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Rimmer, W

Biography

William Rimmer (1861/2–1936) was a Lancashire composer and conductor of brass band music who was particularly well known for his marches. Rimmer was born in Southport in 1861 or 1862 into a musical family. His father was bandmaster of the Lancashire Volunteer Rifles and encouraged both Rimmer and his brother Robert in their musical studies. At the age of 15 he joined the Southport Rifle band as a side-drummer and then moved onto the cornet, eventually becoming the band's principal cornet soloist. As a young man he made himself into one of the finest cornet players in the country under the eye of Alexander Owen at Besses o' th' Barn Band. His prowess on the instrument became well known, and he was engaged as a soloist by many of the best bands of the day. He eventually gave up playing to concentrate on training and conducting bands, and at the height of his fame conducted every winning band at both the Crystal Palace and Belle Vue competitions between 1905 and 1909.

Cat No. Title Composer Price
A0913 Recollections of Wallace £27.50 Details
A0914 Recollections of Schumann £27.50 Details
A0919 Rienzi £38.50 Details
A0921 Recollections of Schubert £27.50 Details
A0928 Recollections of Balfe £27.50 Details
A0969 Tchaikovsky £38.50 Details
A0997 Selection from Listz £27.50 Details
A1012 A Garland of Classics £38.50 Details
A1028 Waltz from Eugene Onegin £27.50 Details
A1031 Eroica Symphony No. 3 £38.50 Details
A1031/S Eroica Symphony No. 3 (score) £13.50 Details
F0136 Tancredi £22.00 Details
F0205 Caliph of Bagdad £22.00 Details
F0454 Bohemian Girl £22.00 Details
F0513 The Magic Flute £22.00 Details
F0600 Sandon (Air Varie) £13.50 Details
F1416 Ancient Mariner £49.50 Details
F1416/S Ancient Mariner (score) £25.50 Details
W0024 Nabucodonosor £22.00 Details
W0025 Rule Britannia Overture £22.00 Details
W0030 Themes from Eroica Symphony £49.50 Details
W0030/S Themes from Eroica Symphony (score) £25.50 Details
W0031 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 £49.50 Details
W0031/S Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (score) £25.50 Details
W0034 Les Preludes (Tone Poem) £49.50 Details
W0034/S Les Preludes (Tone Poem) (score) £25.50 Details
W0082 Prelude (Rachmaninoff) £22.00 Details
W0178/PA Una Voce (piano) £7.00 Details
W6040 No. 31 Quartet £9.00 Details
W6042 No. 33 Quartet £9.00 Details
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