F. W. Meacham

Frank White Meacham (May 31, 1856 – December 22, 1909) was an American composer and arranger of Tin Pan Alley.

Meacham was born in Brooklyn, New York. His most famous work is American Patrol (1885), a popular march. Written originally for piano, it was then arranged for wind band and published by Carl Fischer in 1891. It was later arranged for Glenn Miller's swing band by Jerry Gray, and was also arranged by composer Morton Gould.

Meacham lived in New York City for much of his life. Many of his works were military marches, tribute pieces, and early ragtime works. He died in New York City of pneumonia and is buried in the Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, New York.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 31, 1856, Died December 22, 1909

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]382 10-in. 12/18/1902 American patrol Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]382 7-in. 10/6/1900 American patrol Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor B-251 10-in. 8/12/1903 American patrol Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor E-251 8-in. 4/10/1906 American patrol Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor A-251 7-in. 8/12/1903 American patrol Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor B-8084 10-in. 6/29/1909 Yankee patrol Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-16141 10-in. 6/25/1915 American patrol Six Brown Brothers Saxophone sextet composer  
Victor B-18792 10-in. 12/12/1916 American patrol Ferdinand Himmelreich Piano solo composer  
Victor C-29075 12-in. 12/12/1923 Popularity march Victor Band Band composer  
Victor BVE-53491 10-in. 7/5/1929 American patrol Rosario Bourdon ; Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor BS-026810 10-in. 9/7/1938 American patrol Goldman Band Band composer  
Victor PBS-072230 10-in. 4/2/1942 American patrol Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D7VB-1861 10-in. 11/7/1947 American patrol Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band composer  
Columbia 1795 10-in. ca. 1904 Yankee patrol Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 3044 10-in. between 1904 and January 1905 American patrol Charles P. Lowe Xylophone solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 19434 10-in. 6/26/1911 American patrol Brown Brothers' Saxophone Quintette Saxophone quintet composer  
Columbia 19790 10-in. 3/7/1912 American patrol American Saxophone Band Saxophone quintet composer  
Columbia 45829 10-in. 6/29/1915 American patrol Howard Kopp Xylophone solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46902 10-in. 7/12/1916 American patrol Excelsior Saxophone Sextet Instrumental sextet composer  
Columbia 47189 10-in. 11/24/1916 American patrol Saxo Sextette [i.e., Columbia Saxophone Sextette] Saxophone sextet composer  
Columbia 47234 10-in. 12/15/1916 American patrol Prince's Band Band composer  
Columbia 78543 10-in. 7/3/1919 American patrol Columbia Saxophone Sextette Saxophone sextet composer  
Columbia 78862 10-in. 12/12/1919 American patrol George Hamilton Green Xylophone solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 49206 12-in. 5/28/1917 American patrol Chicago Symphony Orchestra ; Frederick Stock Orchestra composer  
OKeh 153 10-in. approximately May 1918 American patrol Military Band Band composer  
(Results 1-25 of 29 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Meacham, F. W.," accessed October 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106395.

Meacham, F. W.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106395.

"Meacham, F. W.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 October 2023.

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