Billy Mayerl  (1902-1959)
Last updated: 04.09.21
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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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 51 works by Billy Mayerl (1902-1959). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Egyptian Suite 1919  youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Georgie Porgie (w&m) 1924 Gee Paul (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Southern Rose 1924 Dorothy Terriss (words)  wvicon.gif
All of a Twist 1925  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Eskimo Shivers 1925  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Jazz Master, The 1925  wvicon.gif
Jazz Mistress, The 1925  wvicon.gif
Jazzaristrix 1925  wvicon.gif
Virginia Creeper 1925  wvicon.gif
Antiquary 1926  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Jack-In-The-Box 1926
Loose Elbows 1926
Sleepy Piano 1926  wvicon.gif
Hollyhock 1927
Marigold 1927  wvicon.gif
Piano Exaggerations 1927  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Puppets Suite 1927 Golliwog - Judy - Punch  wvicon.gif
Clockwork 1928
Honky Tonk 1928  youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Muffin Man 1928  youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Jasmine 1929
It Must Be You 1930 Frank Eyton (words)
Binnie Hall. (perf. by)
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Toytown Party, The 1930 Frank Eyton (words)
Binnie Hall. (perf. by)
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Two of Everything 1930 Frank Eyton (words)
Binnie Hall. (perf. by)
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6 Studies in Syncopation 1931
Imaginary Fox Trot 1935  youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
From a Spanish Lattice 1938
Sweet William 1938  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Fireside Fusiliers 1943
Ace of Clubs ?
Ace of Diamonds ?
Ace of Hearts ?
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Ace of Spades ?
Autumn Crocus ?
Beetle in the Bottle ?
Cricket Dance ?
Harmonica Dance ?
Harp of the Winds, The ?
I Breathe on Windows ?
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 ?
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Trapeze ?
Wedding of an Ant ?
You're the Reason Why ?
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg All of a Twist 3:07 Ragtime Dorian Henry B. Mayerl 
youtube15.jpg Antiquary 3:05 Ragtime Dorian Henry B. Mayerl 
youtube15.jpg Egyptian Suite 4:52 Ragtime Dorian Henry B. Mayerl 
youtube15.jpg Eskimo Shivers 2:29 Ragtime Dorian Henry B. Mayerl 
youtube15.jpg Honky Tonk 2:34 Ragtime Dorian Henry B. Mayerl 
youtube15.jpg Imaginary Fox Trot 2:29 Ragtime Dorian Henry B. Mayerl 
youtube15.jpg Muffin Man 1:55 Ragtime Dorian Henry B. Mayerl 
youtube15.jpg Sweet William 2:57 Ragtime Dorian Henry B. Mayerl