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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 26-50 of 1375 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 3306 7-in. 7/27/1897 Love thoughts waltz Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone, composer  
Berliner 3307 7-in. July 1897 The signal polka Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3308 7-in. 7/27/1897 Little Nell Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone, composer  
Berliner 3309 7-in. 7/27/1897 There’ll come a time Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3310 7-in. 7/27/1897 Happy days in Dixie Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3311 7-in. 8/31/1897 Down deep within the cellar Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3312 7-in. 8/31/1897 The blue bells of Scotland Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3313 7-in. 8/31/1897 The two grenadiers Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3314 7-in. 8/31/1897 We won’t go home till morning Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3315 7-in. Before Oct. 1898 La cinquantaine Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3316 7-in. 6/18/1898 A warrior bold Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3317 7-in. 6/30/1898 Some day Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3318 7-in. Before Apr. 1899 Old glory waves on high Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3319 7-in. 7/26/1898 How I love my Lu Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3320 7-in. Before Apr. 1899 Break the news to mother Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3410 7-in. Before Nov. 1897 Answer Henry Higgins ; Arthur Pryor Cornet and trombone duet instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3412 7-in. Nov. 1897 Nearer, my God, to Thee Henry Higgins ; Arthur Pryor Cornet and trombone duet instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3426 7-in. Before Oct. 1898 This house is haunted P. Pike, [i.e., Arthur Pryor] ; Z. Zinc [i.e., Henry Higgins] Cornet and trombone duet (Comic) instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3427 7-in. 6/17/1898 One word Henry Higgins ; Arthur Pryor Cornet and trombone duet instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3428 7-in. 6/17/1898 On the banks of the Wabash far away Henry Higgins ; Arthur Pryor Cornet and trombone duet instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3429 7-in. 6/17/1898 The bridal rose Henry Higgins ; Arthur Pryor Cornet and trombone duet instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3430 7-in. 6/30/1898 Cheerfulness Henry Higgins ; Arthur Pryor Cornet and trombone duet instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 3908 7-in. Before Apr. 1899 Exposition echoes Jean Moeremans Saxophone solo composer  
Berliner 7000 7-in. Before Apr. 1899 The gridiron Metropolitan Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Berliner 075 7-in. 4/22/1899 Hands across the sea march Sousa's Band Band conductor  
(Results 26-50 of 1375 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pryor, Arthur," accessed February 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103262.

Pryor, Arthur. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103262.

"Pryor, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 February 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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