Runaway Love (Mayerl, Billy Joseph)

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Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

Selections

Like a Cat with a Mouse

For Piano

PDF scanned by Ray Lemond
Raylemond (2018/3/14)

Arranger Composer
Publisher. Info. London: Keith Prowse & Co., Ltd., 1939.
Copyright
Misc. Notes from 'Mayerl School Magazine', August 1939
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General Information

Work Title Runaway Love
Alternative. Title
Composer Mayerl, Billy Joseph
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IBM 26
Key C major
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1939
First Publication. 1939
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Jazz
Instrumentation voices and 5 keyboard players (see below, Comments)

Misc. Comments

  • According to these Naxos notes: "This time instead of the standard theatre orchestra, in the pit was Billy himself on a Novachord and a Challen Multitone Piano and four young ladies (Mary McEwan, Irene Ashton, Christina Nelson and Christine Grosvenor) on four more Multi-tones, a Heath Robinson arrangement which one contemporary critic described as “a contraption in which a kind of cinema organ presides over four other instruments of the piano-cum-mouth organ persuasion, the whole linked together by a series of harmonious plumbing”!"
  • According to this Wikipedia article, the "Novachord is often considered to be the world's first commercial polyphonic synthesizer."
  • None of the internet sources on this musical mention a chorus, but this is subject to correction.