Virtual brass

 

Ragtime was also played by brass bands. They were typically much larger - 20-25 instruments - than the local orchestras and made up of wood winds, brass and percussion only. They could thus perform outdoors and march in parades etc.

NOTE: Present day brass band instrumentation was standardized in the mid-1950s. Brass band music published during the ragtime era had Db Piccolo instead of C Flute and Eb Alto Horns instead of F Horns.

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Original stock arrangements

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1900 Creole Bells Bodewalt Lampe, J Bodewalt Lampe, J
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1902 Passing of Ragtime Pryor, Arthur Pryor, Arthur
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1905 Razzazza Mazzazza Pryor, Arthur Pryor, Arthur
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1905 The Giggler Haines, Chauncey Haines, Chauncey
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1906 Noodles Wenrich, Percy Alford, Harry L.
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1907 The Smiler Wenrich, Percy Alford, Harry L.
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1907 Watermelon Club Bodewalt Lampe, J. Bodewalt Lampe, J.
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1908 Car-barlick Acid Wiley, Clarence Bodewalt Lampe, J.
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1908 Sweetmeats Wenrich, Percy Alford, Harry L.
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1909 Frozen Bill Pryor, Arthur Pryor, Arthur
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1909 Poison Ivy Rag Ingraham, Herbert Mackie, W.H.
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1909 Rubber Plant Rag Cobb, George L. Cobb, George L.
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1909 The Cubanola Glide von Tilzer, Harry Evans, Everett J.
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1909 The Minstrel Band Gumble, Albert Bodewalt Lampe, J.
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1910 Aggravation Rag Cobb, George L. Cobb, George L.
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1911 Canhanibalmo Rag Pryor, Arthur Laurendeau, L.P.
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1911 Chili Sauce Rag Fischler, H.A. Losey, F.H.
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1911 Louisiana Rag Block, Leon M. Alford, Harry L.
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1911 Melody Rag Johnson, Chas L. Johnson, Chas L.
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1911 Ramshackle Rag Snyder, Ted Schulz, William
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1911 Tanglefoot Rag Losey, F.H. Losey, F.H.
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1911 The Red Rose Rag Wenrich, Percy Bodewalt Lampe, J.
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1911 Turkish Towel Rag Allen, Thos. S. Allen, Thos. S.
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1913 Ragamuffin Rag Filmore, Henry Filmore, Henry
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1914 Castle House Rag Europe, James Reese Clark, Tom
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1915 Colonial Rag Lenzberg, Julius & Ball,E.R. Taylor,T.M.
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1915 Cotton Time Daniels, Chas Bodewalt Lampe, J.
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1915 Lassus Trombone Fillmore, Henry Fillmore, Henry
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