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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 The siren Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-03-20
Musical group Zamona Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-03-20
Musical group At the Pan-I-merry-can Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-06-13
Musical group Negro pleasures Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-06-13
Musical group Quadrille : On with the dance Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1902-02-12
Musical group Pullman porter's ball Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-12-02
Musical group San Toy selection Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-03-20
Musical group The village orchestra will do the best they can Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-03-20
Musical group The shirt waist girl Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1902-10-01
Musical group A southern reverie Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-01-10