The Billy Mayerl Society


Lightning Fingers: Billy Mayerl 1902-1959
A Symposium edited by Mike Harth
Paradise Press, London (1995)

(Out of Print)

Selected and revised chapters of this book are now available on-line in the Reference Library on this site.

Click here to read Mike Harth's preface to this book

Marigold: The Music of Billy Mayerl
by Peter Dickinson
Oxford University Press (1999) : includes Free CD

(Out of Print)

Peter Dickinson, composer, pianist, and writer, is an Emeritus Professor of the Universities of Keele and London. He is currently Head of Music and a Board member of the Institute of United States Studies at London University. Born in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England, he went to Cambridge as Organ Scholar of Queens' College and then spent three formative years in New York, initially at the Juilliard School. From this time onwards Dickinson's music has been regularly commissioned, performed, broadcast, and recorded with some of the leading international performers. Peter Dickinson's writings, apart from many articles for the leading periodicals, include the first book on Sir Lennox Berkeley (1989) and full study of the popular pianist, composer, educator and celebrity, Billy Mayerl.

A Collection of Billy's Best Known Compositions.
FM Distribution Limited (see below)
Price: £14.99

All-of-a Twist; April's Fool; Autumn Crocus; Bats in the Belfry;
Beetle in the Bottle; Eskimo Shivers; Evening Primrose; Four Aces Suite;
From a Spanish Lattice; The Harp of the Winds;Hollyhock; Honeysuckle;
Honky-Tonk; Hop-o'-my-Thumb; Jasmine; The Jazz Master; The Joker;
Look Lively; Loose Elbows; Marigold; Mignonette;
Nimble-Fingered Gentleman; Railroad Rhythm; Shallow Waters;
Song of the Fir Tree; Sweet William; Virginia Creeper; White Heather; Wistaria

PIANO DUETS ON THE MOVE. Three arrangements for Piano Duet by George Gruner .
Duettino Publications.
Price: £6.99 plus p&p.

Robert Farnon: 'Jumping Bean'; Billy Mayerl: 'Beetle in the Bottle'; Ernesto Bucalossi’s 'Grasshopper’s Dance'.

Duettino Publications publishes music arrangements solely for piano duet. All are for moderate to advanced players who are seeking a light and relaxing diversion from the standard classical repertoire.