Robert Morrison Stults  (1861-1933)
Last updated: 19.01.22
When transcribing the two cakewalks Smoky Sam (1898) and Walkin' on de Rainbow Road (1899) , both published by M.D. Swisher, Philadelphia, for recorder ensemble back in 2006, I took the publisher's blurb at its face value. On the front cover of the latter, the publisher proclaims S. M. Roberts to be "the man that perpetrated Smoky Sam and a few other feet wrigglers.". As a result I believed S. M. Roberts to be yet another obscure ragtime era composer of whom nothing was known.
While researching Stults in March, 2015, however, I found that he used S. M. Roberts as a pseudonym for his three ragtime compositions the third piece being A Moonlight Meander (1900).
Websites:
url15.gif Robert Morrison Stults Biography by wikipedia.org.  
  Title Instruments Attribution
       
  DBE MP3 Sample   
audiodbemp315.gif Smoky Sam (1898) A(T)/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens. (perf.)
audiodbemp315.gif Walkin' on de Rainbow Road (1899) A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens. (perf.)
  Midi File(s)   
audiomidi15.gif Walkin' on de Rainbow Road (1899) Midi Colin McDonald
audiomidi15.gif Won't You Love Me as of Old (1898) Midi James Pitt-Payne
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE603 Smoky Sam (1898) - Characteristic Two Step
A(T)/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 4 mins.
1-2 days
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DBE604 Walkin' on de Rainbow Road (1899) - Cake Walk and Two Step
A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 4 mins.
1-2 days
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     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif Smoky Sam (1898) A(T)/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifpdf15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Walkin' on de Rainbow Road (1899) A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifpdf15.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Academic March (1885) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Again (1904) Edwin M Abbott (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Amazons (1914), The Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Among the Hills of Maryland (1899) Grace & Frank Graham (perf.)
Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Avenge the Good Ship Maine (1898) J. Aldrich Libbey (perf.)
Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Battle Monument (1875) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Because You Told Me So (1897)(w&m) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Bird's Ball (1911), The Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Birds and the Brook (1893), The Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Breathe Those Tender Words Again (1901)(w&m) Myra Morella (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Bulls and Bears (1901) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif For Love's Sweet Sake (1910)(w&m) Piano, Vpice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Hollywood Waltzes (1885) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif I Am the Resurrection and the Life (1917)(w&m) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif  I Love Her All Day Long (1895)(w&m) Frank J. Taylor (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif I Wonder if You Ever Think of Me (1901)(w&m) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif If Dreams Were Only True (1902)(w&m) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif In the Golden Long Ago (1897)(w&m) Gertrude Rutledge (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Joan of Arc (1895) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Kiss and Say Good-Night (1898)(w&m) Joe O'Hare (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Let Me Call You 'Dearie' (1910)(w&m) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Love's Sweet Story (1891)(w&m) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif M.A.C. (1897) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Madrienne (1891) Marion Lee (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Midnight Meander (1900), A Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif My Clementine (1890)(w&m) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif My Little Red Rose, Good Night (1897) Samuel Minturn Peck (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif My Little Yaller Coon, Good Night (1896) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif My Mother's Favorite Hymn (1892)(w&m) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif  No Sweeter Words Were Ever Said (1897)(w&m) Sig. Giannini (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Old First Love Is Best of All (1896), The(w&m) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Old Sentinel March (1898), The Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Once in the Bygone Days (1896)(w&m) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Our Orioles (1894) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Pretty Bright Flowers for Thee (1888)(w&m) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Redemption(w&m) Piano, Voice Kirk wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Redemption (1902)(w&m) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Smoky Sam (1898) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif St. Valentine's March (1899) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Story of Christmas (1915), The(w&m) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Sweetest Little Girl I Know (1894), The(w&m) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Sweetest Story Ever Told (1892), The(w&m) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Sweetest Story Ever Told, The(w&m) Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif Sweetest Words of All (1922), The Marion Roberts (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif  Take Me Back to Dear Old Dixie (1910)(w&m) Piano, Voice IMSLP
pdf15.gif That Song Divine (1912)(w&m) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Under the Apple Blossoms (1897)(w&m) Frances Hartley (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Under the Stars I Met You, Love (1899)(w&m) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Visions of the ''Old Folks at Home'' (1888)(w&m) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Walkin' on de Rainbow Road (1899) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Way Down South in Dixie (1908) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif When the Twilight Softly Falls (1908) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Whisper (1900)(w&m) Mai Myota (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Won't You Love Me as of Old (1898)(w&m) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Words that Made You Mine (1900), The(w&m) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Yes, I Love You (1893) Piano IMSLP Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 58 works by Robert Morrison Stults (1861-1933). 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
       
Battle Monument 1875  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Academic March 1885  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Hollywood Waltzes 1885  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Pretty Bright Flowers for Thee (w&m) 1888  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Visions of the ''Old Folks at Home'' (w&m) 1888  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
My Clementine (w&m) 1890  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Love's Sweet Story (w&m) 1891  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Madrienne 1891 Marion Lee (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
My Mother's Favorite Hymn (w&m) 1892  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Sweetest Story Ever Told, The (w&m) 1892  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Birds and the Brook, The 1893  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif youtube15.jpg
Yes, I Love You 1893  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Our Orioles 1894  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Sweetest Little Girl I Know, The (w&m) 1894  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
I Love Her All Day Long (w&m) 1895 Frank J. Taylor (perf.)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Joan of Arc 1895  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
My Little Yaller Coon, Good Night 1896  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Old First Love Is Best of All, The (w&m) 1896  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Once in the Bygone Days (w&m) 1896  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Because You Told Me So (w&m) 1897  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
In the Golden Long Ago (w&m) 1897 Gertrude Rutledge (perf.)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
M.A.C. 1897  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
My Little Red Rose, Good Night 1897 Samuel Minturn Peck (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
No Sweeter Words Were Ever Said (w&m) 1897 Sig. Giannini (perf.)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Papa's Lullaby 1897  wvicon.gif
Under the Apple Blossoms (w&m) 1897 Frances Hartley (perf.)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Avenge the Good Ship Maine 1898 J. Aldrich Libbey (perf.)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Kiss and Say Good-Night (w&m) 1898 Joe O'Hare (perf.)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Old Sentinel March, The 1898  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Smoky Sam 1898 as S.M. Roberts  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif youtube15.jpg
Won't You Love Me as of Old (w&m) 1898  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif audiomidi15.gif
Among the Hills of Maryland 1899 Grace & Frank Graham (perf.)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
St. Valentine's March 1899  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Under the Stars I Met You, Love (w&m) 1899  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Walkin' on de Rainbow Road 1899 as S.M. Roberts  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Midnight Meander, A 1900 as S.M. Roberts  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif youtube15.jpg
Whisper (w&m) 1900 Mai Myota (perf.)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Words that Made You Mine, The (w&m) 1900  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Breathe Those Tender Words Again (w&m) 1901 Myra Morella (perf.)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Bulls and Bears 1901  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
I Wonder if You Ever Think of Me (w&m) 1901  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
If Dreams Were Only True (w&m) 1902  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Redemption (w&m) 1902  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Again 1904 Edwin M Abbott (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Way Down South in Dixie 1908  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
When the Twilight Softly Falls 1908  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
For Love's Sweet Sake (w&m) 1910  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Let Me Call You 'Dearie' (w&m) 1910  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Take Me Back to Dear Old Dixie (w&m) 1910  pdf15.gif
Bird's Ball, The 1911  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Sing Me an Old Sweet Song of Love (w&m) 1911  wvicon.gif
That Song Divine (w&m) 1912  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Amazons, The 1914  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Story of Christmas, The 1915  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
I Am the Resurrection and the Life (w&m) 1917  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Sweetest Words of All, The 1922 Marion Roberts (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Revel of the Brownies ?
Song For My Little Maid ?
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg The Birds and the Brook 2:39 Ragtime Dorian Henry R.M. Stults 
youtube15.jpg A Midnight Meander 2:57 Ragtime Dorian Henry R.M. Stults 
youtube15.jpg Smoky Sam 3:02 Ragtime Dorian Henry R.M. Stults 
youtube15.jpg Walkin on De Rainbow Road 3:10 Ragtime Dorian Henry R.M. Stults