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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.
List of Billy Mayerl's works.
MAYERL, BILLY BIOGRAPHY by www.naxos.com.
[§] Lightning Fingers: Billy Mayerl The Man and His Music by Michael Harth
[§] Marigold: The Music of Billy Mayerl by Peter Dickinson
Ragtime Music CDs:
Claude Bolling on "Ragtime Bolling & Boogie" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Phillip Dyson on "Billy Mayerl: The Nimbled Fingered Gentleman"
Peter Jacobs on "Pastoral Sketches"
Noel Lester on "Syncopated Sensations"
Various Artists on "Original Recordings Vol. 1" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Eric Parkin on "Scallywag: Tribute to Billy Mayerl"
Eric Parkin on "Tribute to Billy Mayerl" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
John Roache on "Syncopated Odyssey"