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|
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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