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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
W6145 Sons of Victory £14.50 Details
W6146 The King's Cavalier £22.00 Details
W6146/S The King's Cavalier (score) £8.00 Details
W6148 Sons of the Wild £22.00 Details
W6148/S Sons of the Wild (score) £8.00 Details
W6154 The Royal Trophy £14.50 Details
W6175 Red Gauntlet £22.00 Details
W6175/S Red Gauntlet (score) £8.00 Details
W6176 One of The Best £22.00 Details
W6176/S One of The Best (score) £8.00 Details
W6177 The Commonwealth £22.00 Details
W6177/S The Commonwealth (score) £8.00 Details
W7008 The Artistic Soloist £7.00 Details
W7009 The Trombonist (Tenor) £8.00 Details
W7010 The Trombonist (Bass) £8.00 Details
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