Actually, for a composer, he led a pretty normal life. Well traveled and mostly liked by his mid century contemporaries, he was a particularly gifted pianist. He wrote 5 songs dedicated to Louis Hornbeck which ingratiates him to me (not that there is any relation, like Athena I sprang fully formed from the head of Zeus).
Tonight’s pieces are two Piano Rolls where he demonstrates his virtuosity playing his own compositions.
The first one is Bridal Procession which can come in handy if you are on your Larry Kingth marriage and are tired of Mendelssohn’s Wedding March. The second is called Butterfly, Op. 43 #1, both posted by d60944.
What I notice about Piano Rolls in general is that the performances are quite up tempo compared to what I expected. This is reflective of the desires and talent of the composers, speed is one of the things they are best at preserving.