May Aufderheide  (1888-1972)
Last updated: 21.02.17
Quoting from the Arcadian Press sheet notes: "May Aufderheide was one of the most successful of the women ragtime composers. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 21, 1888. She studied classical music and was a popular pianist in her home town area. She loved popular music and, in addition to playing rags, started to compose her own. Her first published composition, "Dusty Rag" (1908), was a hit and is considered the first major rag from the Indianapolis - Ohio Valley. "Dusty Rag" was so successful that her father started his own music publishing company. In the following four years J.H. Aufderheide Music Publishing Company published 18 other compositions by May Aufderheide. She married Thomas M. Kaufmann in 1908 who joined her father's primary business, a loan company. She seemed to have stopped composing and publishing somewhere around 1915. They had one son and, in 1947, moved to Southern California. May Aufderheide died in Pasadena, California on September 1, 1972.

Further reading:
Ragtime (Modern Library), by David A. Jasen and Trebor Jay Tichenor (New York: Seabury Press, 1978)
Women Composers of Ragtime, by Carolynn A. Lindemann Theodor Presser Company, 1985)


Websites :
url15.gif May Aufderheide Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  
Further sheet music at DBE: ON HOLD

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Ragtime Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Mimi Blais on "Once Upon a Rag Time" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Mimi Blais on "Sunday Morning" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Chrysanthemum Ragtime Band on "Preserves" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Chrysanthemum Ragtime Band on "Preserves, Vol. 1" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Virginia Eskin on "Fluffy Ruffle Girls: Women in Ragtime" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Nancy Fierro on "Rags And Riches" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Audley Green on "Spirituals and Rags" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Frederick Hodges on "Kitten on the Keys: Ragtime, Novelty & Stride Classics" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Pianola Ragtime: Early Piano Jazz and Ragtime Played on Pianola Rolls: Vol. 2" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Spirit of Ragtime" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "The Traditional Jazz Ragtime Collection" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Max Morath on "The Ragtime Women" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra on "Grace and Beauty" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra on "New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Trebor Jay Tichenor on "Ragtime Reunion"
cd15.gif Bryan Wright on "Syncopated Musings: Classic Piano Rags and Ragtime Waltzes" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
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DBE080 Blue Ribbon Rag (1910)
A(T)/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B)A(T)/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
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DBE081 Buzzer Rag (1909)
D/A/T/T/B/GB(B)D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2½ mins.
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DBE081D Buzzer Rag (1909)
D/T/T/BD/T/T/B, approx. 2½ mins.
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DBE082 Dusty (1908) - Rag
D/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B)D/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B), approx. 2 mins.
out-of-print 12.00 10.00 15.50  
DBE083 I Want A Patriotic Girl (1911)
A/T/T/B/B/GB(B)/V(OT)A/T/T/B/B/GB(B)/V(OT), approx. 4½ mins.
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DBE085 Novelty Rag (1911)
T/T/T/B/GB(B)T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
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DBE086 The Richmond Rag (1908)
A/A/T/T/B/B/GB(B)A/A/T/T/B/B/GB(B), approx. 2½ mins.
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DBE087 The Thriller! (1909) - Rag
D/A/T/T/B/GB(B)D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2½ mins.
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DBE088 A Totally Different Rag (1910)
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B)A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2¾ mins.
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[§] Blue Ribbon Rag (1910) A(T)/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
[§] Buzzer Rag (1909) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
[§] Buzzer Rag (1909) D/T/T/B dbe15.gifmp315.gif
[§] Dusty (1908) D/T/T+B/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
[§] Dusty Rag (1908) S/A/T/B AUF6
[§] I Want a Patriotic Girl (1911) A/T/T/B/GB(B)/V(OT) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
[§] Novelty Rag (1911) T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
[§] The Richmond Rag (1908) A/A/T/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
[§] The Richmond Rag (1909) S/A/T/B AUF11
[§] The Thriller! (1909) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
[§] A Totally Different Rag (1910) D/D/T/B AUF7
[§] A Totally Different Rag (1910) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 18 works by May Aufderheide (1888-1972). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

Dusty (1908) wvicon.gif
Drifting in Dreams With You (1911) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Aufderheide
The Richmond Rag (1908) wvicon.gif
I Want a Patriotic Girl (1911) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Aufderheide
Buzzer Rag (1909) wvicon.gif
I Want a Real Lovin' Man (1911) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Aufderheide
with Paul Pratt
The Thriller! (1909) wvicon.gif
Novelty Rag (1911) wvicon.gif
Blue Ribbon Rag (1910) wvicon.gif
Pelham Waltzes (1911) wvicon.gif
In Bamboo Land (1910) wvicon.gif
Words by: Earl C. Jones
Pompeian Waltzes (1911) wvicon.gif
My Girl of the Golden Days (1910) wvicon.gif
Words by: Earl C. Jones
You and Me in the Summertime (1911) wvicon.gif
Words by: Rudolph Aufderheide
A Totally Different Rag - Song (1910) wvicon.gif
Words by: Earl C. Jones
Dusty Rag - Song (1912) wvicon.gif
Words by: J. Will Callahan
A Totally Different Rag (1910) wvicon.gif
I'll Pledge My Heart to You (1914) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Aufderheide