William B. Morrison  (1874-1937)
Last updated: 29.04.22
According to the Internet source given below, Will B. Morrison was an American composer and publisher of popular music born in Indiana. He published the odd piece for a number of his contemporaries notably Cecil Duane Crabb's Fluffy Ruffles (1907) and Abe Olman's Honeymoon Rag (1908). Of ragtime interest are his own Scarecrow Rag (1911) and Sour Grapes (1912). He died in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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url15.gif William B. Morrison Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  
William B. Morrison  (1874-1937) has at least 13 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
Before the Lights Were Lit Song
Words and Music by: William B. Morrison.
Publisher: Hamilton S. Gordon
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Printed: 1899. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
Before the Lights Were Lit Song
Words and Music by: William B. Morrison.
Publisher: Hamilton S. Gordon
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Printed: 1899. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Arr. for Quartette
Dreams of Madrid Novelette
Music by: William B. Morrison.
Publisher: The W.B. Morrison Co.
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
If Dreams Come True
Music by: William B. Morrison.
Words by: J. Will Callahan
Publisher: J.W. Jenkins' Sons Music Co.
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  Printed: 1912. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Johnnie-Jump-Ups Caprice Characteristic
Music by: William B. Morrison.
Publisher: The W.B. Morrison Co.
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
Jolly Darkies March-Cakewalk
Music by: William B. Morrison.
Publisher: Hamilton S. Gordon
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Printed: 1900. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Little Mischief Two-Step
Music by: William B. Morrison.
Publisher: The W.B. Morrison Co.
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Ponies' Carnival, The March Two-Step
Music by: William B. Morrison.
Publisher: Hamilton S. Gordon
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  Printed: 1905. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Ponies' Carnival, The March Two-Step
Music by: William B. Morrison.
Publisher: Hamilton S. Gordon
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Printed: 1905. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Orchestral parts.
Search Light - Song, The March Song
Music by: William B. Morrison.
Words by: P.A.W.
Publisher: Hamilton S. Gordon
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Printed: 1903. Sheet Music 4 pages. Limited Availability.
Search Light, The March
Music by: William B. Morrison.
Publisher: Hamilton S. Gordon
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Printed: 1902. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Search Light, The March
Music by: William B. Morrison.
Publisher: Hamilton S. Gordon
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  Printed: 1903. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Orchestral parts
Soubrette Waltz
Music by: William B. Morrison.
Publisher: The W.B. Morrison Co.
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
  Title Instruments Performers
       
  DBE MP3 Sample    
audiodbemp315.gif Aloha Oe (1915) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Belfry Chimes (1915) A+S/T+D/T+A/T/B+T/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Dance of the Sun Rays (1899) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Flower Land (1907) A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Humoreske (1915) D+T/A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Scarecrow Rag (1911) T/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Soubrette (1908) T/T/T/B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Sour Grapes (1912) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Speed King March (1914), The A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Traumerei (1913) D/A/A/T/B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Trouble (1914) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Will O' the Wisp (1912) T/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Scarecrow Rag (1911) Midi James Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif Sour Grapes (1912) Midi Colin McDonald
audiomidi15.gif Trouble (1908) Midi Colin McDonald
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Ragtime Music CDs:
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Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE1032 Aloha Oe (1915) - Syncopated Waltz
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2¼ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1033 Belfry Chimes (1915) - Reverie
A+S/T+D/T+A/T/B+T/GB(B), approx. 2¾ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1035 Dance of the Sun Rays (1899) - Valse Impromptu
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1036 Flower Land (1907) - Op. 31
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 5 mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1037 Humoreske (1915) - by Anton Dvorak arr. as a Syncopated Waltz
D+T/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2¾ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1041 Scarecrow Rag (1911)
T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1042 Soubrette (1908) - Waltz
T/T/T/B/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
 DBE1043 Sour Grapes (1912) - Rag
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¼ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1044 The Speed King March (1914) - Two Step
A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 4 mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1045 Traumerei (1913) - by R. Schumann arr. as a Syncopated Waltz
D/A/A/T/B/GB(B), approx. 5 mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1046 Trouble (1914) - Rag
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx.3 mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1047 Will O' the Wisp (1912) - Syncopated Waltzes
T/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 2¾ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif Aloha Oe (1915) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Belfry Chimes (1915) A+S/T+D/T+A/T/B+T/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Dance of the Sun Rays (1899) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifpdf15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Flower Land (1907) A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Humoreske (1915) D+T/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Scarecrow Rag (1911) T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifpdf15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Soubrette (1908) T/T/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Sour Grapes (1912) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifpdf15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Speed King March (1914), The A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifpdf15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Traumerei (1913) D/A/A/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Trouble (1914) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Will O' the Wisp (1912) T/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifpdf15.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Dance of the Sun Rays (1899) W.B. Morrison (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif If Dreams Come True (1912) W.B. Morrison (music)
J. Will Callahan (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Scarecrow Rag (1911) W.B. Morrison (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Sour Grapes (1912) W.B. Morrison (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Speed King March (1914), The W.B. Morrison (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif That Waltz (1914) W.B. Morrison (music)
Frank Swift (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Will O' the Wisp (1912) W.B. Morrison (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 38 works by William B. Morrison (1874-1937). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Before the Lights Were Lit 1899 Perkins D. Fisher (perf.)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Dance of the Sun Rays 1899  wvicon.gif
Cake Walk at Boomblestein's Ball, The 1900  youtube15.jpg
Jolly Darkies 1900  amazon15.gif Pub. youtube15.jpg
Search Light, The 1902  amazon15.gif Pub.
Search Light - Song, The 1903  amazon15.gif Pub.
Ponies' Carnival, The 1905  amazon15.gif Pub.
Dreaming of You (w&m) 1906  wvicon.gif
Flower Land 1907  wvicon.gif
Love's Greeting 1907  Pub.
Dreams of Madrid 1908  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Johnnie-Jump-Ups 1908  amazon15.gif Pub.
Little Mischief 1908  amazon15.gif Pub.
Soubrette 1908  amazon15.gif Pub. youtube15.jpg
Trouble 1908 C.D. Crabb (co-author)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Candlelight Reverie 1911  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Scarecrow Rag 1911  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Way of the World 1911  wvicon.gif
If Dreams Come True 1912 J. Will Callahan (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Sour Grapes 1912  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Will O' the Wisp 1912  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Traumerei 1913  Pub.
Dream Days (w&m) 1914  Pub.
Love's Old Sweet Song 1914  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Mammy's Li'l Sugah Plum 1914  wvicon.gif
My Old Kentucky Home 1914  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Phiddlin Phil 1914  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Speed King March, The 1914  Pub.
That Waltz 1914 Frank Swift (words)  Pub.
Aloha Oe 1915  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Belfry Chimes 1915  Pub.
Flower Song 1915  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Humoreske 1915  wvicon.gif
Dream of the Rose ?  Pub.
Here Comes the Band ?  wvicon.gif
Just a Golden Dream (w&m) ?  Pub.
Moonlight Dreams ?  Pub.
Valse Roses ?  Pub.
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Aloha Oe 2:38 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg The Cake Walk at Boomblestein's Ball 3:00 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Flower Song 2:06 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Jolly Darkies 2:58 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Love's Old Sweet Song 2:20 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg My Old Kentucky Home 1:50 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Phiddlin Phil 1:38 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Scarecrow Rag 3:00 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Soubrette 3:57 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg  Sour Grapes 2:52 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Trouble 2:38 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Will O' the Wisp 3:19 Ragtime Dorian Henry