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Arthur Pryor

Arthur Willard Pryor (September 22, 1869 – June 18, 1942) was a trombone virtuoso, bandleader, and soloist with the Sousa Band. He was a prolific composer of band music, his best-known composition being "The Whistler and His Dog". In later life, he became a Democratic Party politician from New Jersey, who served on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders during the 1930s.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 22nd, 1870 (St. Joseph), Died June 18th, 1942 (West Long Branch)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1894 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor, trombone, composer, director, arranger, piano

Notes: Noted by Berliner Gramophone Co. as "Assistant Conductor of Sousa's Band."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 1375 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 20 7-in. 11/21/1894 Mendelssohn's wedding march Artists vary Band conductor  
Berliner 65 7-in. 8/18/1897 Orange blossoms Sousa's Band Band composer  
Berliner 69 7-in. 9/1/1897 Little Marcia Marie Arthur Pryor ; Sousa's Band Band, with trombone solo composer, instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 83 7-in. Sept. 1897-Mar. 1899 The march king Sousa's Band Band composer  
Berliner 93 7-in. Apr. 1898-Mar. 1899 Ye Boston Tea Party march Sousa's Band Band composer  
Berliner 108 7-in. 4/9/1898 The matinee girl Sousa's Band Band composer  
Berliner 109 7-in. 4/9/1898 The blue Danube waltz Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Berliner 117 7-in. Apr. 1898 La Marseillaise Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Berliner 123 7-in. 9/1/1898 Intermezzo Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Berliner 127 7-in. Apr. 1898 The first heart throbs Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Berliner 128 7-in. 5/29/1898 The meeting of the blue & gray Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Berliner 133 7-in. Apr. 1898 Flee as a bird Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Berliner 139[a] 7-in. 9/2/1898 A hot time medley march Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Berliner 141 7-in. 9/2/1898 Songs of Scotland Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Berliner 221 7-in. 11/1/1897 Miserere Henry Higgins ; Arthur Pryor Cornet and trombone duet instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 266 7-in. 7/28/1897 Little Nell Noble McDonald Piano solo composer  
Berliner 272 7-in. 10/31/1898 Love thoughts Noble McDonald Piano solo composer  
Berliner 315[a] 7-in. 11/2/1898 Little Nell August P. Stengler Clarinet solo composer  
Berliner 1497 7-in. Before Apr. 1899 Love thoughts Metropolitan Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Berliner 3300 7-in. 7/2/1897 Sweet Lorena Ray Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone, composer  
Berliner 3301 7-in. 7/2/1897 Exposition echoes Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone, composer  
Berliner 3302 7-in. Before Apr. 1899 Say au revoir, but not goodbye Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3303 7-in. 7/2/1897 The palms Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3304 7-in. 7/2/1897 You’re so good, Daddy Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3305 7-in. 7/27/1897 Rocked in the cradle of the deep Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
(Results 1-25 of 1375 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pryor, Arthur," accessed November 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103262.

Pryor, Arthur. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103262.

"Pryor, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103262

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