Ernst Rueffer 
Last updated: 31.08.21
Many thanks to surfer Gail Nye who in January 2015 drew my attention to the fact that Ernst Rueffer is not a one-off composer as I had assumed in 2013.
The covers of his Jolly Pickanninies (1905), which is of ragtime interest, list other works written and self-published by him between 1896 and 1904.
Further Internet researches reveal that he was a German immigrant in New York at the turn of the previous century with connections to the German Immigrant Theater. Besides being a music publisher and composer of popular music he also arranged other composers' works for the zither.
Thanks a million Gail!
Surfers are welcome to contribute any information about this composer.

This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 6 works by Ernst Rueffer. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Down In Louisiana 1896  wvicon.gif
Sparkling Stars 1900  wvicon.gif
Liliputian Dream 1902  wvicon.gif
Cupid's Whisper 1904  wvicon.gif
Jolly Pickanninies 1905  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
My Charming Isabel ?
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
youtube15.jpg Jolly Pickanninies (1905) 2:54 Ragtime Dorian Henry E. Rueffer