Music dealer, wind instrument maker and music publishing house created in Bordeaux by Louis Ravayre, known as Raver, around 1830. Successively managed by Raver elder, Mme Veuve Raver elder and Victor Raver, until around 1903.


Imprints, Addresses, Agencies


  • Ravayre-Raver, Éditeur de musique
  • Vve. Ravayre-Raver, Éditeur
  • V.or Ravayre-Raver, Éditeur
  • Raver aîné (Éditeur de musique)


  • Bordeaux, 5 rue Martignac.
  • Bordeaux, rue Château-Trompette.
  • Bordeaux, 13 allée de Tourny.

Plate Numbers

Ravayre-Raver's plate numbers appear to have been issued in generally chronological fashion. Plate numbers are in the format R.R. ###, or R. ### R. Dates in italics are estimated. Missing plate numbers indicates they are not present on the score.

Plate Composer Work Year
478 Chaumet Ragazzina 1871
531 Cellot San Sebastián 1872
543 Darolle 2 Mazurkas de salon 1873
545 Darolle Les folles brises 1873
569 Delacour-Bonnamour Polka de la photographie des arts d'Arcachon 1875
646 Darolle Séparation 1883
647 Darolle Rêve d'enfant 1883
648 Darolle Libellule 1883

Sources Consulted