This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1909.
Albums Released [ edit ]
Tchailkovsky's Nutcracker Suite - Mark Hamburg And The Royal Albert Hall Orchestra
Published popular music [ edit ]
"Kissing-Bug" m. Charles L. Johnson
"Let's Go Into A Picture Show" w.m. Junie McCree &
Albert von Tilzer "The Letter Song" w.
Stanislaus Stange m. Oscar Straus "
Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland" w. Beth Slater Whitson m. Leo Friedman "Moonstruck" w.m.
Lionel Monckton "Moving Day In Jungle Town" w. A. Seymour Brown m. Nat D. Ayer
"My Cousin Caruso" w.
Edward Madden m. Gus Edwards "My Hero" w. (Eng)
Stanislaus Stange (Ger) Rudolf Bernauer & Leopold Jacobson m. Oscar Straus "My Motter" w. Arthur Wimperis m.
Howard Talbot "
My Pony Boy" w. Bobby Heath m. Charles O'Donnell "
My Prairie Song Bird" w. Jack Drislane, m. George W. Meyer "My Southern Rose" by
Earl Taylor "My Wife's Gone To The Country" w. George Whiting &
Irving Berlin m. Ted Snyder "Next To Your Mother Who Do You Love" w.
Irving Berlin m. Ted Snyder "No One Could Do It Like My Father" w.m.
Irving Berlin & Ted Snyder "Nobody Knows Nobody Cares" w.m.
Charles K. Harris "Oh! You Candy Kid" w.m. Bob Adams & John Golden
"Oh, What I Know About You"
Irving Berlin, Joseph H. McKeon, Harry M. Piano, W. Raymond Walker "On Wisconsin" w. Carl Beck m. W. T. Purdy
"Only a Dream of You" w. Carol Loveland m.
Harry J. Lincoln "Our Farm" Caryll & Monckton
"Pork And Beans" m. Theron C. Bennett
"Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet" w. Stanley Murphy m.
Percy Wenrich "Rainbow" w. Alfred Bryan m.
Percy Wenrich "Sadie Salome Go Home" w.m.
Irving Berlin & Edgar Leslie "She Was A Dear Little Girl" w.
Irving Berlin m. Ted Snyder "Ship Ahoy!" w.m. A. J. Mills &
Bennett Scott "Stop That Rag (Keep On Playing, Honey)"
Irving Berlin, Ted Snyder "Take Me Up With You, Dearie" w. Junie McCree m.
Albert Von Tilzer "Temptation Rag" m. Henry Lodge
"That Mesmerizing Mendelssohn Tune" w.m.
Irving Berlin "That's A Plenty" w.
Henry Creamer m. Bert A. Williams "When I Dream In The Gloaming Of You" w.m. Herbert Ingraham
"When You First Kissed The Last Girl You Loved" w. Will M. Hough & Frank R. Adams m. Joseph E. Howard
"Where My Caravan Has Rested" w. Edward Teschemacher m. Herman Lohr
The Whiffenpoof Song" w. Meade Minnigerode & George S. Pomeroy m. Tod B. Galloway "The White Wash Man" w.
William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz "Wild Cherries (Coony, Spoony Rag)"
Irving Berlin, Ted Snyder "Yiddle On Your Fiddle" w.m.
Irving Berlin "You Taught Me How To Love You Now Teach Me To Forget" w. Jack Drislane & Alfred Bryan m. George W. Meyer
Recorded popular music [ edit ]
"Beautiful Eyes, Beautiful Lies" -
Ada Jones "Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms" -
Nellie Melba "
Black And White Rag", recorded by
By The Light Of The Silvery Moon" - Billy Murray & Haydn Quartette "Carrie (Carrie Marry Harry)" - Billy Murray
College Life" - Billy Murray "Dill Pickles Rag" -
Pryor's Band "Down Among The Sugar Cane" -
Collins and Harlan "Down In Jungle Town" - Peter Dawson (as Charles Handy)
"Face To Face" -
Frank C. Stanley "
Good Evening, Caroline" - Billy Murray "Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?" -
Florrie Forde "I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray" -
Fisk University Jubilee Quartet "I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside", recorded by:
"I Just Came Back To Say Good Bye" -
Amy Butler "I Love My Wife, But Oh, You Kid" - Billy Murray
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" - Billy Murray "If The Wind Had Only Blown The Other Way" -
Grace Cameron "I'm A Member Of The Midnight Crew" -
Eddie Morton "I'm Going To Do What I Please" -
Stella Tobin "
I've Got Rings On My Fingers", recorded by:
"Just Before The Battle, Mother" -
Will Oakland "Let's Go Into A Picture Show", recorded by:
"The Longest Way 'Round Is The Sweetest Way Home" - Will Oakland
Maple Leaf Rag" - United States Marine Band (popular remake by the U.S.M.B. of their historic 1906 recording) "Meet Me In Rose-Time, Rosie" - Peter Dawson (as Mr C. Handy)
"My Pony Boy" - Ada Jones &
Peerless Quartette "My Wife's Gone To The Country" - Collins & Harlan
"Not For Me" -
Bessie Wynn "Now I Have To Call Him Father" - Florrie Forde
"Oh You Kid!" - Billy Murray & Ada Jones
"Oh! You Candy Kid" - Ada Jones
"Oh, Dem Golden Slippers" - Fisk University Jubilee Quartet
Old Black Joe" - Fisk University Jubilee Quartet "Put Me Upon An Island" -
Wilkie Bard "
Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet" - Haydn Quartette "Rainbow" - Frank C. Stanley and
Henry Burr "She Sells Sea-Shells" - Billy Murray
"The Star Spangled Banner" -
Geraldine Farrar w. male chorus ( Harry Macdonough, Reed Miller, Reinald Werrenrath and Frank C.Stanley) "Sweet Simplicitas" - Peter Dawson (as Charles Handy) w. Chorus (
Ernest Pike, Harold Wilde & Stewart Gardner) "
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" - Fisk University Jubilee Quartet "Take Me Up With You, Dearie" - Billy Murray & Haydn Quartet
"That's A Plenty" -
Arthur Collins "When I Dream In The Gloaming Of You", recorded by:
"The Whole Damm Family" - Billy Murray
The Yama Yama Man" - Ada Jones "
Yankiana Rag" - The American Symphony Orchestra "
Ye Banks And Braes O' Bonnie Doon" - Nellie Melba "Yip-I-Addy-I-Ay!", recorded by:
January 3 - Victor Borge, musician, actor (d. 2000)
January 11 - Gunnar Berg, composer (d. 1989)
January 13 - Ed Burke, jazz musician (d. 1988)
January 15 - Gene Krupa, drummer (d. 1973)
February 5 - Grazyna Bacewicz, Polish composer (d. 1969)
February 9 - Carmen Miranda, Brazilian singer, actress (d. 1955)
May 1 - George Melachrino, English conductor, singer and composer (d. 1965)
May 10 - Maybelle Carter née Addington, US country singer and musician, member of the Carter Family (d. 1978)
May 13 - Ken Darby, US chorale director (d. 1992)
May 30 - Benny Goodman, musician, actor (d. 1986)
June 12 - Archie Bleyer, US arranger and bandleader (d. 1989)
June 14 - Burl Ives (d. 1995)
June 26 - Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley's manager (d. 1997)
July 9 - Manolo Caracol, flamenco singer (d. 1973)
July 18 - Harriet Hilliard, US singer and actress, wife of Ozzie Nelson and mother of Rick Nelson (d. 1994)
August 10 - Claude Thornhill, US bandleader, pianist and composer (d. 1965)
August 11 - Yuji Koseki, Japanese composer (d. 1989)
August 15 - Hugo Winterhalter, US conductor and arranger (d. 1973)
August 17 - Larry Clinton, US bandleader and songwriter (d. 1985)
August 25 - Ruby Keeler, dancer, actress (d. 1993)
September 24 - Carl Sigman, songwriter (d. 2000)
October 3 - Borney Bergantine, songwriter (d. 1952)
November 10 - Johnny Marks, US songwriter (d. 1985)
November 18 - Johnny Mercer, songwriter (d. 1976)
December 15 - Jack Barry, singer (d. 1982)
December 20 - Vagn Holmboe, Danish composer (d. 1996)
date unknown - Ichirō Saitō, film composer (d. 1979)
January 15 - Ernest Reyer, composer and music critic (b. 1823)
March 22 - Gyula Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel
March 25 - Ruperto Chapí, composer (b. 1851)
May 6 - Fanny Cerrito, ballet dancer and choreographer (b. 1817)
May 19 - Isaac Albéniz, Spanish composer (born 1860)
June 1 - Giuseppe Martucci, composer and conductor
June 7 - P. W. Halton, conductor (b. 1841)
October 6 - Dudley Buck, organist, composer and music writer (b. 1839)
October 13 - Julius Ruthardt, violinist and composer (b. 1841)
November 8 - Charles Bordes, composer (b. 1863)
November 16 - Francis Thomé, pianist and composer (b. 1850)
December 11 - Domenico Salvatori, castrato singer (b. 1855)
December 15 - Francisco Tárrega, guitarist and composer (b. 1852)