composer/arranger pseudonyms

satchmo shaz

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hi all, just wondered if anyone knows of any pseudonyms of BB composers and arrangers, I know that H.R. Moreton was Harry Mortimer and I know that Rimmer had Pseudonyms, are there any others? :wink:
 

PeterBale

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Major Rickets (can't think which one - there were two brothers) wrote as Kenneth Alford;

Peter Warlock was the pseudonym for Philip Heseltine, and Bernard Shaw wrote articles - not music - under the name "Corno di bassetto".
 

James Yelland

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Robert Eaves is indeed Edward Gregson.

I saw very recently - possibly here at TMP - that Morley Calvert was a nom-de-plume for Meinhart Boekel. I can hardly believe it, but am prepared to be convinced by someone who knows better. :?: Perhaps it was posted on the Dutch equivalent of April Fool's Day?
 

Brian Bowen

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James Yelland said:
I saw very recently - possibly here at TMP - that Morley Calvert was a nom-de-plume for Meinhart Boekel. I can hardly believe it, but am prepared to be convinced by someone who knows better. :?: Perhaps it was posted on the Dutch equivalent of April Fool's Day?
I knew Morley Calvert personally, and it was his real name.
 

Roger Thorne

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There are loads of these, and not only in the banding world.

Real Name - Pseudonym
Henry Wood wrote as Paul Klenovsky
Peter Warlock wrote as Philip Heseltine
Aaron Copland was born Aaron Kaplan
Eli Smith wrote as Basil Windsor (Alpine Echoes)
Sir Edward German was born Edward German Jones!
Stephen Adams wrote as Michael Maybrick (The Holy City)
Major F. J. Ricketts wrote as Kenneth J. Alford
Major Leslie Statham wrote as Arnold Steck
Albert Ketelbey wrote as Anton Vodorinski (Bells across the Meadow)

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satchmo shaz

Active Member
so how many pseudonyms DID Rimmer have!!, a lot of his music is still brilliant today, especially the marches (the Cossack is my fave at the mo) :wink:
 
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