orchestra
1002 18
16
Echoes Of America, selection
Light Of Foot, march
Premier Concert Orchestra
Premier Military Band
1003 10
11
Highland Schottische
Gypsy Life, waltz
Premier Bijou Orchestra
1004 8
15
The Veterans' March
Abide With Me
Premier Military Band
1005 Masaniello, overture (Auber)
Grand March from 'Tannhauser' (Wagner)
Premier Concert Orchestra
Premier Military Band
1006 21
23
The Irish Emigrant (Barker)
In Happy Moments (from 'Maritana') (Wallace)
Alan Turner (baritone)
1007 22
39
For All Eternity (Mascheroni)
Love Could I Tell Only Thee
Alan Turner (baritone)
Vincent Hards (tenor)
1008 29
30
Zanetta, overture (Auber)
The Chorale from "Faust" (Gounod)
Premier Military Band
1009 28
31
The Spirit Of The Storm, march (Adams)
Strauss march (Mezzacapo)
The Silver Band
Premier Military Band
1010 55
56
In A Lotus Field (a Japanese Novelty)
In A Pagoda (a Japanese Intermezzo)
Premier Bijou Orchestra
1011
1012 Good-Bye To Maudie
I W.I.L.L.
Alec Kennedy (comedian)
Woolmer Young (comedian)
1013 12
24
A Farewell
The Toreador's Song (from 'Carmen') (Bizet)
Vincent Hards (tenor)
Alan Turner (baritone)
1014 Song Of My Heart (waltz)
The Better Land (F. Cowan)
Premier Bijou Orchestra
W.J. Price (cornet)
1015 43
54
The Sailor's Hornpipe
A Musical Ride
Gilbert Barton (piccolo)
Norton Greenop (banjo)
1016 The Comet
A Selection Of Country Dances
Gilbert Barton (piccolo)
Premier Bijou Orchestra
1017 Homeward Bound, march
The Elephant March
Premier Military Band
1018 4
40
Coppelia, ballet valse (Delibes)
Poet and Peasant, overture (Suppe)
Premier Concert Orchestra
1019
1020 60
61
My Treasure (Tesoro Mio) waltz (Bocucci)
Iola (barn dance)
Premier Bijou Orchestra
1021 Dream Faces (waltz)
Cavatina - "Ah! Roberto", from 'Robert le Diable' (Meyerbeer)
Premier Bijou Orchestra
Lloyd Shakespeare (11-year-old cornettist)
1022 62
63
Son Of My Soul
The Church Parade
Premier Concert Orchestra
1023
1024 55
56-A1
I Know Where To Find 'Em
It Serves You Right
Charles Denton (comedian)
1025
1026
1027
1028 67
68
With Sword And Lance, march (Starke)
The Bells Of Auld Lang Syne (Partridge)
Premier Military Band
Premier Concert Orchestra
1029
1030
1031
1032
1033
1034
1035
1036
1037
1038
1039
1040 93
95
Won't You Come Over The Garden Wall?
Girl In The Clogs And Shawl
Harry Fay

Next, the lateral cut series

Cat No. Matrix No. Title Artists as Labelled
100   Wonderful Rose Of Love
Somewhere A Voice Is Calling
Lionel Rothery
101 A
B
Wonderful Rose Of Love
Somewhere A Voice Is Calling
Lionel Rothery  (details from NF)
101   You're Here And I'm Here (from 'The Passing Show') (J. Kern)
When We've Wound Up The Watch On The Rhine (Darewski)
Harry Cove (baritone)
F. Haydon (comedian)
102 x 1
x 2
A Little Bit Of Heaven
Little Grey Home 
Stanley Kirkby
103   The Swan (from 'carnival of the Animals') (Saint-Saens)
Air Varie
George Ackroyd (flute)
104   I'll Change The Shadows To Sunshine
Show Me The Way To Your Heart
Stanley Kirkby
Charles Lester (Stanley Kirkby)
105   Shepherd's Idylle
Ave Maria (Schubert)
George Ackroyd (flute)
106   Till The Boys Come Home
There's A Light That's Burning In The Window
Stanley Kirkby
Charles Lester (Stanley Kirkby)
107 X 11
X 12
Robin Gray
The Songs Of The Birds
George Ackroyd (flute)
108 x 13
x 14
Dearie, May I Call You Dearie?
When The Angelus Is Ringing
Charles Lester (Stanley Kirkby)
Stanley Kirkby
109   The Sunshine Of Your Smile
Blue Eyes
Stanley Kirkby
110 x 17
x 18
Good-Bye Virginia
My Bird Of Paradise
Will Thompson & Harry Cove
111   Just We Two And The Moon
When It's Night Time Down In Dixie
Will Thompson & Harry Cove
112 x 21
x 22
On The 5.15
All Aboard For Dixieland
Will Oakman & B. Garland (= Will Thompson & Harry Cove)
113   He's A Rag Picker
At The Mississippi Cabaret
Will Oakman & B. Garland (= Will Thompson & Harry Cove)
114 x 25
x 26
The Heart Of Molly Malone
The Ivy Leaf
Will Thompson (with orch. accmp)
115 x 27
x 28
Private Michael Cassidy
Bravo! Antonio
Harry Cove (baritone)
116 x29
x
China Town, My China Town
You're Here And I'm Here
(from 'The Passing Show') (J. Kern)
Charles Lester (baritone) (= Stanley Kirkby)
Harry Cove (baritone)
117 x 10
x 27
There's a Light That's Burning
Michael Cassidy
Charles Lester (baritone) (= Stanley Kirkby)   
Harry Cove (baritone)                    
118 x 33
x 34
Nights Of Gladness, waltz (Ancliffe)
Destiny waltz (S. Baynes)
Royal Military Band
Clarion Bijou Orchestra
119   Melodyland - A selection of melodies, parts 1 & 2
The Spirit Of The Storm
Royal Military Band ('Silver Prize Band')
The Silver Band
120   Betty - selection, parts 1 & 2 Royal Military Band
121 X 39
X 40
To-Night's The Night, selection, parts 1 & 2 Royal Military Band
122 x 41
x 42
A Military Church Parade (descriptive)
With Sword And Lance, march
Royal Military Band
123 x 43
x 44
Till The Boys Come Home
A Little Bit Of Heaven
Stanley Kirkby
124 x 45
X 46
You Were The First One To Teach Me To Love
When You Wore A Tulip And I Wore a Big Red Rose
Stanley Kirkby
125   Your Mother's Eyes
Bad As You Are I Love You
Stanley Kirkby
Charles Lester (Stanley Kirkby)
126   Sprinkle Me With Kisses
A Jubilee In My Old Kentucky Home
Will Oakman & B. Garland (Will Thompson & Harry Cove)
Will Thompson & Harry Cove
127
x 2
The Sunshine Of Your Smile
My Little Grey Home In The West
Stanley Kirkby
128 x 53
x 54
Good-Bye Nellie
When The Great Day Comes (Novello)
Will Thompson & Harry Cove
Frank Miller (Stanley Kirkby)
129   The Ivy Leaf
Blue Eyes
Will Thompson
Stanley Kirkby
130   Under The Union Jack, march
Army And Marine, march
Royal Military Band or Silver Prize Band
131 x 59
x 60
The Conqueror, march
King Cotton, march
Royal Military Band
132 x 61
x 62
Sons Of The Brave, march
Blaze Away, march
Silver Prize Band
133   William Tell - overture, parts 1 & 2 (Rossini) The SIlver Band
134   If You Were The Only Girl In The World (Nat D. Ayer)
Another Little Drink
Miss Cowan & Stanley Kirkby
Will Thompson & Harry Cove
134   If You Were The Only Girl In The World (Nat D. Ayer)
Another Little Drink
Miss L. Saunders & Robert Carr
Will Thompson & Harry Cove
135 x 67
x 68
Are You From Dixie?
Way Down In Tennessee
H. Cove and W. Thompson
136   They All Love Jack
Tommy Lad
Frank Miller (Stanley Kirkby)
137 X 71
X 72
Love's Old Sweet Song
A Perfect Day
C. Laurence (Stanley Kirkby)
Stanley Kirkby
138   The Trumpeter
The Old Rustic Bridge By The Mill
Stanley Kirkby
139 x 75
x 76
You Will Always Be The Same Sweet Babe
A Broken Doll
Will Thompson & Harry Cove
Stanley Kirkby
140      
141      
142      
143      
144      
145   The Song Of The Birds
Nights Of Gladness, waltz (Ancliffe)
George Ackroyd (flute)
George Ison & Myra Ison (piano duet)
146      
147 x 91
x 92
The Auctioneer
The Tram Driver
Harry Bluff (comedian)
148   Ten Little Bridesmaids (from 'Razzle Dazzle') (Allendale, Lee)
When Paderewski Plays That Baby Grand
Harry Cove (baritone)
The Two Rays
149      
150   My Dreams
Whisper And I Shall Hear (Piccolomini)
Gwylym Wigley (tenor) (possibly Walter Glynne)
Jessie Broughton (contralto)
151 x 99
x 100
The Rosary (Nevin)
The Floral Dance (Moss)
Robert Howe (baritone)
152      
153 x 103
x 104
Coppelia, ballet valse (Delibes)
The Jolly Brothers, waltz (Vollstedt)
Royal Grand Orchestra
154   On His First Day Home On Leave
There's A Little Baby In The Moon
F. Norton (comedian)
The Two Rays
155      
156   A Broken Doll - selection
Tennessee - selection
Royal Grand Orchestra
157   Bric-A-Brac - selection
The Bing Boys Are Here - selection
Royal Grand Orchestra
158
x 113
Violetta Polka
Flora's Lullaby
Billy Whitlock (bells, with orch accmp)
159      
160 x 76
x 117
A Broken Doll
When You're A Long, Long Way From Home
Stanley Kirkby
161   A Lecture On Beer
A Dream Of Laughter
Billy Whitlock (comedian)
162   Nearly Promoted, parts 1 & 2 Billy Whitlock, Harry Bluff & company
163 x 123
x 124
At The Tribunal
Before The Doctor
Billy Whitlock & company
164   The Sunshine Of Your Smile (Ray)
There's A Long, Long Trail A-Winding (King, Zo Elliott)
The Ackroyd Trio (flute, violin & harp)
165   The Herd Girl's Dream (Labitzky)
Sweet And Low (A. Hollilns)
The Ackroyd Trio (flute, violin & harp)
166 x 129
x 130
Serenata - The Angel's Serenade (Braga)
Barcarolle from 'Tales Of Hoffman' (Offenbach)
The Ackroyd Trio (flute, violin & harp)
167   Love's Garden Of Roses (Haydn Wood)
Annie Laurie
Alice Hollander ("Australia's Premier contralto")
168   Some Night, Some waltz, Some Girl (Mills, Scott, Godfrey)
Have You Seen The Ducks Go By?
Alice Hollander ("Australia's Premier contralto")
J. Norrie (baritone)
169 x 135
x 136
There's A Long, Long Trail A-Winding (King, Zo Elliott)
A Rose, A Kiss, A Ring (Harrington, Cuyler, Ashton)
Robert Carr (baritone)
170 x 137
x 138
When You Come Home, Dear (Squire)
My Mother's Rosary (Lewis, Meyer)
Robert Carr (baritone)
171 x 139
x 140
Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Back
Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty
J. Norrie (baritone)
172   Have You Seen The Ducks Go By? (from 'Some') (Powell)
Jungle Johnnie (from 'Some') (J.W. Tate)
Robert Carr (baritone)
Alice Hollander ("Australia's Premier contralto")
173 x 143
x 144
M.O.T.H.E.R. (A Word That Means The World To Me)
When You Are Near
Will Thompson
B. Garland (baritone)
174   Come And Cuddle Me (J.W. Tate)
The Trail That Leads To Home (Lockton, McKenzie)
Alice Hollander ("Australia's Premier contralto")
175   Taffy's Got His Jenny In Glamorgan
When I Leave The World Behind
Will Oakman (Will Thompson)
Will Thompson
176 x 149
x 156
There's A Girl For Every Soldier
Dream Of The Old Folks, Laddie
Will Oakman (Will Thompson)
Will Thompson
177   The National Anthems Of Italy, Russia, Japan
The National Anthems Of France, Belgium & British Isles
Royal Military Band
178   High Jinks - selection, parts 1 & 2 Royal Military Band
179
 
Old Comrades, march
Colonel Bogey, march
Royal Military Band
180 x 59
x 157
The Conqueror, march
The White Czar, march
Royal Military Band
181 x 159
x 160
Reminisces Of Wales, march
The Ride Of The Valkyries (from 'Die Wakurie' - Wagner)
Royal Military Band
182 x 161
x 162
Yaaka Hula, Hickey Dula
It's A Long, Long Way To My Home In Kentucky
The Two Rays
183   The Tanks That Broke The Ranks In Picardy
Morning Star
The Two Bostons
184   The Trail That Leads To Home, Sweet, Home (Lockton, McKenzie)
Every Little While (from 'Some') (J. W. Tate)
Robert Carr (baritone)
185   Take Me Back To Dear Old Blightly (Mills, Scott, Godfrey)
Morning Star
Robert Carr (baritone)
The Two Bostons
186 x173
x176
Can't Do Without A Bit Of Love
They Call It Dixieland
The Two Rays
187   God Send You Back To Me (Adams)
Ireland Must Be Heaven, For My Mother Came From There
Robert Carr (baritone)
J. Norrie
188   Someone Would Shout Out 'Shop'
Finnigan's Ball
The Two Bostons
189      
190      
191   Down Where the Swanee River Flows
In My Dear Old Home Town
The Two Bostons
The Two Rays
192   Down Texas Way
Arizona
The Two Bostons
The Two Rays
193   Yaddie, Kaddie, Kiddie, Kaddie, Koo
What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?
The Two Bostons
The Two Rays
194   Hawaiian Butterfly
Down Where The Black-Eyed Susans Grow
The Two Bostons
The Two Rays
195      
196      
197      
198      
199      
       
349   In The Evening By Moonlight, Dear Frank Miller               [Should this be No. 149 ?]