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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
W0111 Irresistible £14.50 Details
W0120 The Victors Return £14.50 Details
W0139 Hailstorm £22.00 Details
W0139/PA Hailstorm (piano) £7.00 Details
W0143 My Old Kentucky Home £22.00 Details
W0149 Weber's Last Waltz £22.00 Details
W0149/PA Weber's Last Waltz B♭ (piano) £7.00 Details
W0152 Les Zephyrs £22.00 Details
W0152/PA Les Zephyrs (piano) £7.00 Details
W0155/PA Believe Me Endearing Young Charms (piano) £7.00 Details
W0162/PA In Dixieland (piano) £7.00 Details
W0170/PA Weber's Last Waltz E♭ (piano) £7.00 Details
W0172/PA Saint Germain (piano) £7.00 Details
W0174/PA Silver Threads Among the Gold B♭ (piano) £7.00 Details
W0192/PA In Cellar Cool B♭ (piano) £7.00 Details
W0219/PA Jenny Jones E♭ (piano) £7.00 Details
W0224/PA Silver Threads Among the Gold E♭ (piano) £7.00 Details
W6029 No. 20 Quartet £9.00 Details
W6030 No. 21 Quartet £9.00 Details
W6035 No. 26 Quartet £9.00 Details
W6037 No. 28 Quartet £9.00 Details
W6140 Ravenswood £22.00 Details
W6140/S Ravenswood (score) £8.00 Details
W6141 Honest Toil £22.00 Details
W6141/S Honest Toil (score) £8.00 Details
W6143 Blencathra £22.00 Details
W6143/S Blencathra (score) £8.00 Details
W6144 The Carnival King £22.00 Details
W6144/S The Carnival King (score) £8.00 Details
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