Harry L. Alford  (1875-1939)
Last updated: 21.02.19
According to the Internet source given below, Harry LaForrest Alford was an American arranger and composer of band marches born in Hudson, Michigan. In his boyhood he learned to play slide trombone, piano, and organ as well as teaching himself composition and arrangement.
He studied at the Dana Musical Institute in Warren, Ohio then becoming a trombonist with touring minstrel shows, wild west shows, and theatrical troupes.
A pioneer, he was the first to open a custom arranging business in Chicago employing famous copyists and arrangers working in sound proof studios. The Harry L. Alford Arranging Studios operated until 1940, producing over 34,000 arrangements.
 
Websites:
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Harry L. Alford  (1875-1939) has at least 2 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.

Song Bird Indian intermezzo
By Harry L. Alford.
Publisher: Maurice Shapiro Music Publisher
Suppliers: B0000CS6Z7: not available.
Printed: 1909. Sheet Music 4 pages.
Song Bird - Song Indian song
Music by Harry L. Alford. Words by: Arthur Gillespie.
Publisher: Maurice Shapiro Music Publisher
Suppliers: B0000CS6Z8: not available.
Printed: 1909. Sheet Music.
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 22 works by Harry L. Alford (1875-1939). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Electronic Resource Items
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Michigan Club Two-Step 1897
Just A-Wearyin' For You 1901
They'll Talk About You Anyhow 1903 William H. Windowm  wvicon.gif
The Peacemaker 1905  wvicon.gif
Independent Moving Picture March 1909
Song Bird 1909   wvicon.gif
Song Bird - Song 1909 Arthur Gillespie   wvicon.gif
Hustler 1912  wvicon.gif
Fiancée: The Bride to Be 1913
Lucy's Sextette 1913 A Ragtime Travesty on Donizetti
Drumology 1914 Characteristic Drum Solo
Glances Gavotte 1914
Spooks: A Midnight Chase 1914
Call of the Elk 1920
I Miss You Dearie, 'deed I Do 1920 Howard McKent Barnes, Whitney Collin  wvicon.gif
Roll 'Em Up 1922
Old Plantation Moon 1923 Jack Havard  wvicon.gif
Blaze of Glory ?  wvicon.gif
Slidin' Easy ?
Some of These Days ?
Whistling Willies ?
Yankee Boy ?  wvicon.gif