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Alexander's Ragtime Band

Music by Irving Berlin

"Alexander's Ragtime Band" is a song by Irving Berlin. It was his first major hit, in 1911.

It might be regarded as a sequel to "Alexander and His Clarinet," which Berlin wrote with Ted Snyder in 1910. The earlier song is mostly concerned with a reconciliation between Alexander Adams and Eliza Johnson, but also highlights Alexander's novel musical style.

It is believed by some (especially jazz/ragtime circles in New Orleans, and the Watzke family of New Orleans), that Berlin was writing about a real band and bandleader, who were popular at the time in New Orleans, and actually was known as Alexander's Ragtime Band, after its leader, Alexander Constantin Watzke, Jr. (also known as "King" Watzke or Alex Watzke). From 1904 to 1911 or later, this band was one of the most popular white ragtime and jazz bands in New Orleans.

    Release Date: 1911


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Various Composers : Ultimate Singalong! 100 Requests : Unison : Songbook : 073999614183 : 0881881341 : 00361418

Various Composers : Ultimate Singalong! 100 Requests

This book provides hours of singalong fun around the piano!

Songlist: Put Your Hand In The Hand, Alexander's Ragtime Band, America, The Beautiful, Anniversary Song, The Anniversary Waltz, Any Time, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Auld Lang Syne, Ballin' The Jack, The Bare Necessities, Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out The Barrel), The Best Things In Life Are Free, A Bicycle Built For Two (Daisy Bell), Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home, The Brady Bunch, Button Up Your Overcoat, By The Beautiful Sea, Bye Bye Blues, California, Here I Come, The Candy Man, Carolina Moon, The Ballad of Casey Jones, Charley, My Boy, Collegiate, Cruising Down The River, Crying In The Chapel, Daddy's Little Girl, Dinah, Easter Parade, Edelweiss, and more

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Voicing: Unison | 5539b | Songbook | $18.95


Various : All-American Patriotic Songbook - 2nd Edition : Solo : Songbook : 073999527520 : 1569220352 : 00315052

Various : All-American Patriotic Songbook - 2nd Edition

49 songs that make you proud to be an American: America - America, the Beautiful - Anchors Aweigh - Battle Cry of Freedom - Battle Hymn of the Republic - For Your Country and My Country - Hail to the Chief - On Wisconsin! - Over There - Semper Fidelis - The Star Spangled Banner - The Stars and Stripes Forever - Yankee Doodle - You're a Grand Old Flag - and more.

Songlist: Alabama Jubilee, Alexander's Ragtime Band, My Country, 'Tis Of Thee (America), America, The Beautiful, The American Patrol, Anchors Aweigh, The Star Spangled Banner, Take Me Out To The Ball Game, Arkansas Traveler, Yankee Doodle Boy, Liberty Bell March, Stars and Stripes Forever, Under The Double Eagle, Battle Hymn Of The Republic, Yankee Doodle, You're A Grand Old Flag, The Battle Cry Of Freedom, Beautiful Ohio, God Of Our Fathers, Bell Bottom Trousers, God Bless Our Native Land, Eternal Father, Strong To Save, Bonnie Blue Flag, Boys, Keep Your Powder Dry, Maryland, My Maryland, Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!, The Yellow Rose Of Texas, The Caissons Go Rolling Along, Columbia, The Gem Of The Ocean (The Red, White And Blue), El Capitan, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20396b | Songbook | $10.95 | Voice and Piano


All-American Boys Chorus : On The Sunny Side of The Street : 1 CD : David T.R. Albulario

All-American Boys Chorus : On The Sunny Side of The Street

One of the most widely-traveled choirs in the world, the Costa Mesa, CA-based AABC has appeared with such stars as Tony Bennett, Paul Anka, Steve Allen and Victor Borge, and in tv commercials for Mazda, TWA and KFC. This is a feel-good collection of 11 songs, but actually much more because five of them are medleys. "Salute To America's Colleges," for instance, has the fight songs for Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan, Wisconsin and USC; and "Marches of John Phillip Sousa" includes four of Sousa's classics. Orchestrally accompanied.

Songlist: This Could Be the Start of Something Big, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Satin Doll and Take the "A" Train, Marches of John Philip Sousa, America, The Beautiful, On the Sunny Side fo the Street, 75 Trombones, Lida Rose, Salute to America's Colleges, Dixieland Medley

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6636c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella


Phoenix Boys Choir : Let Freedom Sing : 1 CD : Georg Stangelberger : 353

Phoenix Boys Choir : Let Freedom Sing

Winner of a Grammy for Best Choral Performance, The Phoenix Boy Choir sings its patriotism through its performance. They carry this message of freedom and hope through this collection of patriotic choral music. A celebration of America through the exaltation of song and lyric The timbre of this ensemble breathes new life into the already colorful repertoire, and offers the listener new musical perspectives and possibilities.

Songlist: America, The Beautiful, This Is My Country, God Bless America, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Working on the Railroad, Gentle Annie, The Water Is Wide, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Hymn to Freedom, My Lord, What a Mornin', How Can I Keep From Singing, When the Saints Go Marching In, Battle Hymn of the Republic, George M. Cohan Patriotic Fantasy, Star Spangled Banner

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7114c | 1 CD | $14.98 | Primarily a cappella


Individual Folios

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Alexander's Ragtime Band : 2-Part : Don Besig : Irving Berlin : 1 CD : 00-7727 : 038081005157

Don Besig : Alexander's Ragtime Band

What a combination! Irving Berlin's classic song with a new partner-melody by Don Besig and Nancy Price. A real winner for 2-part choirs. The optional SoundTrax CD adds a true ragtime sound.

Arranger: Don Besig | Composer: Irving Berlin

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-7727 | Showtrax CD Available


Alexander's Ragtime Band : SATB : Philip Kern : Irving Berlin : Sheet Music : 00-21759 : 038081211527

Philip Kern : Alexander's Ragtime Band

Celebrate the work of one of America's best loved composers with this exciting arrangement by Philip Kern. This ragtime show-stopper opens with short male and female solos, adds the tight harmonies of your SAB or SATB choir, swings into a scat section featuring a trumpet-like vocal solo, ritards to a cakewalk tempo, and finally crescendos to an amazing ending that may very well raise the roof of your auditorium. Feature your accompanist with the left hand stride accompaniment, add a ragtime instrumental ensemble with the optional SoundPax, or perform this one with the rousing SoundTrax CD. Publication includes optional staging suggestions. Featured on "On with the Show!" video, #21799.

Arranger: Philip Kern | Composer: Irving Berlin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-21759 | Showtrax CD Available


Alexander's Ragtime Band : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Irving Berlin : Sheet Music : 08655396 : 073999553963

Kirby Shaw : Alexander's Ragtime Band

It's Dixieland for choir! Kirby Shaw has created an action-packed rendition of this Dixie favorite. Voices add to the excitement by taking on the roles of the instruments in the center section. Available: SATB, SAB, SSA. Performance Time: Approx. 2:07.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Irving Berlin

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08655396


Alexander's Ragtime Band : SATB : Irving Berlin : Irving Berlin : Sheet Music : 08763916 : 728215028380

Irving Berlin : Alexander's Ragtime Band

Another superb arrangement by Robert Page that is sure to be a hit with your choir and audience! Original words and music by Irving Berlin, arranged for mixed voices without accompaniment. Difficulty Level: Medium Adult. Duration - 00:02:55.

Composer: Irving Berlin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.45 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08763916


Alexander's Ragtime Band : SATB : Don Besig : Irving Berlin : Sheet Music : 00-CHM02062 : 654979037392

Don Besig : Alexander's Ragtime Band

Everywhere you turn this Irving Berlin piece is heard. With Teena Chinn's arrangement, it will create a band of singing instruments second to none.

Arranger: Don Besig | Composer: Irving Berlin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CHM02062 | Showtrax CD Available


Alexander's Ragtime Band : 3-Part : Don Besig : Irving Berlin : Sheet Music : 00-CHM02063 : 654979037408

Don Besig : Alexander's Ragtime Band

Everywhere you turn this Irving Berlin piece is heard. With Teena Chinn's arrangement, it will create a band of singing instruments second to none.

Arranger: Don Besig | Composer: Irving Berlin

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CHM02063 | Showtrax CD Available


Alexander's Ragtime Band : 2-Part : Don Besig : Irving Berlin : Sheet Music : 00-CHM02064 : 654979037422

Don Besig : Alexander's Ragtime Band

Everywhere you turn this Irving Berlin piece is heard. With Teena Chinn's arrangement written for kids, it'll create a band of singing instruments second to none.

Arranger: Don Besig | Composer: Irving Berlin

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CHM02064 | Showtrax CD Available

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