About the cylinder
This reproduction 5 inch dimeter cylinder record is produced in our robust resin and dyed the same vivid pink as the original Lambert records. The raised patent date is molded into the end and an ink stamped title applied.
We have endeavored to replicate the utilitarian style of the Lambert box as far as practically possible.
About the music
Hiawatha, sometimes referred to as A Summer Idyll, was written by Charles N. Daniels, under the pseudonym of Neil Moret, in 1901.
The version Vulcan offers here has been transferred from a Lambert Concert cylinder, number 5090, played by the American Parlour Orchestra. It was first released in 1902, just at a time when there was an increasing demand for material about the American Indian, and for music in the intermezzo style.
In 1902, the Whitney-Warner Publishing Company of Detroit paid Daniel’s $10,000 for the rights to the tune and engaged lyricist James O’Dea to add an appropriate and evocative text to it.