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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 201-225 of 1375 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]307 7-in. 10/1/1900 The man behind the gun Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]307 10-in. 6/21/1902 The man behind the gun Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]308 7-in. 10/4/1900 The directorate march Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]309 7-in. 10/6/1900 Fanny waltz Arthur Pryor ; Sousa's Band Band, with trombone solo arranger, instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]310 7-in. 10/5/1900 Love thoughts Arthur Pryor ; Sousa's Band Trombone solo, with band composer, instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]310 10-in. 5/8/1902 Love thoughts Arthur Pryor ; Sousa's Band Trombone solo, with band composer, instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]311 7-in. 10/6/1900 Blue bells of Scotland Arthur Pryor ; Sousa's Band Trombone solo, with band arranger, instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]311 10-in. 1/1/1902 Blue bells of Scotland Arthur Pryor ; Sousa's Band Trombone solo, with band arranger, instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]312 7-in. 10/2/1900 A coon band contest Sousa's Band Band composer, conductor  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]312 10-in. 12/31/1901 A coon band contest Sousa's Band Band composer, conductor  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]313 7-in. 10/1/1900 A dream of Wagner Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]314 7-in. 10/1/1900 An Arkansaw huskin' bee Sousa's Band Band composer, conductor  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]314 10-in. 6/21/1902 An Arkansaw huskin' bee Sousa's Band Band composer, conductor  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]314 12-in. 6/21/1902 An Arkansaw huskin' bee Sousa's Band Band composer, conductor  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]315 7-in. 10/1/1900 At a Georgia camp meeting Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]315 10-in. 1/1/1902 At a Georgia camp meeting Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]316 7-in. 10/2/1900 A hot time in the old town tonight Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]316 10-in. 6/18/1902 A hot time in the old town Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]317 7-in. 10/2/1900 Chopin's waltz Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]317 10-in. 12/16/1902 Chopin's waltz Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]318 7-in. 10/2/1900 Chopin's polonaise Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]318 10-in. 12/16/1902 Chopin's polonaise Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]319 7-in. 10/2/1900 Circus galop Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]319 10-in. 4/3/1901 Circus galop Sousa's Band Band conductor  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]319 12-in. 6/25/1901 Circus galop Sousa's Band Band conductor  
(Results 201-225 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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