Alexander's Ragtime Band (Berlin, Irving)

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New York: Ted Snyder, 1911.

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General Information

Work Title Alexander's Ragtime Band
Alternative. Title
Composer Berlin, Irving
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IIB 1
Key C major - F major
First Performance. 1911-04; see below
First Publication. 1911 - New York: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder
Copyright Information Possibly public domain in EU and other 70 pma territories.
This item, public domain in its country of origin, is possibly likewise public domain in the EU due to the EU's implementation of Rule of the Shorter Term for non-EU works. This EU ruling might be superseded by bilateral treaties still in force between some EU countries and countries outside the EU (notably the USA).
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Librettist Composer
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, piano
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Misc. Comments

"'It is possible that the first public performance of "Alexander" took place in mid-April, possibly on April 15, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, when comedian Otis Harlan interpolated a whistled version of it into a performance of Hell, a segment of a three-part entertainment that later was presented in New York beginning April 27, 1911, at the Folies Bergere dinner theatre. According to Berlin scholar Charles Hamm, "Alexander" was probably given its first public performance by Emma Carus on April 17, 1911, when she began a week's engagement as headliner of the Big Easter Vaudeville Carnival at Chicago's American Music Hall."

Robert Kimball and Linda Emmet, The Complete Lyrics of Irving Berlin (p.30)