Billy Mayerl  (1902-1959)
Last updated: 19.11.18
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.


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Books:
  B. Mayerl    
book15.gif  Lightning Fingers: Billy Mayerl The Man and His Music Michael Harth flag15us.gif
book15.gif  Marigold: The Music of Billy Mayerl 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 Various Artists Original Recordings Vol. 1 CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Noel Lester Syncopated Sensations flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Claude Bolling Ragtime Bolling & Boogie CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Eric Parkin Scallywag: Tribute to Billy Mayerl flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Eric Parkin 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 Phillip Dyson Billy Mayerl: The Nimbled Fingered Gentleman flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif John Roache Syncopated Odyssey
cd15.gif Peter Jacobs Pastoral Sketches flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 44 works by Billy Mayerl (1902-1959). 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
         
Egyptian Suite 1919
Southern Rose 1924 Dorothy Terriss  wvicon.gif
All of a Twist 1925  wvicon.gif
Eskimo Shivers 1925  wvicon.gif
The Jazz Master 1925  wvicon.gif
The Jazz Mistress 1925  wvicon.gif
Jazzaristrix 1925  wvicon.gif
Virginia Creeper 1925  wvicon.gif
Antiquary 1926  wvicon.gif
Jack-In-The-Box 1926
Loose Elbows 1926
Sleepy Piano 1926  wvicon.gif
Hollyhock 1927
Marigold 1927  wvicon.gif
Piano Exaggerations 1927  wvicon.gif
Puppets Suite 1927 Golliwog - Judy - Punch wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Clockwork 1928
Honky Tonk 1928
Muffin Man 1928
Jasmine 1929
Sweet William 1938  wvicon.gif
Fireside Fusiliers 1943
Ace of Clubs ?
Ace of Diamonds ?
Ace of Hearts ?
Ace of Spades ?
Autumn Crocus ?
Beetle in the Bottle ?
Cricket Dance ?
Harmonica Dance ?
The Harp of the Winds ?
I Breathe on Windows ?
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Like a Cat With a Mouse ?
Mignonette ?
Nimble Fingered Gentleman ?
Praying Mantis ?
Railroad Rhythm ?
Robots ?
Shallow Waters ?
Thank You Most Sincerely ?
There's a Star in the Sky ?
Trapeze ?
Wedding of an Ant ?
You're the Reason Why ?
     Title Dur Composer Performer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg All of a Twist 3:07 B. Mayerl  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Egyptian Suite 4:52 B. Mayerl  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Sweet William 2:57 B. Mayerl  Ragtime Dorian Henry