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Jacob Henry Ellis.

UPDATE September 2018. Revised biographical sketch of Jacob Henry Ellis. View pdf: Ellis_bio_sketch_10-2018.pdf

 

List of works known or assumed to exist by Jacob Henry Ellis (December 10, 1870 - February 28, 1899) and Emanuel "Jacob Henry" Ellis (July 29, 1872-October 25, 1930)

Compiled by Bill Gill.

Listing as of September 2018 and subject to revision.

Current count: 57 instrumental works. 24 vocal works. 81 total works.

 

Instrumental works:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 1884. Ulster Academy March, copyright by Jacob H. Ellis. Publisher, T. B. Harms, New York 1884. Available in digital format from the Library of Congress.  http://www.loc.gov/item/sm1884.11359/   View transcribed copy: Ulster_Academy_March.pdf  Copy located.  MusicXML Ulster_Academy.xml

 

1894. Shenandoah March.  Published by Willis Woodward & Co.  Archived copy held at the New York Public Library. View transcribed copy : Shenandoah.pdf  Copy located.

 

1896. The Countersign: March and Two-Step Dance.  Publisher, W. Woodward & Co. New York, 1896.  Available in print from The British Library, St. Pancras, London. NW1 2DB United Kingdom and from the William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. View transcribed copy: Countersign.pdf   Copy located.

 

1896. Remus Takes the Cake. Publisher, Willis Woodward & Co. 1896. Personal copy held. View here: Remus_Takes_Cake.pdf  Copy located.

 

1897. The Bonnie Brier Bush. Publisher, Willis Woodward & Co. 1897. Available in digital format from the Maine Music Box, http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mmb-ps/1498/  Copy located.

 

1897. Dinah’s Jubilee. Published by Howley, Haviland & Co. 1897.  Personal copy held. View here: Dinahs_Jubilee.pdf   Copy located.

 

 1897. The Boulevard Lancers.  (“Lancers” is typically a collection of tunes suitable for marching band).  Published by Howley, Haviland & Co. 1897. An archived copy is held in Special collections of the University of South Florida, Tampa. View transcribed copy: Boulevard_Lancers.pdf   Copy located.

 

1897. Hannah’s Promenade. Publisher, Willis Woodward & Co. 1897.  Available in digital format from MississippiStateUniversity, Templeton Collection, http://digital.library.msstate.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/SheetMusic/id/25558/rec/2 YorkUniversity, http://yorkspace.library.yorku.ca/xmlui/handle/10315/14135   View my personal copy: Hannahs_Promenade.pdf  Copy located.

 

1897. Under the Palms: Gavotte. (Op. 17.) Published by Howley, Haviland & Co. Archived copy held at The British Library, St. Pancras London, NW1 2DB. OCLC Number 498572446. View transcribed copy: Under_the_Palms.pdf  Copy located.

 

1897. The Nutmeg Dance: Morceau Characteristique for Piano. Published by M. Witmark & Sons. Archived copy held at The British Library, St. Pancras, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom. OCLC Number 498572408.  View my personal copy: Nutmeg_Dance.pdf  Copy located.

  

1898. Carnation Waltzes.  Published by Howley, Haviland & Co. Archived copy held at The British Library, St. Pancras  London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom. OCLC Number 498571642. View transcribed copy: Carnation.pdf  Copy located.

 

1898. Dance of the Midgets. The Library of Congress Catalogue of Title Entries states: “Dance of the Midgets, by Jacob Henry Ellis.  Copyright by Howley, Haviland & Co. New York.  1898, no. 71962, Dec. 10;  2 copies rec’d Dec 10, 1898.” Copy available in print from the William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  View transcribed copy: Dance_Midgets.pdf   Copy located.

 

1898. The Daffodil Waltzes.  Published by Howley, Haviland & Co. Archived copy held at The British Library, St. Pancras London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom. View transcribed copy: Daffodil.pdf  Copy located.

 

1898. Dance of the Peasants.  Published by Howley, Haviland & Co.  Archived copy held at The British Library, St. Pancras London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom. OCLC Number 498572188. View transcribed copy: Dance_Peasants.pdf  Copy located.

 

1898. Dance of the Sailors.  Published by Howley, Haviland & Co. Archived copy held at The British Library, St. Pancras London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom. OCLC Number 498572204. View transcribed copy: Dance_Sailors.pdf  Copy located.

 

1898. The Gallant Drum Major: March and Two Step. Published by Howley, Haviland & Co. Archived copies held at The British Library, St. Pancras, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom. OCLC Number 498572313 and at the New York Public Library. View transcribed copy: Gallant_Drum_Major.pdf  Copy located.

 

1899. Happy Little Nigs. March and Two-Step.  Published by Howley, Haviland & Co. Archived copy held at The British Library, St. Pancras London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom. OCLC Number 498572346. View transcribed copy: Happy_L_N.pdf Copy located.

 

1899. Magnolia Gavotte.  Published by Howley, Haviland & Co.   Archived copy held at The British Library, St. Pancras London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom. OCLC Number 498572378. View transcribed copy: Magnolia.pdf  Copy located.

 

1900. Whoa! Gee Whiz. Characteristic Country Dance. Published by Willis Woodward & Co. View my personal copy: Whoa_Gee_Whiz.pdf  Copy located.

 

1900. Sen'imental Sal.  Published by Willis Woodward & Co. Personal copy held. View here: Sen_Sal.pdf  Copy located.

 

1900. Prom Waltzes.  Publisher,  Willis Woodward & Co.  Archived copy held at the University of Louisville Dwight Anderson Memorial Music Library, Louisville, KY. OCLC Number 664248616.  View my personal copy: Prom_Waltzes.pdf   Copy located.

 

1901. Hoop-La: A Comic Two-Step Dance.  Published by Willis Woodward & Co. Archived copy held at The British Library, St. Pancras London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom. OCLC Number 498572361. Additional copy (source copy for the transcription) located at Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. View transcribed copy: Hoop-La.pdf  Copy located.

 

1902. Under the American Eagle. Publisher, C. W. Hutchins. 1902.  Personal copy held. View here: Under_Am_Eagle.pdf  Copy located.

 

ca. 1903/04.  Love's Greeting Waltz. Advertised on the title page of Spliven's Corners. View the ad here: Loves_Greeting_ad.pdf  Copy not yet located.

 

1903. Moon Moths.  Publisher, C. W. Hutchins. 1903.  Personal copy held. View here: Moon_Moths.pdf  Copy located.

 

1903. Beautiful Venice: Waltzes. Publisher, Willis Woodward & Co. 1903.  Archived copy held at British Library, St. Pancras, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom. OCLC Number 498571599. Additional copy (source copy for the transcription) located at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. View transcribed copy: Beautiful_Venice.pdf  Copy located.

 

1903. Smiles and Tears. Publisher, C. W. Hutchins. 1903. Available in digital format from Gonzaga University here: http://digital.gonzaga.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15486coll3/id/36177/rec/2   Copy located.

 

1903. The Drummer Boy of ’76. Publisher, Willis Woodward & Co. 1903. The Library of Congress Catalogue of Title Entries states: “Woodward (Willis) & Co. New York, NY. Drummer (the) boy of ’76; march and two step, by Jacob Henry Ellis for piano. 2905 copyright by Willis Woodward & Co. New York, NY. Class C, XXc. No. 40963, Jan. 23, 1903; 2 copies rec’d Jan. 23, 1903.”  Archived copies held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and at the University of South Florida , Tampa.  Personal copy held. View: Drummer_Boy.pdf   Copy located.

 

1903. Flowers and Palms. Publisher,Willis Woodward & Co. Archived copy held at The British Library, St. Pancras London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom. OCLC Number 498572260. Additional copy (source copy for the transcription) held at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. View transcribed copy:  Flowers_and_Palms.pdf   Copy located.

 

1903. Egyptian Review.  Published by Willis Woodward & Co. Archived copy held at The British Library, St. Pancras London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom. OCLC Number 498572244. A view of the front cover can be seen here: http://arabkitsch.com/directory/image/115   Additional copy (source copy for the transcription) held at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. View transcribed copy: Egyptain_Review.pdf  Copy located.

 

1903. Dancing in the Starlight.  Listed on title page of his Forward March as "composer of". Published by Willis Woodward & Co. Also listed in the Library of Congress Catalog of Copyright Entries: musical compositions, Part 3, page 1764. View screen shot: Ellis-Starlight-Slumber.pdf  This piece was recorded in 1903 as listed in the October 28, 1905 issue of Music Trade Review Vol. 16 No. 17 page 41. View the listing: Ellis-Starlight_recording.pdf  Listen to the recording http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/search.php?queryType=@attr+1=1020&num=1&start=1&query=cylinder4200  From QRS roll list compiled by Troy Taylor (2005) Ellis_QRS_roll-Dancing_Starlight.pdf  View my notes and transcription of the conductor's score of the orchestral version from the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra library. Dancing_Starlight.pdf  Solo piano copy not yet located.

 

ca. 1904. Sweet Slumber. Publisher unknown. Listed in the Library of Congress Catalog of Copyright Entries: musical compositions, Part 3, page 1764. View screen shot: Ellis-Starlight-Slumber.pdf  Copy not yet located.

 

1904. Dance of the Merry Millers. Publisher, Willis Woodward & Co. 1904. Personal copy held. View here: Merry_Millers.pdf  Copy located.

 

1904. Beauty and Chivalry. Publisher, Willis Woodward & Co. 1903. Archived copy held at Duke University Libraries; Durham, NC. OCLC Number 841982712. Personal copy held.  View: Beauty_and_Chivalry.pdf  Copy located.

 

   1904. Forward March.  Published by Willis Woodward & Co. 1904.  Archived copy held at Tulane University’s Maxwell collection in Box 382, folder 40.  Personal copy held. View: Forward_March.pdf  Copy located. Orchestra arrangement. View my personal copy: ForMarch_Orch.pdf

 

     

1905. Jolly Good Fellows. Listed online by grainger.de as existing but no further information as to the publisher or whether vocal or instrumental.   Copy not yet located.

 

1905. Chicken on the Fence. Publisher, Willis Woodward & Co. 1905  View my personal copy: Chicken_on_Fence.pdf

 

1905. Autumn Leaves.  Publisher, W. Hutchins, 1905. Available in digital format from the Maine Music Box here: http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mmb-ps/381/   View personal copy: Autumn_Leaves.pdf  Copy located.  

  

1905. Splivins Corners.  Published by Vinton Music Pub. Co. 1905.  Archived copies held at University of Colorado at Boulder and at the New York Public Library. Personal copy held. View: Splivens_Corners.pdf   Copy located.

 

1905. The Last Call.  March and Twp Step.  Published by Chas. K. Harris.  No known archived copy.  Personal copy held. View: Last_Call.pdf  Copy located.

 

1906. Frog Frolics: Dance and schottische. Published by Victor Kremer Co.  Archived copy held in the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University, Provo Utah. Call # MSC HSM Q 1:5. View transcribed copy: Frog_Frolics.pdf   Copy located.

 

1906. Song of the Robin.  Published by The Vinton Music Pub. Co. Boston, Mass. 1906. Available in digital format from GonzagaUniversity here: http://digital.gonzaga.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15486coll3/id/37246/rec/3   View personal copy: Song_of_the_Robin.pdf  Copy located.

 

1906. National Echoes.  Copyright by The Empire Music Co.  Available in digital format from the Mississippi State University Templeton Collection: http://digital.library.msstate.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/SheetMusic/id/25547/rec/6   View personal copy: National_Echoes.pdf  Copy located.

 

1907. The Rose of California.  Published by The Vinton Music Pub. Co. Personal copy held. View here: Rose_of_CA.pdf  Copy located.

 

1908. In Rank and File. Published by Vinton Music Pub. Co.  Archived copies held at La Budde Special Collections at the University of Missouri, Kansas City;  the Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio; the James E Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN; The University of Pittsburgh (PA).  View personal copy: In_Rank_and_File.pdf  Copy located.

 

1909. Jack in the Box. Published by Sam Fox Pub. Co.  Archived copy held at The British Library, St. Pancras  London NW1 2DB United Kingdom.  Also included in the Sam Fox Novelty Folio Vol. 1. View listing: Sam_Fox_Novelty_Folio-1.pdf  Personal copy held.  View: Jack_in_the_Box.pdf  Copy located.

 

1910. Sound of the Bugle. Published by Vinton Music Pub. Co.  Personal copy held.  No archived copies known.  View: Sound_of_the_Bugle.pdf  Copy located.

 

1911. Spirit of the U. S. A.  Published by Vinton Music Pub. Co.  Personal copy held. View here: Spirit_of_the_USA.pdf  Copy located.

 

1911. General Delivery.  Published by Vinton Music Pub. Co.  Available in digital format from the John Hopkins Lester Levy Library: http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/catalog/levy:152.031a  View my personal copy General_Delivery.pdf  Copy located.

 

1911. On the Gridiron.  Published by Vinton Music Pub. Co.  Available in digital format from Maine Music Box: http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mmb-ps/1360/;  and from the John Hopkins Lester Levy Library: http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/catalog/levy:028.103a  View personal copy: On_the_Gridiron.pdf  Copy located.

 

 1911. Sweet Remembrance. Published by Vinton Music Publishing Co. A1913. Archived copy held at The British Library, St. Pancras London NW1 2DB United Kingdom. OCLC Number 497663312. Personal copy held. View: Sweet_Remembrance.pdf  Copy located.

 

 1913. The Charge.  Published by Vinton Pub. Co.  Personal copy held. View here: Charge.pdf Copy located

 

1914. Echoes of Love.   Published by Geo. W. Meyer Music Co.  Personal copy held.  View here: Echoes_of_Love.pdf   Copy located.

 

1917. The Mohawk Trail.  Copyright 1917 by J. Ellis (no publisher listed).  Archived copy held at the New York Public Library. Personal copy held.  View: Mohawk_Trail.pdf  Copy located.

 

1921. The Drum Major.  Published by Sam Fox Pub. Co.  View my personal copy: Drum_Major.pdf  Copy located.

 

1924. The Trumpeter.  (Still under copyright, will enter public domain on 1/1/2020).  Published by Sam Fox Pub. Co.  Personal copy held.  Archived copy held by Maine Music Box but not available due to being in copyright. View cover here: http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mmb-ps-copyright/156/  Additional archived held at Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA. OCLC 794806104. Copy located.

 

1953. Bob White: Three Step. Published by Vinton Music Publishing Co. 23 years after Ellis' death. Copy held at Butler University. This work is still in copyright and will continue to be for many years to come. See listing: Ellis-Bob_White.pdf

 

 

 Vocal works.

1893. Willie Pells: Waltz song and refrain. Words by Wallace H. Becker. Published by Willis Woodward & Co. Archived copy held at The British Library, St. Pancras London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom. OCLC Number 498572463. Additional archived copy (source copy for the transcription) held at University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 2JD United Kingdom. OCLC Number 57646001. View transcribed copy: Willie_Pells.pdf  Copy located.

 

1893. The Man Who's Got the Cash: Song & Chorus. Words by Wallace H. Becker. Published by Willis Woodward & Co. Archived copy held at The British Library, St. Pancras London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom. OCLC Number 498572395. Additional archived copy (source copy for transcription) held at University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 2JD United Kingdom. OCLC Number 58395087. View transcribed copy: Man_Got_Cash.pdf  Copy located.

 

1897. Remus Takes the Cake: Coon Song. Words by Wallace H. Becker. Published by Willis Woodward & Co. Copy held by the Library of Congress http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.award.rpbaasm.0431/pageturner.html  Copy also held by the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa: http://library.ua.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?searchId=309&recCount=20&recPointer=1&bibId=728241  View my personal copy (formerly Bob Darch's copy): Remus_Takes_the_Cake.pdf  Copy located.

 

 1899. Hannah's Promenade: song and chorus. Words by Wallace H. Becker. Published by Willis Woodward & Co. Archived copy held at Baylor University Libraries-Moody Memorial Library, Waco, TX. OCLC Number 66262983. Copy located but not obtained.

 

1907. Keep a Light in the Window for Me. Words by Joseph Mittenthal. Published by Empire Pub. Co. (Boston). Personal copy held. View here: Keep_a_Light_in_the_Window_for_Me.pdf  Copy located

 

1913. In Autumn Time. Words by Arthur E. Bucknam. Published by The Vinton Music Pub. Co. Available in digital format from the Mississippi State University Templeton Collection: http://digital.library.msstate.edu/cdm/ref/collection/SheetMusic/id/35137  View my personal copy: In_Autumn_Time.pdf  Copy located.

 

1914. In the Haven of My Heart. Words by Arthur E. Bucknam. Published by The Vinton Music Pub. Co. Available in digital format from York University: http://yorkspace.library.yorku.ca/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10315/20541/JAC002780.pdf?sequence=2, and at the Maine Music Box: http://mainemusicbox.library.umaine.edu/musicbox/pages/full_record.asp?id=VP_013970  View my personal copy: In_the_Haven.pdf  Copy located.

 

1914. The Path that Leads to You. Words by Arthur E. Bucknam.  Published by The Vinton Music Pub. Co. Available in digital format from York University: http://yorkspace.library.yorku.ca/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10315/18180/JAC002166.pdf?sequence=2, and at the Maine Music Box: http://mainemusicbox.library.umaine.edu/musicbox/pages/full_record.asp?id=VP_004383  Copy located.

 

1914. When Mem'ry Brings the Light of Other Days. Words by Arthur E. Bucknam. Published by Maurice Richmond Music Co. Inc. Available in digital format from the Maine Music Box: http://mainemusicbox.library.umaine.edu/musicbox/pages/full_record.asp?id=VP_014574  View my personal copy: When_Memory_Brings.pdf  Copy located.

 

1915. The Little Road That Leads Back Home.  Words by Arthur E. Bucknam. Published by The Vinton Music Pub. Co.  Available in digital format from the Maine Music Box: http://mainemusicbox.library.umaine.edu/musicbox/pages/full_record.asp?id=VP_003253  View my personal copy: The_Little_Road.pdf  Copy located.

 

1915. When It's Twilight Neath the Old New England Hills. Words by Arthur E. Bucknam. Published by The Vinton Music Pub. Co. Available in digital format from the Maine Music Box: http://mainemusicbox.library.umaine.edu/musicbox/pages/full_record.asp?id=VP_006128&dispimg=1  View my personal copy: When_Its_Twilight.pdf  Copy located.

 

1915. Rose of the Prairie Land. Words by Arthur E. Bucknam.  Published by The Vinton Music Pub. Co.  available in digital format from the Mississippi State University Templeton Collection: http://digital.library.msstate.edu/cdm/ref/collection/SheetMusic/id/31789  View my personal copy: Rose_Praire.pdf  Copy located.

 

1915. You Can't Forget Your Mother When the Heart Turns Home. Words by Arthur E. Bucknam.  Published by The Vinton Music Pub. Co. Available in digital format from the Maine Music Box: http://mainemusicbox.library.umaine.edu/musicbox/pages/full_record.asp?id=VP_006531  View my personal copy: You_Cant_Forget.pdf  Copy located.

 

1917. In the Dawn of Another Day. Words by Arthur E. Bucknam.  Published by The Vinton Music Pub. Co. Available in digital format from the Maine Music Box: http://mainemusicbox.library.umaine.edu/musicbox/pages/full_record.asp?id=VP_011433  View my personal copy: In_the_Dawn.pdf  Copy located.

 

 1917. There is Still a Golden Future, Little Girl. Words by Arthur E. Bucknam. Published by Maurice Richmond Music Co. Archived copy held in The British Library, St. Pancras, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom. OCLC Number 498605627. View my personal copy: Golden_Future.pdf  Copy located.

 

  1918. When the Robin Calls It's Mate. Co-written with Benjamin Richmond. Words by Charles E. Casey. Published by Lew Berk Music Co. Available in digital format from Indiana University: http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/inharmony/detail.do?action=detail&fullItemID=/lilly/devincent/LL-SDV-097017  View my personal copy: When_the_Robin_Calls.pdf  Copy located.

 

1918. I Hear Your Voice in the Shadows. Words by Effie Cutler Coombs. Published by Richmond Publisher. Available in digital format from the Maine Music Box: http://mainemusicbox.library.umaine.edu/musicbox/pages/full_record.asp?id=VP_002036 and from Mississippi State University Templeton Collection: http://digital.library.msstate.edu/cdm/ref/collection/SheetMusic/id/29850  View my personal copy: I_Hear_Your_Voice.pdf  Copy located.

 

1918. In Tulip Time.  Words by Arthur E. Bucknam. Published by Richmond Publishers. Available in digital format from John Hopkins University, Lester Levy Collection: https://jscholarship.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/20114  View my personal copy:In_Tulip_Time.pdf  Copy located.

 

1919. Never to Part Again. Co-written with Benjamin Richmond. Words by Ben Baer. Published by E. Ellis & B. Richmond. Available in digital format from Gonzaga University: http://digital.gonzaga.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15486coll3/id/50572/rec/12  View my personal copy: Never_to_Part.pdf  Copy located

 

1919. When I Dream in the Moonlight of You. Words by William Phillips. Published by Richmond Publishers. (New York). Archived copy held at New York State Library, Albany NY. OCLC Number 83010474. View my personal copy: Dream_in_Moonlight.pdf  Copy located.

 

1920. The Vesper Bells Are Ringing (Mother Dear). Words by Robert F. Roden. Published by United States Music Pub. Co. New York. View my personal copy: Vesper_Bells.pdf  Copy located. 

 

Vocal works published under the pseudonym of "E. H. Ellison". View notes: E._H._Ellison_notes.pdf

 

The Song I Heard One Sunday Morn. 1901 Sheet music source: personal copy. View here: Song_One_Sunday_Morn.pdf

In The Corner Where I Sit And Dream. 1901 Sheet music source: British Library, St. Pancras, United Kingdom. View transcribed copy: In_the_Corner.pdf

My Lady Fair. 1901 Sheet music source: British Library, St. Pancras, United Kingdom. View transcribed copy: My_Lady_Fair.pdf

Mary Dear Don''t Worry. 1901 Sheet music source: University of Illinois, Urbana. View transcribed copy: Mary_Dear.pdf

Dis Little Pickanniny Can't Dance No More. 1902 Sheet music source: Duke University, Rubenstein Library. View transcribed copy: Dis_Little.pdf

Among the Valleys of New England. 1902 Sheet music source: Washington University, St. Louis. View transcribed copy: Among_the_Valleys.pdf

Papa and Mama Don't Speak Any More. 1902 Sheet music source: British Library, St. Pancras, United Kingdom. View transcribed copy: Papa_and_Mamma.pdf