Billy Mayerl  (1902-1959)
Last updated: 20.02.17
Billy Mayerl was a British pianist-composer-well known as the composer of Marigold. He was particularly active in the field of novelty piano music which followed on from ragtime and brought in the early jazz age. He also wrote many contemplative pieces in the English pastoral tradition. Between the wars he became a familiar figure in the music halls, playing two pianos at once and taking requests; meanwhile he was composing for musical comedies involving some of England's best-known stars. He also started the Billy Mayerl School in 1926 to teach syncopated piano playing and branches opened across England and abroad.


Books :
book15.gif Lightning Fingers: Billy Mayerl The Man and His Music by Michael Harth flag15us.gif
book15.gif Marigold: The Music of Billy Mayerl by Peter Dickinson flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
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Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Claude Bolling on "Ragtime Bolling & Boogie" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Phillip Dyson on "Billy Mayerl: The Nimbled Fingered Gentleman" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Peter Jacobs on "Pastoral Sketches" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Noel Lester on "Syncopated Sensations" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Original Recordings Vol. 1" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Eric Parkin on "Scallywag: Tribute to Billy Mayerl" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Eric Parkin on "Tribute to Billy Mayerl" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif John Roache on "Syncopated Odyssey"
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 42 works by Billy Mayerl (1902-1959). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.

Southern Rose (1924) wvicon.gif
Words by: Dorothy Terriss
Ace of Diamonds (?)
All of a Twist (1925) wvicon.gif
Ace of Hearts (?)
Eskimo Shivers (1925) wvicon.gif
Ace of Spades (?)
The Jazz Master (1925) wvicon.gif
Autumn Crocus (?)
The Jazz Mistress (1925) wvicon.gif
Beetle in the Bottle (?)
Jazzaristrix (1925) wvicon.gif
Cricket Dance (?)
Virginia Creeper (1925) wvicon.gif
Harmonica Dance (?)
Antiquary (1926) wvicon.gif
The Harp of the Winds (?)
Jack-In-The-Box (1926)
I Breathe on Windows (?)
Loose Elbows (1926)
Like a Cat With a Mouse (?)
Sleepy Piano (1926) wvicon.gif
Mignonette (?)
Hollyhock (1927)
Nimble Fingered Gentleman (?)
Marigold (1927) wvicon.gif
Praying Mantis (?)
Piano Exaggerations (1927) wvicon.gif
Railroad Rhythm (?)
Puppets Suite (1927) wvicon.gif
Golliwog - Judy - Punch
Robots (?)
Clockwork (1928)
Shallow Waters (?)
Honky Tonk (1928)
Thank You Most Sincerely (?)
Muffin Man (1928)
There's a Star in the Sky (?)
Jasmine (1929)
Trapeze (?)
Fireside Fusiliers (1943)
Wedding of an Ant (?)
Ace of Clubs (?)
You're the Reason Why (?)