|Home | Recorder Music | Composers R||Monroe H. Rosenfeld (1861-1918)|
According to the Internet source given below, Monroe H. Rosenfeld although a prolific composer and lyricist is perhaps better known today as the journalist who coined the phrase Tin Pan Alley to describe the world of composers and publishers of popular music. Here it must be said are other claimants for this dubious honour on the other side of the Great Ditch. Born in Richmond, Virginia, Rosenfeld composed in many genres but his best known and still performed song is Johnnie Get Your Gun (1886). Of ragtime interest are his precursor compositions, patrols and cakewalks such as Alabama Walk-Around (1891), The Cotton Field Dance (1892), The Virginia Skedaddle (1892) and A Warm Proposition (1899) , the cover of which modestly claimed that it was the greatest cake walk ever written! He died in New York.
List of Monroe H. Rosenfeld's works.
Sheet music at the Amazons
Further sheet music at DBE: ON HOLD
Ragtime Music CDs:
Elite Syncopators on "Ragtime Special"