Re: Another "unknown" rag
- <<The July 26, 1913 issue of Music Trade Review contains this short article:
"The Gulbransen Rag."
H. W. Willett, a piano salesman of Middleton,
Wis., has composed a piece of music which he has
named the "Gulbransen Rag." He has suggested
that it be published and used in the form of an
advertisement, thus ably extolling the virtues of
the Gulbransen player action.<<
This was more accurate information than I could have hoped for! :-)
<<By the way - I wish you'd amend your piano rolls page to credit the
recording artist for each MIDI/MP3.<<
Yes, you are right - I should have added information about roll ID and
artist from the beginning. Not so easy now that I have a backlog of 183
rags. I will start collecting this information and hopefully add it
later this year.
- This is not an unknown rag but certainly an obscure one, found on piano
roll AEO 98955: The Fiddler's Rag by Trovato & A. C. Manning (1911).
Trovato sounds like an artist name - possibly but not necessarily - of a
fiddler. The cover says "AS APPEARED IN THE EVENING JOURNAL" and Trovato
is in big letters, as if he was a well known figure. It seems that the
score was first published in this magazine before being published by
Leo. Feist, New York.
I have zero background information on the composers - does anyone know
who they were? It's a pretty good rag in my opinion.