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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 1351-1375 of 1375 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh S-7807 10-in. Mar. 1921 The whistler and his dog Sibyl Sanderson Fagan Whistling solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E33065 10-in. 6/19/1930 The whistler and his dog Lew White Organ solo, with xylophone composer  
Edison 2608 10-in. 12/4/1913 After sunset Band (unidentified; Edison Records) Band composer  
Edison 4983 10-in. 9/12/1916 The whistler and his dog New York Military Band Band composer  
Edison 5080 10-in. 10/19/1916 Heart of America march New York Military Band Band composer  
Edison 6155 10-in. between 5/1/1918 and 5/7/1918 After sunset Robert Gayler ; Dorothy Hoyle Violin solo, with piano composer  
Gramophone 0EA1170 10-in. 8/11/1938 The whistler and his dog Band of H. M. Coldstream Guards ; Lieut. J. C. Windram Band composer  
Zonophone Z-18 10-in. 6/15/1910 Sir Nigel Arthur Pryor ; Zonophone Band Band conductor  
Zonophone Z-19 10-in. 6/15/1910 The coming regiment Arthur Pryor ; Zonophone Band Band conductor  
Zonophone Z-20 10-in. 6/15/1910 King Carl Arthur Pryor ; Zonophone Band Band conductor  
Zonophone Z-21 10-in. 6/15/1910 King Radium Arthur Pryor ; Zonophone Band Band conductor  
Zonophone Z-22 10-in. 6/15/1910 La corona Arthur Pryor ; Zonophone Band Band conductor  
Zonophone Z-23 10-in. 6/15/1910 Kaiser march Arthur Pryor ; Zonophone Concert Band Band conductor  
Zonophone Z-24 10-in. 6/15/1910 My hero Arthur Pryor ; Zonophone Band Band conductor  
Zonophone Z-25 10-in. 6/15/1910 Marguerite Arthur Pryor ; Zonophone Band Band conductor  
Zonophone Z-27 10-in. 6/15/1910 Old wine in new bottles Arthur Pryor ; Zonophone Band Band conductor  
Zonophone Z-28 10-in. 6/15/1910 Bulgarian march Arthur Pryor ; Zonophone Band Band conductor  
Zonophone Z-29 10-in. 6/15/1910 Where the River Shannon flows Arthur Pryor ; Zonophone Band Band conductor  
Zonophone Z-30 10-in. 6/15/1910 Motor king Arthur Pryor ; Zonophone Band Band conductor  
Zonophone Z-31 10-in. 6/15/1910 Visions of Salome Arthur Pryor ; Zonophone Band Band conductor  
Zonophone Z-32 10-in. 6/15/1910 S. R. Henry barn dance Arthur Pryor ; Zonophone Band Band conductor  
Zonophone Z-33 10-in. 6/15/1910 Songe d'automne Arthur Pryor ; Zonophone Band Band conductor  
Zonophone Z-34 10-in. 6/15/1910 Continental guards parade Arthur Pryor ; Zonophone Band Band conductor  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 225-B] 10-in. between late 1908 and early 1909 The triumph of old glory Band (probably Leeds & Catlin house band) Band composer  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 4177] 10-in. between late 1903 and 1904 Mr. Blackman Leeds Orchestra ; Len Spencer Quintet Male vocal quintet, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1351-1375 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.

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

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