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Metropolitan Orchestra

Metropolitan Orchestra was the name of Victor's first "house orchestra"—a group formed for the express purpose of making recordings for that company. According to a 1901 Victor catalog, this group was directed by "S. H. Kendle and Mr. Frank Kelly." The Metropolitan, a typical dance/salon orchestra of the day, used standard "stock" orchestrations but substituted a clarinet for the violin lead. For more about "stock" arrangements, see African-American Band Music & Recordings, 1883–1923.

The following recordings featuring Metropolitan Orchestra are available in the National Jukebox:

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  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Musical group Suwanee River Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1904-09-22
Musical group The night alarm Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-01-19
Musical group Medley overture Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1900-10-10
Musical group The girl from Maxim's Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-06-13
Musical group My country 'tis of thee Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Victor Male Chorus [i.e., Haydn Quartet] 1902-06-05
Musical group Hiawatha two step Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1903-02-05
Musical group Trolley car galop Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1903-06-11
Musical group The birds and the brook Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1902-04-04
Musical group My dream waltz Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1902-04-10
Musical group Suwanee River Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1900-10-10