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Julia Lee Niebergall

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Name  Julia Niebergall

Role  Composer
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Horseshoe Rag Ragtime Piano by Julia Lee Niebergall (1911)


Julia Lee Niebergall (15 February 1886 – 19 October 1968) was a musician and ragtime era composer.

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Early life and education

Niebergall was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to a family of musicians. Her father played double-bass, her sister piano, and her brother percussion. Herself a pianist, she played at public events, as an accompanist for silent movies. and for ballet and gym classes. She also taught music at a high school.

Career

She is credited with but six musical compositions, two of which—Hoosier Rag and Red Rambler Rag—achieved popular success. She was a friend of May Aufderheide, one of the most popular female ragtime composers, who also lived in Indiana, and whose father published several of Niebergall’s compositions.

Niebergall reportedly supported herself as a musician and teacher until her death.

Compositions

  • Clothilda (1905)
  • Hoosier Rag (1907)
  • Bryan Cocktail (1908)
  • When Twilight is Falling (1909)
  • Horseshoe Rag (1911)
  • Red Rambler Rag (1912)
  • References

    Julia Lee Niebergall Wikipedia


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