Walter Rolfe  (1880-1944)
Last updated: 29.04.22
Walter Rolfe was an American songwriter and composer of popular music with more than 300 pieces of music to his credit. Born in Rumford Corners, Maine, he lived and worked in Massachusetts where he taught piano and music theory. He wrote much highly sentimental descriptive music for piano which was typical in the ragtime era. Of ragtime interest is his characteristic march & two-step Happy Hayseed (1903) and his That Fascinating Rag (1911).


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audiodbemp315.gif Big Bass Singer (1919), The D/A/T/B/B(GB) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
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DBE1445T The Big Bass Singer (1919)
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sm15.gif Big Bass Singer (1919), The D/A/T/B/B(GB) dbe15.gifpdf15.gifwvicon.gif
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pdf15.gif Apple Blossoms (1923) W. Rolfe (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Big Bass Singer (1919), The W. Rolfe (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Closer Still With Thee (1912) W. Rolfe (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Dream Memories (1918) W. Rolfe (music) Piano, Orchestra IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Kiss of Spring (1906) W. Rolfe (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Laughing Sam W. Rolfe (words & music) Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif My Polar Star (1910) W. Rolfe (music) Piano, Orchestra IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Primroses (1912) W. Rolfe (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Song of the Mermaids (1918) W. Rolfe (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif That Fascinating Rag (1911) W. Rolfe (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Valse Decembré (1914) W. Rolfe (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Wildfire (1909) W. Rolfe (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif  Yo te amo (1914) W. Rolfe (music) Piano, Orchestra IMSLP Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 70 works by Walter Rolfe (1880-1944). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif (w&m)
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When the Lilacs Are in Bloom 1900 Edd Hall (words)  wvicon.gif
Beneath the Pines of Maine (w&m) 1901 Downs &. Scott (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Song That I Hear in My Dreams, The 1902  Pub.
Happy Hayseed, The 1903  wvicon.gif
Little Church Where You and I Were Wed, The 1903  Pub.
I've Come For My Answer Annie Lee 1906 Edd Hall (words)  Pub.
Kiss of Spring 1906  Pub.
Laughing Sam (w&m) 1906  Pub.
Sunbeam Dance 1906  Pub.
When the Green Leaves Turn to Gold 1906  Pub.
Autumn Reverie, An 1907  Pub.
Mandy Jane 1907  Pub.
Capt. Bing 1908 Wm. J MacFarlane (words)  Pub.
Stack of Fun 1908  Pub.
Garden of Love 1909  Pub.
There'll Come a Day of Reckoning 1909 Frank L Murphy (words)  Pub.
Wildfire 1909  Pub.
Call to Arms, The 1910  Pub.
Irvina (w&m) 1910  Pub.
My Polar Star 1910  Pub.
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Vision of Love 1910  wvicon.gif
Cupid's Kiss 1911  wvicon.gif
Flight of Fancy 1911  wvicon.gif
That Fascinating Rag 1911  Pub.
Closer Still With Thee (w&m) 1912  wvicon.gif
Little While, A 1912  Pub.
Mystery 1912
Primroses 1912  wvicon.gif
Suzanne 1912  wvicon.gif
What Do You Think of That? (w&m) 1912  Pub.
Delectation 1914  wvicon.gif
Smile and Frowns 1914  Pub.
Twilight Hours Waltz 1914  Pub.
Valse Decembré 1914  wvicon.gif
Yo te amo 1914  Pub.
Dreamland Voices 1915  Pub.
Love in May 1915  Pub.
Rosemary 1915  wvicon.gif
Springtime of Youth 1915  wvicon.gif
Pictures in the Firelight 1916  wvicon.gif
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L'Encore 1917  wvicon.gif
Mood Pensive 1917  wvicon.gif
Night of Love 1917  wvicon.gif
Dream Memories 1918  Pub.
Hawaiian Dream 1918  wvicon.gif
Song of the Mermaids 1918  wvicon.gif
Sylvan Dreams 1918  Pub.
Big Bass Singer, The 1919  Pub.
Our Invincible Nation 1922  Pub.
Apple Blossoms 1923  Pub.
Candle-Glow 1923  wvicon.gif
Elfin Dreams 1923  Pub.
Stolen Kisses 1923  Pub.
Water-Nymphs 1923  Pub.
Clear As a Crystal 1924  Pub.
Little Soldier March 1924  Pub.
Twilight Visions 1924  Pub.
Comin' Home to You 1925 Effie Cutler (words)  wvicon.gif
Honeymoon Dance 1925  Pub.
Moon Rocket, The 1925  Pub.
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Vale of Song 1926  wvicon.gif
Larkspur 1929  wvicon.gif
Dream Visions 1931  wvicon.gif
Volga Boat Song 1943 D. Laqmont (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Ah Sin ?
Hollyhocks ?  wvicon.gif
In a Moonlight Garden ?  Pub.
Longing ?  Pub.
Ocean Blue ?  wvicon.gif
Radio Boys March, The ?  Pub.