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 May Aufderheide  (1888-1972)

Quoting from the Arcadian Press sheet notes: "May Aufderheide was one of the most successful of the women ragtime composers. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 21, 1888. She studied classical music and was a popular pianist in her home town area. She loved popular music and, in addition to playing rags, started to compose her own. Her first published composition, "Dusty Rag" (1908), was a hit and is considered the first major rag from the Indianapolis - Ohio Valley. "Dusty Rag" was so successful that her father started his own music publishing company. In the following four years J.H. Aufderheide Music Publishing Company published 18 other compositions by May Aufderheide. She married Thomas M. Kaufmann in 1908 who joined her father's primary business, a loan company. She seemed to have stopped composing and publishing somewhere around 1915. They had one son and, in 1947, moved to Southern California. May Aufderheide died in Pasadena, California on September 1, 1972.
List of May Aufderheide's works.
Further reading:
Ragtime (Modern Library), by David A. Jasen and Trebor Jay Tichenor (New York: Seabury Press, 1978)
Women Composers of Ragtime, by Carolynn A. Lindemann Theodor Presser Company, 1985)


Sheet Music:

  1. [§] Blue Ribbon Rag (1910), Treble(Tenor)/Tenor/Tenor/Bass+Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass) Ditty Box Enterprises Listen. Artist: Midi Ragtime Recorder Ensemble
  2. [§] Buzzer Rag (1909), Descant/Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass) Ditty Box Enterprises Listen. Artist: Midi Ragtime Recorder Ensemble
  3. [§] Buzzer Rag (1909), Descant/Tenor/Tenor/Bass Ditty Box Enterprises Listen. Artist: Midi Ragtime Recorder Ensemble
  4. [§] Dusty (1908), Descant/Tenor/Tenor+Bass/Bass+Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass) Ditty Box Enterprises Listen. Artist: Midi Ragtime Recorder Ensemble
  5. [§] Dusty Rag (1908), Sopranino/Treble/Tenor/Bass
  6. [§] I Want a Patriotic Girl (1911), Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)/Vocal(Optional Tenor) Ditty Box Enterprises Listen. Artist: Midi Ragtime Recorder Ensemble
  7. [§] Novelty Rag (1911), Tenor/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass) Ditty Box Enterprises Listen. Artist: Midi Ragtime Recorder Ensemble
  8. [§] The Richmond Rag (1908), Treble/Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Bass/Great Bass(Bass) Ditty Box Enterprises Listen. Artist: Midi Ragtime Recorder Ensemble
  9. [§] The Richmond Rag (1909), Sopranino/Treble/Tenor/Bass
  10. [§] The Thriller! (1909), Descant/Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass) Ditty Box Enterprises Listen. Artist: Midi Ragtime Recorder Ensemble
  11. [§] A Totally Different Rag (1910), Descant/Descant/Tenor/Bass
  12. [§] A Totally Different Rag (1910), Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass) Ditty Box Enterprises Listen. Artist: Midi Ragtime Recorder Ensemble
13. More sheet music at Ditty Box Enterprises
Further sheet music at DBE: ON HOLD
Websites:
May Aufderheide , biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards
Ragtime Music CDs:
CD tracks/info Judith Alstadter on "Women Composers: Romantic to Ragtime" Order CD's at Amazon.com Order CD's at Amazon.de Order CD's at Amazon.fr
CD tracks/info Mimi Blais on "Once Upon a Rag Time" Order CD's at Amazon.com Order CD's at Amazon.co.uk Order CD's at Amazon.de Order CD's at Amazon.fr Order CD's at Amazon.ca Order CD's at Amazon.it Order CD's at Amazon.es
CD tracks/info Mimi Blais on "Sunday Morning" Order CD's at Amazon.com Order CD's at Amazon.co.uk Order CD's at Amazon.de Order CD's at Amazon.fr Order CD's at Amazon.ca Order CD's at Amazon.it Order CD's at Amazon.es
CD tracks/info Chrysanthemum Ragtime Band on "Preserves" Order CD's at Amazon.com
CD tracks/info Chrysanthemum Ragtime Band on "Preserves, Vol. 1" Order CD's at Amazon.com Order CD's at Amazon.co.uk Order CD's at Amazon.de Order CD's at Amazon.fr Order CD's at Amazon.ca
CD tracks/info Virginia Eskin on "Fluffy Ruffle Girls: Women in Ragtime" Order CD's at Amazon.com Order CD's at Amazon.co.uk Order CD's at Amazon.de Order CD's at Amazon.fr Order CD's at Amazon.ca
CD tracks/info Nancy Fierro on "Rags And Riches" Order CD's at Amazon.com Order CD's at Amazon.co.uk Order CD's at Amazon.de Order CD's at Amazon.fr Order CD's at Amazon.ca
CD tracks/info Audley Green on "Spirituals and Rags" Order CD's at Amazon.com Order CD's at Amazon.co.uk Order CD's at Amazon.de Order CD's at Amazon.fr Order CD's at Amazon.ca Order CD's at Amazon.it Order CD's at Amazon.es
CD tracks/info Frederick Hodges on "Kitten on the Keys: Ragtime, Novelty & Stride Classics" Order CD's at Amazon.com
CD tracks/info Various Artists on "Pianola Ragtime: Early Piano Jazz and Ragtime Played on Pianola Rolls: Vol. 2" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) Order CD's at Amazon.com Order CD's at Amazon.co.uk Order CD's at Amazon.de Order CD's at Amazon.fr Order CD's at Amazon.ca Order CD's at Amazon.it Order CD's at Amazon.es
CD tracks/info Various Artists on "Spirit of Ragtime" Order CD's at Amazon.com Order CD's at Amazon.co.uk Order CD's at Amazon.de Order CD's at Amazon.fr Order CD's at Amazon.ca Order CD's at Amazon.it Order CD's at Amazon.es
CD tracks/info Various Artists on "The Traditional Jazz Ragtime Collection" Order CD's at Amazon.com Order CD's at Amazon.co.uk Order CD's at Amazon.de Order CD's at Amazon.fr Order CD's at Amazon.it
CD tracks/info Max Morath on "The Ragtime Women" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) Order CD's at Amazon.com Order CD's at Amazon.co.uk Order CD's at Amazon.de Order CD's at Amazon.fr Order CD's at Amazon.ca Order CD's at Amazon.it Order CD's at Amazon.es
CD tracks/info New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra on "Grace and Beauty" Order CD's at Amazon.com Order CD's at Amazon.co.uk Order CD's at Amazon.de Order CD's at Amazon.fr Order CD's at Amazon.ca Order CD's at Amazon.it Order CD's at Amazon.es
CD tracks/info New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra on "New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra" Order CD's at Amazon.com Order CD's at Amazon.co.uk Order CD's at Amazon.de Order CD's at Amazon.fr Order CD's at Amazon.ca Order CD's at Amazon.it Order CD's at Amazon.es
CD tracks/info Trebor Jay Tichenor on "Ragtime Reunion" 
CD tracks/info Bryan Wright on "Syncopated Musings: Classic Piano Rags and Ragtime Waltzes" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) Order CD's at Amazon.com Order CD's at Amazon.co.uk Order CD's at Amazon.de Order CD's at Amazon.fr Order CD's at Amazon.ca Order CD's at Amazon.es