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Melvin H Ribble was born on January 11, 1870, he died on May 3, 1964. In 1889 he was a cornetist with the Ashman Band of Lincoln, Nebraska. In 1898 he moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he obtained work as a staff arranger with Harry L. Alford's music publishing company. He worked writing custom arrangements. While in Chicago, Ribble composed and arranged for the Victor Music Co. [later Rubank ]. Ribble moved back to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1931 and established his own arranging business. He died there in 1964.

Works by Melvin H. Ribble ( names in parentheses are publishers w/ copyright dates )

  • Bennet's Triumphal March ( Victor 1923/Rubank 1925 )
  • Blue Moon Waltz ( Rubank 1931 )
  • Dainty Maid dancette ( Rubank 1925 )
  • Invincible Yank March ( Rubank 1937 )
  • Lizella Overture ( Fillmore 1912 )
  • Night's Enchantment tone poem ( Rubank 1923 )
  • Spirit of America ( Rubank )
  • Starter March ( Rubank 1931 )
  • Street King March ( Rubank 1937 )
  • Teamwork March ( Rubank 1925 )
  • Twilight Thoughts ( Victor 1925/Rubank 1931 )
  • Village Chapel tone poem ( Rubank 1931)
  • Warming Up March (Rubank 1931 )

References

  • Hoe Jr, Robert, band music library
  • Rehrig, William H.,The Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music; Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press 1991.


Screamer (march),American march music


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