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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 126-150 of 1375 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 0268 7-in. 6/13/1899 We won't go home till morning Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 0269 7-in. 6/13/1899 Deep within the cellar Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 0270 7-in. 6/14/1899 The palms Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 0272 7-in. June 1899 The last rose of summer Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 0274 7-in. 6/14/1899 The signal Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 0275 7-in. 6/13/1899 Some day Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 0276 7-in. 6/15/1899 Little Nell Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone, composer  
Berliner 0277 7-in. June 1899 The old folks at home Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 0278 7-in. 6/15/1899 The two grenadiers Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 0279 7-in. 6/15/1899 Exposition echoes Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone, composer  
Berliner 0280 7-in. 6/15/1899 A warrior bold Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 0281 7-in. 6/16/1899 Love thoughts Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone, composer  
Berliner 0282 7-in. 6/16/1899 Gypsy love song Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 0283 7-in. 6/16/1899 Back among the hills I loved so well Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 0284 7-in. 6/16/1899 I've waited honey, waited long for you Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Berliner 0285 7-in. June 1899 Sweet Lorena Rae Arthur Pryor Trombone solo instrumentalist, trombone, composer  
Berliner 0381 7-in. 7/28/1899 Ye Boston Tea Party Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo composer  
Berliner 0588 7-in. 10/12/1899 Little Nell Jean Moeremans Saxophone solo composer  
Berliner 0699 7-in. 11/4/1899 A coon band contest Arthur Pryor's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Berliner 0701 7-in. 11/4/1899 Sing me a song of the South Arthur Pryor's Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Berliner 0703 7-in. 11/4/1899 The gridiron march Arthur Pryor's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Berliner 0719 7-in. 11/10/1899 The exposition march Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo composer  
Berliner 0874 7-in. 1/13/1900 A coon band contest Arthur Collins Male vocal solo composer  
Berliner 01169 7-in. 4/19/1900 The man behind the gun Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Berliner 01170 7-in. 4/12/1900 A coon band contest Sousa's Band Band composer, conductor  
(Results 126-150 of 1375 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pryor, Arthur," accessed February 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103262.

Pryor, Arthur. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103262.

"Pryor, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 February 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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