Philip Egner

Philip Egner (April 17, 1870 – February 3, 1956) was a U.S. military bandmaster who served as longtime director of the U.S. Army's West Point Band.

As a child, Egner was a musical prodigy. During his early career he performed with the Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic, but left civilian life to join the U.S. Army at the outbreak of the Spanish–American War, spending three years in the Philippines as bandmaster of the 17th Infantry Regiment. He would later be appointed band director at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and is best remembered for composing "On, Brave Old Army Team", West Point's fight song.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 17th, 1870 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-56857 10-in. 6/19/1930 The girl I left behind me United States Army Band Band arranger  
Victor CVE-56858 12-in. 6/19/1930 The girl I left behind me United States Army Band Band arranger  
Victor BS-73875 10-in. 10/27/1932 College medley Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-071954 10-in. 2/20/1942 The Infantry (Kings of the highway) Four Clubmen ; Leonard W. Joy ; Victor Military Band Band, with male vocal quartet arranger  
Victor BS-Test-1156 10-in. 10/27/1932 College medley, part 1 Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick WP667 10-in. approximately June 1928 Official West Point march United States Military Academy Band Band composer  
Brunswick WP668 10-in. approximately June 1928 West Point football songs United States Military Academy Band Band composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Egner, Philip," accessed October 31, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109342.

Egner, Philip. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109342.

"Egner, Philip." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 31 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109342

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