E. T. Paull
He had some success with a few titles which enabled him to set up his own self-publishing company. His music was intended for the piano sheet music trade.
In order to sell music, the music was marketed with uniquely colorful front cover illustrations to catch the eye of buyers. He was the first music publisher to use five-color lithography for his sheet music. For this reason alone music published by his firm has become highly collectible in the modern era and has latterly aroused interest in the composer.
To further boost sales he marketed his music as "descriptives" and ascribed certain sections of the music to allude to certain depictions of events on the cover illustration. This type of publication alludes to its being comparable to program music whilst never achieving the requisite complexity. The marketing of the pieces as "descriptives" (often a latter enhanced recycling of earlier published material) enabled the same music to be sold a second time around to the wide market of beginner-level pianists who had been accustomed to fare of this kind since Pridham's "Battle March of Delhi" in the mid-19th century. On this musical level his true contemporaries were the British writers Ezra Read and Theo Bonheur of the same period.
The Chariot Race or Ben Hur March
The Old Man's Story
The Stranger's Story Song, or Why Do Our Loved Ones Leave Us
Charge of the Light Brigade The Della Fox Little Trooper March The Elk's Grand March Get Off Cuba's Toes Great New York Loan Me A Nickel The New York and Coney Island Cycle March The Stranger's Story Waltz Sweet Rosa Dugan From Hogan's Alley What Might Have Been Whisper Again Sweet I Love You You'll Always Find A Welcome For You At Home Sweet Home
The Ice Palace March
America Forever! March
If You Were Only By My Side
We'll Stand by the Flag
He's Goin' to Hab a Hot Time Bye & Bye [w/Harry S. Miller]
Uncle Jasper's Jubilee
A Warmin' Up In Dixie
Dawn of the Century A Signal From Mars 1901
The Witch's Whirl Waltzes
When Johnny Goes A Camping [w/Vincent P. Bryan]
Our Wedding Bells Will Ring Out Some Day [w/Arthur Treveylan]
The Storm King
The Burning of Rome
The Circus Parade
The Romany Rye
The Jolly Blacksmiths
Paul Revere's Ride
Silver Sleigh Bells
The Triumphant Banner
The Home Coming March
Lincoln Centennial Grand March
The Dashing Cavaliers
The Roaring Volcano
Ring Out, Wild Bells
Kaiser Jubilee March
Paull's Hesitiation Waltz
Herald of Peace March
Battle of Gettysburg
Hurrah! For the Liberty Boys, Hurrah!
Spirit of France
American Wedding March
Custer's Last Charge
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Spirit of the U. S. A.
Top of the World (published posthumously)
- "E.T. Paull sheet music".
- Jasen, David A. (1988). Tin Pan Alley: the Composers, the Songs, the Performers and Their Times. Donald I. Fine, Inc. p. xix. ISBN 1556110995.
- "Edward Taylor Paull". Retrieved 2008-04-07.
- Elizabeth C. Axford (2004). Song Sheets to Software: A Guide to Print Music, Software and Web Sites for Musicians. Scarecrow Press. p. 21.