Vintage orchestra recordings
Very few recordings of Edward German's orchestrations were made in the early days of sound. At present, the list is rather short, and I acknowledge that some may be missing from this list.
Shepherd's Dance (from the Henry VIII suite)
This may have been the first of German's songs to be recorded. Issued in 1902, this song is performed with a full orchestra (according to the WorldCatalogue description), with a violin solo, performed by Charles D'Almaine. There is an MP3 of it on the Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project website. According to the website, there are two more issues of this same recording, each with very different information.
1902 National Phonograph Co., no. 8070
1911 Indestructible Record [?] Columbia Phonograph Company, no. 3208
1913 Edison Blue Amberol, no. 1885
1913 Edison Amberol, no. 711
Three Dances from Henry VIII
The Edison Concert Band recorded the popular suite in 1909. There is an MP3 and a 24-bit wav file of the recording on the Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project website. Oddly, the listing on that site implies that it is only excerpts of the suite, and not the entire piece.
1909 Edison Amberol, no. 109