This work is most likely NOT public domain in either Canada and other countries where the term is life+50 years (like China, Hong Kong, New Zealand and many others worldwide), or the EU and in countries where the copyright term is life+70 years. However, as this work was first published before 1926 or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements, it is almost certainly public domain in the USA and is therefore hosted on an American server for US residents only.
|First Publication||1911 - New York: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder|
|Genre Categories||; ;; ; ;|
|Work Title||Alexander's Ragtime Band|
|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.|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|External Links||Wikipedia article|
"'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."