The Library of Congress > National Jukebox > Artists > Metropolitan Orchestra

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:

Results: 11-20 of 38
  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Musical group The gridiron march Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-03-02
Musical group Suwanee River Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1903-07-28
Musical group Ragged William Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-03-20
Musical group Fanchette Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-01-17
Musical group Trolley car galop Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1902-11-21
Musical group Les patiniers Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1902-05-01
Musical group Schottische Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1902-04-01
Musical group The birds and the brook Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1902-04-04
Musical group Under the Double Eagle march Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1902-04-02
Musical group El capitan march Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-12-02