The Music Art and Life of E.T. Paull
Featuring: Bill Edwards
Saturday, October 3, 2020, 12:00 pm PST
Includes Special Presentation:
Irwin Kostal Scholarship for Orchestration Awards – Presented by Dan Redfeld
Discover the Music, Art and Life of
E.T. Paull (1858 – 1924)
America’s other march king. Presented by Ragtime Pianist/Historian Bill Edwards
Known only nominally more than a century later, and mostly for his vivid color sheet music covers, in the early 1900s E.T. was considered by many music lovers as the “other March King.” Take a trip back to a different era of sheet music on the verge of its three-decade explosion of popularity and learn about the impact that Paull and his publishing company had on the industry, and some of the standards he helped to institute that are still with us today. We will also take a journey with him to his Civil War past and even to pre-war Germany, as the man who helped to shape the descriptive piano march provided entertainment value for hundreds of thousands of amateur pianists and orchestras. Meet Edward Taylor Paull, America’s “Other March King.”
With over 40 CD recordings, several award-winning ragtime originals, and as the Artist in Residence at the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival since 2014, Bill Edwards is no stranger to world-class compositions and arrangements. And speaking of world-class: Since winning the top title at the World Championship of Old-Time Piano in 1991, he continuously placed in the top five continuously for over two and a half decades.
An avid researcher, Bill has written several books (including an encyclopedia of over 530 female composers), articles and web biographies on composers of ragtime and other music from the late 1890s into the 1920s, in addition to digitally restoring all known covers to Scott Joplin’s recordings.
In 2016, the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation honored him with the highest possible recognition in the field of ragtime: The Scott Joplin Award For Oustanding Achievement in Research, Performance and Advancement of Ragtime