Abe Holzmann  (1874-1939)
Last updated: 24.06.17
The following is taken from the New York Herald on Sunday, 13th January, 1901 as re-printed on the back cover of He Laid Away A Suit Of Gray To Wear The Union Blue composed by Ben Jansen (music) and Edward M. Wickes (words), published by Feist and Frankenthaler, New York, to advertise Holzmann's Hunky Dory.

GERMAN COMPOSER WHO WRITES AMERICAN CAKEWALK MUSIC
There is in this country at the present time a celebrated writer of classical music whose propensity for composing darkie dances has given him an international reputation. His name is A. Holzmann and he is a German of high musical education. His knowledge of bass and counterpoint is thorough, and his standard compositions bear the stamp of harmonic lore, which makes his proclivity for the writing of the popular style of music the more remarkable. Still, he continues to compose the latter, and with such unqualified success that his name has now become associated with the leading successes in this line in the country.
When John Philip Sousa raised his baton to the opening measures of Composer Holzmann's famous "Smoky Mokes" last season, the noted bandmaster's audience was nonplussed. Then surprise gave way to delight and vociferous applause. Persons in the audience consulting their programmes discovered a new genius in their midst. From that hour the name of Holzmann was a byword for American cakewalks, and "Smoky Mokes" re-echoed upon the pianos of a million music lovers. Then followed "A Bunch of Blackberries" and other famous oddities in Southern music by the same composer.
An interesting idea of the American love for the Antonín Dvorák theme in the plantation melody is seen in Composer Holzmann's latest creation, "Hunky Dory". As can be gleaned from the accompanying extract of this quaint composition, the music is a happy combination of the cake walk and the two-step. the melody is rhythmical and full of jingling originality and tempts one's feet to impulsive action. The HERALD presents this unique creation to its readers from Composer Holzmann's original manuscript. The dance will be simultaneously produced in England, France and Germany during the coming month, and is already in vogue with the leading orchestras and bands in this country.

Well, dear surfer, that was quite a charming article wasn't it? My first acquaintance with Holzmann's work was his famous Blaze-Away! which I first heard in my childhood never dreaming that one day I would get around to adapting this stirring march for a recorder ensemble!


Websites :
url15.gif Abe Holzmann Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  

Further sheet music at DBE: ON HOLD

Abe Holzmann  (1874-1939) has at least 12 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.

Alagazam - Song
Words and Music by Abe Holzmann.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1903. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Set to the music of the march and two step of the same name
Flying Arrow Intermezzo indienne [sic]. March & two step
By Abe Holzmann.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1906. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Get on the Raft With Taft Campaign song of the People
Music by Abe Holzmann. Words by: Harry D. Kerr.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Love Sparks Waltzes
By Abe Holzmann.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1909. Sheet Music 9 pages. Limited availability.
b0000cxj62_m.jpgLove-Land Waltzes
By Abe Holzmann.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1905. Sheet Music 7 pages. Limited availability.
Mandy Song
Words and Music by Abe Holzmann.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1906. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Nyomo - Song A Mexican love song
Words and Music by Abe Holzmann.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1904. Sheet Music. Limited availability.
b0000cxj67_m.jpgOld Faithful
By Abe Holzmann.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1907. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
b0000cxj6a_m.jpgUncle Sammy March and two step
By Abe Holzmann.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1904. Sheet Music. Limited availability.
Uncle Sammy - Song March song
Words and Music by Abe Holzmann.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1904. Sheet Music 7 pages. Limited availability.
b0000cxj6c_m.jpgYankee Grit March and two-step
By Abe Holzmann.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1905. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
You'll Have to Transfer A song of the day
By Abe Holzmann.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1899. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Theme by Leo Feist
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Ragtime Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Eubie Blake on "Golden Reunion in Ragtime" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "Whipped Cream Rag"
cd15.gif Various Artists on "American Light Music Classics" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Cakewalks, Rags & Blues - Military Style" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "From Cake-Walk To Ragtime 1898-1916" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "From Ragtime to Jazz Vol. 4: 1896-1922" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Good Time Jazz Story" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "I'll Dance till de Sun Breaks through" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Kings of the Ragtime Banjo" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.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 "Ragtime to Jazz: Vol. 1" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Ragtime, Vol. 1: 1897-1919" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Ring, Ring de Banjo: Banjo Showpieces" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Spaghetti Rag: Rag Music with Mandolins" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "That Devilin' Tune" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Thatsum Rag!" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "That Demon Rag!" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Tony Parenti on "Ragtime Jubilee" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif The Skirtlifters on "A Ragtime Episode" flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Richard Zimmerman on "The Roots of Ragtime" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
Brass Music CDs:
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Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE481 A La Carte (1915) - One Step
T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 5¾ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE482 Alagazam (1902) - Cake Walk, March and Two Step
A(T)/T/T/B/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE483 Blaze-Away! (1901) - March - Two Step
A/T/T+B/B+T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
out-of-print 15.00 12.50 19.50  
DBE484 Bunch O' Blackberries (1899) - Cake Walk & Two Step
A/T/T/B/B(GB), approx. 3¾ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE485 Calanthe (1900) - Waltzes
A+B/A/T/B+T/B/GB(B), approx. 10½ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE486 Cowperthwait Centennial March (1907)
A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
1-2 days
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DBE487 Flying Arrow (1906) - Intermezzo Indienne
A+S/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 6¼ mins.
1-2 days
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 DBE488 Hunky-Dory (1900) - Cake Walk & Two Step
A(T)/T/T/B/B/GB(B), approx. 5¾ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE489 Love-Land (1905) - Waltzes
A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 8½ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE493 Nyomo (1906) - March & Two Step
T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 2¾ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE490 Old Faithful (1907) - March & Two Step
T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
out-of-print 12.00 10.00 15.50  
DBE491 Smoky Mokes (1899) - Cake Walk & Two Step
A/A(T)/T/B/B/GB(B), approx. 6 mins.
1-2 days
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DBE492 Spirit of Independence (1912) - Military March & Two Step
T/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 4¼ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE494 Uncle Sammy (1904) - March & Two Step
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE495 The Whip (1913) - March & Two Step
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 4¼ mins.
1-2 days
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 DBE496 The Winning Fight (1911) - March & Two Step
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 4¾ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE497 Yankee Grit (1905) - March and Two-Step
T/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 2½ mins.
1-2 days
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     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif A La Carte (1915) T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Alagazam (1902) A(T)/T/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Blaze-Away! (1901) A/T/T+B/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Bunch O' Blackberries (1899) A/T/T/B/B(GB) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Calanthe (1900) A+B/A/T/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Cowperthwait Centennial March (1907) A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Flying Arrow (1906) A+S/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Hunky-Dory (1900) A(T)/T/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Love-Land (1905) A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Nyomo (1906) T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Old Faithful (1907) T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Smoky Mokes (1899) A/A(T)/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Spirit of Independence (1912) T/T/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Uncle Sammy (1904) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif The Whip (1913) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B)  dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif The Winning Fight (1911) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Yankee Grit (1905) T/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 28 works by Abe Holzmann (1874-1939). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

Bunch O' Blackberries (1899) wvicon.gif
Yankee Grit (1905) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Smoky Mokes (1899) wvicon.gif
Flying Arrow (1906) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
You'll Have to Transfer (1899) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Mandy (1906) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Holzmann
Calanthe (1900) wvicon.gif
Nyomo (1906) wvicon.gif
Hunky-Dory (1900) wvicon.gif
Cowperthwait Centennial March (1907) wvicon.gif
Blaze-Away! (1901) wvicon.gif
Old Faithful (1907) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Rules the World (1901) wvicon.gif
Words by: Carrol Fleming
Get on the Raft With Taft (1908) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Harry D. Kerr
Alagazam (1902) wvicon.gif
Love Sparks (1909) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Symphia (1902)
Blaze of Glory (1910) wvicon.gif
Alagazam - Song (1903) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Holzmann
The Winning Fight (1911) wvicon.gif
Nyomo - Song (1904) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Spirit of Independence (1912) wvicon.gif
Uncle Sammy (1904) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
The Whip (1913) wvicon.gif
Uncle Sammy - Song (1904) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Holzmann
First Love (1914)
Love-Land (1905) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
A La Carte (1915) wvicon.gif