David Wallis Reeves

David Wallis Reeves (February 14, 1838 – March 8, 1900), also known as D. W. Reeves or Wally Reeves, was an American composer, cornetist, and bandleader. He developed the American march style, later made famous by the likes of John Philip Sousa, and his innovations include adding a countermelody to the American march form in 1876. Sousa called Reeves "The Father of Band Music in America", and stated he wished he himself had written Reeves' "Second Regiment Connecticut National Guard March". Charles Ives also borrowed from the "Second Connecticut" on four occasions.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 14, 1838 (Oswego), Died March 8, 1900 (Providence)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 50 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 01284 7-in. Before June 1900 The night alarm Metropolitan Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]284 7-in. 1/19/1901 The night alarm Metropolitan Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]284 10-in. 5/1/1902 The night alarm Metropolitan Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]284 12-in. 5/1/1902 The night alarm Metropolitan Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1217 7-in. 1/29/1902 Second Regiment Connecticut National Guard march Kendle's First Regiment Band Band, with drum solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1217 10-in. 1/29/1902 Second Connecticut march Kendle's First Regiment Band Band, with drum solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1432 7-in. 6/18/1902 United Service passing in review Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1432 10-in. 6/18/1902 United Service passing in review Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]1432 12-in. 6/18/1902 United Service passing in review Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1743 7-in. 11/11/1902 Second Connecticut march American Band of Providence Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1743 10-in. 11/11/1902 Second Connecticut march American Band of Providence Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]2211 12-in. between 1901 and 1903 Narragansett march Victor Grand Concert Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3028 10-in. 2/28/1901 Second Connecticut march Kendle's First Regiment Band Band composer  
Victor A-207 7-in. 7/28/1903 The night alarm Metropolitan Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-207 10-in. 7/28/1903 The night alarm Metropolitan Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor A-210 7-in. 7/29/1903 Second Connecticut march Clarke's Band of Providence Band composer  
Victor B-210 10-in. 7/29/1903 Second Connecticut march Clarke's Band of Providence Band composer  
Victor C-210 12-in. 7/29/1903 Second Connecticut march Clarke's Band of Providence Band composer  
Victor A-273 7-in. 8/14/1903 United Service passing in review Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor B-273 10-in. 8/14/1903 United Service passing in review Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor C-273 12-in. 8/14/1903 United Service passing in review Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor A-311 7-in. 8/18/1903 United Service passing in review Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor B-311 10-in. 8/18/1903 The United Services passing in review Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor C-311 12-in. 8/18/1903 The United Services passing in review Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor A-1603 7-in. 7/14/1904 Second Connecticut march Kendle's First Regiment Band Band composer  
(Results 1-25 of 50 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Reeves, David Wallis," accessed June 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106132.

Reeves, David Wallis. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106132.

"Reeves, David Wallis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106132

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