NEW PIANO ROLLS from JULIAN DYER

For Duo-Art and 88-note player pianos


New rolls let you choose the music for your player piano and buy it when you want it, not just make do with what turns up. New rolls don't have the damage and decay that old rolls suffer from. Buy your new rolls here!

Below are the catalogues of rolls for  standard 88-note player pianos and automatic Duo-Art instruments. Not sure what rolls your player piano can use? Have a look at the page on compatibility. If you know what you want, you can order directly.

Duo-Art rolls

These are special rolls needed to operate Duo-Art pianos that automatically reproduce the performance of the pianist. The copies here are exact replicas of original rolls, containing each and every punch in the original roll, all in the right place and of the right size, so the new rolls perform exactly the same as the original rolls. This is quite unlike the majority of roll copies, where the new perforations only approximate the originals, to the detriment of the music. For the specification of these new rolls, see The Anatomy of a Piano Roll.

A brief description about how the Aeolian Company made the original Duo-Art rolls can be found in the page about the Duo-Art recording process. If you want to know more about how Duo-Art pianos work, have a look at Understanding and Regulating the Pedal-Electric Duo-Art.

Standard 88-note rolls

Most player pianos use 88-note rolls, with the operator (or 'Pianolist') adding all timing and expression. Some instruments have an extra accenting mechanism to highlight certain notes, and the rolls here have accenting when this is appropriate. They will play perfectly on any standard 88-note player piano. The catalogue has a mixture of replica and new rolls, including titles newly arranged by Adam Ramet to play in a way that only the player piano can!

Special recut orders

I can only offer a fairly limited list of rolls off-the-shelf, but there are huge numbers of other rolls that could be recut. Ask for the titles you want: you may well not have to find an original because there are libraries of electronic scans that can be perforated to order! Anything obtainable can be cut for bulk purchase, where the buyer takes the entire perforator run of four copies. I don't copy rolls less than 50 years old, or older recuts.

Custom-cut new rolls

I can cut new rolls from MIDI files, as long as the MIDI file is provided in a form ready for cutting - I can check a file to assess how suitable it is for making into a roll. New rolls are supplied only in batches of four copies; it's not practical to supply single rolls or proof rolls, although I can provide examples of how the MIDI will sound once it's been cut into a roll. I cannot create MIDI files for you, so if there is something you want you'll have to find somebody to create it for you, and I'll then happily cut it for you.

What's new?

September 2014 - some Duo-Art popular rolls

April 2013 - new titles arranged by Adam Ramet

November 2012 - Duo-Art rolls

June 2012

April 2012

March 2012

Replica Duo-Art rolls - list updated 22 May 2013

Bulk orders: take 20% off the listed prices if you order 10 or more rolls, or 10% off for more than 5 rolls.

Title

Price (£)

Titles marked LAST ORDERS will not be replaced when stocks run out, so order now!
Duo-Art Test Roll
Duo-Art test roll, with description sheet. A modification of the standard British roll, with the zero-setting section extended to cover a wider range of notes. Very similar to the American "test roll number 3" but without musical examples. 12
British series rolls (originally issued only in Britain)
010 Impromptu, Op 142 No 4 composed by Schubert, played by Claudio Arrau
14
032 Land of Hope and Glory composed by Elgar, arranged and played by Max Darewski
12
065 Nocturne Op 9 No 3 composed by Chopin, played by Una Bourne.
12
073 Prelude Op 25 No 3 composed by Chopin, played by Irene Scharrer
12
080 Entr'Acte Waltz from "The Snow Man" composed and played by Eric Korgold
10
082 Oiseaux tristes (Miroirs, No. 2) – composed and played by Maurice Ravel
12
084 Pavanecomposed and played by Maurice Ravel
14
086 Toccata – composed and played by Maurice Ravel
12
0211 Ragamuffin composed and played by John Ireland
10
0214 Minstrels composed by Debussy, played by William Murdoch.
10
0215 Poupee dansant (dancing doll)  composed by Poldini, played by William Murdoch LAST ORDERS 10
0219 Le Gibet (Gaspard de la Nuit, No. 2) – composed and played by Maurice Ravel 12
0257 Sonata in D, Op 10, No 3. First movement composed by Beethoven, played by William Murdoch.
12
0258 Sonata in D, Op 10, No 3. Second movement composed by Beethoven, played by William Murdoch.
14
0259 & 0260 Sonata in D, Op 10, No 3. Third and Fourth movements composed by Beethoven, played by William Murdoch.
14
0328 Papillons, Op 2  roll 1  Schumann played by Artur Rubinstein 14
0329 Papillons, Op 2  roll 2 Schumann played by Artur Rubinstein  16
0345 General Lavine: Eccentric composed by Debussy, played by Eugen d'Albert
12
0350 Equinox composed by John Ireland, played by Frank Lafitte
12
0351 Rhapsodie Op 11 No 1 composed by Erno Dohnanyi, played by Frank Lafitte 
20
0708 Eskimo Shivers played by the composer, Billy Mayerl
12
0970 Danse Macabre composed by Saint-Saens, arranged by Liszt and further embellished by the pianist, Vladimir Horowitz (issued in America as 7447) 
20
D577 Amberley Wild Brooks composed and played by John Ireland. (This roll was only issued originally in 'Annotated' Audiographic form: the recut does not have the printing.)
10
3099 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 composed by Liszt, played by Alfred Cortot. (An American recording, but seemingly never issued in America!) 
20
LP001-4 Chopin Preludes Op. 28 played by Ferrucio Busoni - complete set on four long rolls65
Standard classical series rolls (issued in both America and Britain)

"The Warriors" composed and played by Percy Grainger (made specially for the 100th anniversary of Denton, Cottier & Daniels in Buffalo, NY, and not otherwise issued.)

12
541 Zampa Overture composed by Herold, played by Rudolph Ganz
16
926 Sonata, Op 26. First & Second Movements. Beethoven, played by Wanda Landowska 
20
927 Sonata, Op 26. Third & Fourth Movements. Beethoven, played by Wanda Landowska
16
936 Sonata, Op 31 No 1 in G major. First movement. Beethoven, played by Ralph Leopold.
14
937 Sonata, Op 31 No 1 in G major. Second movement. Beethoven, played by Ralph Leopold.
18
938 Sonata, Op 31 No 1 in G major. Third movement. Beethoven, played by Ralph Leopold.
14
5666 Colonial Song – composed and played by Percy Grainger
14

5670 Intermezzo in octaves – composed by Leschetitzky, played by Ossip Gabrilowitsch

10

5698 Paganini Etude No 3 (Campanella) - Liszt-Busoni pl Ferrucio Busoni 12
5762 El Pelele composed and played by Enrique Granados
12
5763 The Maiden and the Nightingale composed and played by Enrique Granados
14
5770 Sonata in B minor, roll 1  Liszt, played by Ernest Schelling  18
5786 Sonata in B minor, roll 2  Liszt, played by Ernest Schelling  14
5799 Sonata in B minor, roll 3  Liszt, played by Ernest Schelling  16
5838 March-Jig (Maguire's Kick) composed by Stanford, played by Percy Grainger
10
5929 Poeme des Montagnes - composed by d'Indy, played by Robert Lortat 14
5982 El Fandango de Candil (Goyescas) composed by Enrique Granados, played by Ernest Schelling
12
6061 Le retour des muleteers composed by de Severac, played by Robert Lortat
12
6096 Lotus Land composed by Cyril Scott, played by Rudolph Reuter
12
6149 Country Gardens (British Folk Settings) - composed and played by  Percy Grainger 10
6194 Etude, Op 15 No. 8 composed by Serge Bortkiewicz, played by Lester Donohoe
12
6255 Migon's Song Liszt, played by Rudolph Ganz
14
6266 Fantaisie, Op 49 Chopin, played by Harold Bauer
18

6269 Nocturne, B flat – composed by John Field, played by John Hughes

12

6339 Juba Dance Composed by Dett, played by Percy Grainger
10

6368 Children’s March – composed and played by Percy Grainger

12

6390 Tarantelle, A flat, Op 43 – Chopin, played by Magdeleine Brard  12

6419 Gaertner Waltz No. 2 – Gaertner-Friedman/Friedman

10

6444 Turkey in the straw – Guion, played by Percy Grainger 10
6459 Eugene Onegin paraphrase – Tchaikovsky arr Pabst/Lerner, played by Tina Lerner  14

6513 The Sanctuary – Dvorsky/Hofmann

10

6514 Symphonic Dance composed by Cyril Scott, played by Scott & Percy Grainger
12

6515 Gaertner Waltz No. 3 – Gaertner-Friedman played by Ignaz Friedman

14

6547 Consolation No. 3 in D flat composed by Liszt, played by Ernest Hutcheson
12

6568 Hungarian Rhapsody 10 – composed by Liszt, played by Paderewski

16

6581 Baigneuses au Soleil composed by de Severac, played by E. Robert Schmitz
12
6608 Pupazetti (Caricatures) composed and played by Alfredo Casella
16
6632 Andante from Organ Prelude in E composed by Bach, arranged & played by Siloti
12

6665 Fantasiestucke – Soaring – composed by Schumann, played by Joseph Hofmann

12

6667 La Dance d'Olaf composed by Pick-Mangiagelli, played by William Backhaus
12
6677 Andantino in D flat ("Moonlight and Roses") – composed and played  by Edwin H Lemare 12
6756 Sonata in D major (K576), 1st movement  Mozart, played by Wanda Landowska 16
6755 Ritual Fire Dance composed by Manuel de Falla, played by Artur Rubinstein 12
6760 Two musical relics of my mother composed and played by Percy Grainger LAST ORDERS 10

6878 Rhapsody in Blue (part 2) – composed and played by George Gershwin (also available as a complete performance on LP005)

14

6879 Brownies composed by Korngold, played by Frances Hall
12
6885 Prelude & Fugue 3, from the Well-tempered Klavier. Bach, played by Ethel Leginska.
12
6889 Two Etudes (Bortkiewicz) played by Carol Robinson
12
6910 Idylle (from Pieces Pittoresques) composed by Chabrier, played by Alfred Cortot
12
6927 The Engulfed Cathedral Debussy, played by Myra Hess
14
6928 Chaconne Bach/Busoni, played by Ferrucio Busoni 
20
6931 Nell (Free settings of favourite melodies, No. 1) - Composed and played by Percy Grainger LAST ORDERS 10
6954 Nocturne, G minor, Op 37 No 1  Chopin, played by Ignaz Friedman  16

6968 Mendelssohn concerto roll 2 – arranged for 4 hands and played by Wilhelm Backhaus

12

7094 Rhapsody in Blue (part 1) composed and played by George Gershwin (also available as a complete performance on LP005)
18
7190 Autumn, from North Country Sketches Delius, played by Percy Grainger & Ralph Leopold
14
7191 Winter Landscape & Dance, from North Country Sketches Delius, played by Percy Grainger & Ralph Leopold
16
7192 The March of Spring, from North Country Sketches Delius, played by Percy Grainger & Ralph Leopold
16
7275 Vallee des cloches composed and played by Maurice Ravel
14
7250 Carmen Variations composed by Bizet, arranged and played by Vladimir Horowitz
12
7281 Doumka, Op 59 - composed by Tchaikovsky, played by Vladimir Horowitz  16
7299 White Lilacs - composed by Hajos, played by Robert Armbruster 
16

7300 Ramble on love theme from "Rosenkavalier" – composed by Richard Strauss, arranged and played by Percy Grainger

14

7302 Lesghinka (Transcendental Etude No. 10) composed by Lyapounov, played by Dai Buell
16

7305 Beethoven Sonata Op2 No3 Mvt 1 – played by Josef Hofmann

18

7306 Beethoven Sonata Op2 No3 Mvt 2 – played by Josef Hofmann 16
7307 Beethoven Sonata Op2 No3 Mvt 3 – played by Josef Hofmann 16
7340 Moszkowski Serenata played by Ignaz Friedman
12
7397 Chopin Nocturne in E Flat Op 55 No 2 played by Alfred Cortot 12
7417 Procession of the Sardar composed by Ippolitov-Ivanov, played by Rudolph Ganz
12
7450 Preludes Op 32 No 10 & 8 composed by Rachmaninoff, played by Horowitz
14
7465 Outstanding hits of the day (fox-trot medley 11), played by Frank Milne 
14
7467 & 7468 American in Paris (2-roll set), composed by  Gershwin, played by Milne & Leith  36
7472 Bolero composed by Ravel, played by Rudolph Ganz
20
7474 Outstanding hits of the day (fox-trot medley 13), played by Frank Milne 
16
7481 Outstanding hits of the moment (fox-trot medley 21), played by Frank Milne 
20
7482 Outstanding hits of the moment (fox-trot medley 22), played by Frank Milne 
18
7519 Porgy & Bess selection - composed by George Gershwin, played by Adam Carroll 
18
LP005  Rhapsody in Blue (part 1) composed and played by George Gershwin - a composite of rolls 7094 and 6878 (a very long roll)  22
Dance rolls (both American and British series)

0458 My heart stood still (Rogers & Hart) played by Freddie Rich

12

0476 Funny Face medley (Gershwin) played by Phil Ohman 
14

0507 Yale Blues (Vivian Ellis) played by Constance Mering

12

0565 Jumping Jack (Bloom) played by Rube Bloom  NEW12

0612 Makin Whoopee (Donaldson) played by Frank Milne

12

0616 Where the shy little Violets grow (Kahn & Warren) played by Pauline Alpert

12

0708 Sunnyside up (DeSylva Brown & Henderson) played by Pauline Alpert

12

0719 Why? (Davis) played by Frank Milne 
12
0960 If I had a talking picture of you (DeSylva-Brown-Henderson) played by Thomson Kerr NEW12
1004 You're the top (Cole Porter) played by Adam Carroll
12
01015 I won't dance (Jerome Kern) played by King & Sterling
12
01054 The King's Horses (Noel Gay) played by Arden & Carroll  LAST ORDERS 10
01093 Hits from "Broadway Melody of 1938" played by Robert Farquhar
16
713108 Little Peach (Sigmund Romberg) played by Constance Mering  NEW12
713126 Charleston (James P Johnson) played by Freddie Rich
12
713216 That Certain Feeling (Gershwin) played by George Gershwin
12

Replica 88-note rolls

Russian Rag (Cobb) played by Max Kortlander (QRS 100870) 10
Zu Zu Rag, played by Victor Arden (Rythmodik E17663) 10

New 88-note rolls

88-note rolls – Themodist where noted, otherwise plain 88-note

Prelude from "Eight Concert Studies for Piano" (Nikolai Kapustin) a 1984 composition evoking the feel of improvised jazz  11
Carroll calls the tunes transcription of Carroll Gibbons' 1937 record (Can I have the next romance with you, Everything's in rhythm with my heart, I'm in a dancing mood, There isn't any limit to my love) 
13
Ganz Allons Vite (grand galop de concert)  11
Shostakovich Festive Overture 
13
Shostakovich Waltz No 2 from Suite for variety orchestra.  11

Arno BabadjanianElegie Themed LAST ORDERS

11

Gershwin/Grainger Love walked In & The Man I Love. Concert transcriptions by Percy Grainger, interpreted for the pianola by Sid O'Connell. Themed
13

Lothar Perl – American Variations on a theme of Paganini. Created by Sid O’Connell. Themed

13
Rachmaninoff Italian Polka, in a new concert arrangement by Arcadi Volodos 11

New Pianola Arrangements by Adam Ramet

Brand new 88-note arrangements specially designed to make the most of your player piano! 

(Songs come with a lyric sheet)

European popular music 

Trot Macabre (Ramet)  a novelty take on themes from Saint-Saens' Danse Macabre LAST ORDERS 11
Moya Maruschka (Vilnov) Russian, from Petr Leschenko's 1930s recording 
11
Alles Schwindel (Spoliansky - Schiffer) A sarcastic German cabaret  song from 1931  11
Berliner Luft (Lincke)  March LAST ORDERS11

Bugatti Step (Jaroslav Ježek) Czech, from the composer's 1931 orchestral recording

11

España Cañí (Narro)  The famous Pasdo-Doble used as a bullfight introduction 11
Ashkenazi Dances No 1 (Ramet, based on traditional melodies) 
13
Otto e Mezzo (8 1/2) (Nino Rota) The closing sequence from Fellini's 1963 film 
11

British light music and music hall

It's a long way to Tipperary (Jack Judge)  in its 1912 music-hall comedy song form  LAST ORDERS 11
Don't have any more, Mrs. Moore (Castling - Walsh)  as sung by Lily Morris in 1926 LAST ORDERS 11
Barwick Green (Arthur Wood)  the theme music from The Archers 11
Barnacle Bill (Ashworth Hope)  the Blue Peter theme music 11
Calling all workers (Eric Coates)  the theme music from "Music while you work" 11
Devil's Galop (Charles Williams) the Dick Barton theme
11
I do like to be beside the seaside (Glover-Kind) Reginald Dixon's theme tune 
11

Puffing Billy (White) – English light music, Childrens' Favourites and Captain Kangaroo theme 

11

In a party mood (Strachey) English light music, the Housewives Choice theme 

11

Coronation Scot (Ellis) – English light music, a cinema organ favourite and the Paul Temple theme 

11

American tin pan alley, novelties and jazz

Star Wars "Main Title"  (Williams) a rendering of the entire orchestral opening on the pianola 
13
Carousel Waltz (Richard Rogers) from the film 13
Slap that Bass (Gershwin) as danced by Fred Astaire in Follow the Fleet 11
Blackbirds of 1926 (Meyer) show selection LAST ORDERS
13
Let's Misbehave (Cole Porter) dropped from "Paris" before its New York opening 
11
Church mouse on a spree (Froeba)  1936 jazzy novelty 
11
Nickel in the slot (Confrey) 
11
Alexander's Ragtime Band (Berlin) 11
King Chanticleer (Nat D. Ayer) 
11

Troublesome Ivories (Eubie Blake)

11

Classic ragtime

Going to Pieces (Karl Kapper)  a rag / onestep from 1916 11

The Entertainer (Scott Joplin)

11

Leola (Scott Joplin)

11

Eugenia (Scott Joplin)

11

Rose Leaf Rag (Scott Joplin)

11

Solace (Scott Joplin)
11

Jelly Roll Morton transcriptions by Mike Meddings

Mike Meddings made these rolls for his own concerts, transcribing Morton's 78s to recreate every nuance of phrasing and timing. Thanks to Mike, these are now being offered for sale again.

88-note rolls

Finger Buster transcribed from Jazz Man 12, recorded Dec 1938  11
Frog-I-More Rag transcribed from Rialto534, recorded April/May 1924  11

 

Ordering information

Ordering is simple: just email the list of the rolls you want, your details including delivery addess, whether you want fast (expensive) or economical (slower) delivery, and if you want additional postal insurance. You will be sent a payment request for the total, no payment is needed with the order.

All prices are in UK pounds sterling. There are discounts for larger orders: 10% for 5 to 9 rolls, 20% for 10 or more rolls. Alternatively, order a bespoke perforator batch of any title (4 rolls) and deduct 20% for that particular title.

All orders are posted from the UK, or may be picked up from Wokingham. Postage is charged at cost, packing is free. Exact postage costs will be confirmed when the packed weight of your order is known and a postal service chosen  I use Royal Mail or courier services whichever is more economic, on a case-by-case basis. Payment only by cash on collection, bank transfer, cheque (Pounds Sterling, drawn on a UK bank), or PayPal for non-UK buyers only.  

Julian Dyer, 5 Richmond Rise, Wokingham RG41 3XH, United Kingdom

email: enquiries <at> pianorolls.co.uk (using @ instead of <at>)