Grace Marie Bolen  (1883-1974)
Last updated: 17.10.18
According to Nora Hulse in her Cakewalks, Two Steps and Rags Grace Marie Bolen was an American composer born into a wealthy Kansas City family. Her first composition The Fair (1898) was published when she was just 15-years old. Her The Black Diamond (1899) and The Smoky Topaz (1901) were widely known and are still recorded today. She died in Longview, Texas where she was known as "Mama Grace" and had taught piano and voice for some twenty years.


 
Websites:
url15.gif Grace Marie Bolen Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Nora Hulse on "Cake Walks, Two Steps and Rags by Women Composers"
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cd15.gif Squeek Steele on "Ragtime Volume One" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15es.gif
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE641 The Black Diamond (1899) - March & Two Step
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¼ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE640 The Smoky Topaz (1901) - March and Two Step
T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE640C The Smoky Topaz (1901) - March and Two Step
T/T/B, approx. 3¾ mins.
out-of-print €9.00 £7.50 $11.75  
     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif The Black Diamond (1899) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif The Smoky Topaz (1901) T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif The Smoky Topaz (1901) T/T/B dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 4 works by Grace Marie Bolen (1883-1974). 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
         
The Fair 1898
The Black Diamond (1899) 1899  wvicon.gif
From Sea to Sea 1899
The Smoky Topaz (1901) 1901  wvicon.gif
     Title Performer Score/Song
       
youtube15.jpg The Black Diamond (2:40) Ragtime Dorian Henry The Black Diamond (1899)
youtube15.jpg The Smoky Topaz (2:42) Ragtime Dorian Henry The Smoky Topaz (1901)