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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 Impecunious Davis Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-01-10
Musical group The blue Danube Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-01-17
Musical group The blue Danube Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-01-17
Musical group Ragged William Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-03-02
Musical group Tell us pretty maidens Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-03-02
Musical group Plantation pastimes Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-03-02
Musical group The sleighing party Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-03-02
Musical group On the beach Orchestra Metropolitan Orchestra 1901-03-02