Harold Josiah Crosby

Harold Josiah Crosby (February 11, 1886 – January 18, 1920) was a composer and arranger of band and orchestra music best known for his marches. Crosby was born in Dexter, Maine and studied at Colby College, the University of Maine, and the New England Conservatory of Music. He played trombone, euphonium (baritone), piano, and organ for several orchestras and theater ensembles. Crosby's marches rose to prominence in the early 20th century, with several pieces becoming staples of military bands during World War I. He died in New York City on January 18, 1920. Three volumes of the Heritage of the March record series were dedicated to his work.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 11th, 1886, Died January 18th, 1920

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 77670 10-in. 2/9/1918 The regiment's return Prince's Band Band composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Crosby, Harold Josiah," accessed August 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101448.

Crosby, Harold Josiah. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101448.

"Crosby, Harold Josiah." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101448


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