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 101-125 of 1375 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Berliner||0223||7-in.||6/8/1899||Little flatterer||Sousa's Band||Band||conductor|
|Berliner||0224||7-in.||June 1899||Dance of the sprites||Sousa's Band||Band||conductor|
|Berliner||0225||7-in.||6/8/1899||La czarine||Sousa's Band||Band||conductor|
|Berliner||0226||7-in.||6/9/1899||Songs of Scotland||Sousa's Band||Band||conductor|
|Berliner||0227||7-in.||6/9/1899||Star spangled banner||Sousa's Band||Band||conductor|
|Berliner||0228||7-in.||6/9/1899||The stars and stripes forever||Sousa's Band||Band||conductor|
|Berliner||0229||7-in.||6/6/1899||Bride elect march||Sousa's Band||Band||conductor|
|Berliner||0230||7-in.||6/8/1899||El capitan||Sousa's Band||Band||conductor|
|Berliner||0231||7-in.||June 1899||King Cotton||Sousa's Band||Band||conductor|
|Berliner||0236||7-in.||6/8/1899||Gladiator march||Sousa's Band||Band||conductor|
|Berliner||0237||7-in.||June 1899||The march king||Sousa's Band||Band||composer, conductor|
|Berliner||0238||7-in.||6/8/1899||Wedding march||Sousa's Band||Band||conductor|
|Berliner||0239||7-in.||6/9/1899||The meeting of the blue and the gray||Sousa's Band||Band||conductor|
|Berliner||0240||7-in.||6/8/1899||Handicap march||Sousa's Band||Band||conductor|
|Berliner||0241||7-in.||June 1899||Scorcher||Sousa's Band||Band||conductor|
|Berliner||0243||7-in.||6/8/1899||The serenade : Waltz||Sousa's Band||Band||conductor|
|Berliner||0244||7-in.||6/6/1899||The Phroso waltzes||Sousa's Band||Band||conductor|
|Berliner||0246||7-in.||6/6/1899||The blue Danube waltz||Sousa's Band||Band||conductor|
|Berliner||0247||7-in.||June 1899||At a Georgia campmeeting||Sousa's Band||Band||conductor|
|Berliner||0261||7-in.||6/13/1899||Just one girl||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone, conductor|
|Berliner||0262||7-in.||6/12/1899||Because||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Berliner||0263||7-in.||June 1899||Rocked in the cradle of the deep||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Berliner||0264||7-in.||6/12/1899||Sweet, sweet love||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Berliner||0265||7-in.||June 1899||The dying poet||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Berliner||0266||7-in.||6/14/1899||My queen Irene||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone|
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.
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