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They are categorically not. All of the discs in this first AFRS BSO series
(years 1943 through 1948) were from live broadcasts. Zero were from RCA
recordings. 

--Kevin Mostyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Roger Kulp
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 9:33 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] afrs 16" discs - Boston Symphony info needed

I have some AFRTS 12" Lps from the Munch era.All of these are from RCA
recordings.It's possible these are too.

                                        Roger

--- On Tue, 1/5/10, Kevin P. Mostyn <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: Kevin P. Mostyn <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] afrs 16" discs - Boston Symphony info needed
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 5:30 PM

There are no catalog numbers per se. The AFRS discs were generally labeled
with the series name and program number.

These are labeled:

"BOSTON SYMPHONY" Number 38, parts 1 through 4

Matrix numbers:

Part 1: SS-3-4-5
Part 2: SS-3-4-6
Part 3: SS-3-4-7
Part 4: SS-3-4-8

Also etched on the discs is the program name and number, and the timing of
each side.

Often discs in this series have an etched date, but these do not have that.

No contents are listed on the labels.

--Kevin Mostyn

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Thomas Stern
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2010 1:23 PM
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] afrs 16" discs - Boston Symphony info needed

Can someone provide matrix nos./catalog numbers for the following:

Armed Forces Radio Service, Boston Symphony No. 38 [16 inch, vinyl, 2 discs,
4 sides].
GRETCHANINOV: Ecumenical Mass, opus 174   1944/02/26

label scan would also be very useful.

Thanks!
Best wishes, Thomas.