THE PASSING SHOW OF 1912



Composer: Louis A. Hirsch
Lyricist: Harold Atteridge

Opened: July 22, 1912, Winter Garden Theatre, N.Y.C.
Performances: 136

Note: The second half of the bill was called THE BALLET OF 1830, a mimo-dramatic ballet with music from French composers adapted by George Bing.



The Bacchanal Rag (L: Louis A. Hirsch) (subsequently used in HULLO, RAG-TIME!):

1. 78/HMV C260 (Ragtime Orchestra conducted by Louis Hirsch) [reissued on British Musical Comedies By American Composers (1912-35), JJA (M) 19794]
2. 78/HMV 04558 (Ragtime Quintet conducted by Louis Hirsch)
3. Iíll Dance Till De Sun Breaks Through: Ragtime, Cakewalks And Stomps From 1898 To 1923 From The Original Recordings, CD/Saydisc CDSDL 336 (Peerless Orchestra)
4. From Cake-Walk To Ragtime 1898-1916, CD/Fremeaux & Associes FA 067 (unknown performer)


(That) Haunting Melody (M/L: George M. Cohan) (added for the subsequent national tour; originally used in VERA VIOLETTA):

1. 78/Victor 17037 (Al Jolson) [reissued on Music From The New York Stage Vol. 2: 1908-1913, CD/Pearl GEMM CDS 9053-5]
2. George M. Cohan: Youíre A Grand Old Flag, CD/New World Records 80685-2 (Bernadette Boerckel with The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra directed by Rick Benjamin)


Itís All Over Now (dropped from the subsequent national tour):

1. Personalities On Parade Volume 1, No label PP-1 (Sophie Tucker)


The Philadelphia Drag (M/L: Harold Orlob):

1. Pianola Echoes Piano Roll Sampler No. 1, CAS/Unknown label (Pete Wendling) (unverified)


(The) Ragtime Jockey Man (M/L: Irving Berlin):

1. 78/Columbia A-1188 (Maurice Burkhardt and the Peerless Quartet)
2. Chip Deffaaís Irving Berlin: Ragtime Rarities, CD/Garret Mountain Records CDP MJ 0314 (Jonah Barricklo and Analise Scarpaci with musical direction by Richard Danley)


Rum, Tum, Fidele (Rum, Tum, Tiddle) (M: Jean Schwartz; L: Edward Madden)  (added for the subsequent national tour; originally used in VERA VIOLETTA):

1. 78/Victor 17037 (Al Jolson) [reissued on Music From The New York Stage Vol. 2: 1908-1913, CD/Pearl GEMM CDS 9053-5]
2. 78/Columbia A 1147 (Arthur Collins with orchestra)
3. 78/Zonophone 5853 (Billy Murray with orchestra) [reissued on Comic Songs By Billy Murray & Co. Vol. 4 - The Ragtime Era, CAS/Vintage Music Productions]


The Wedding Glide (L: Louis A. Hirsch) (subsequently used in HULLO, RAGTIME!):

1. 78/HMV C260 (Ragtime Orchestra conducted by Louis Hirsch) [reissued on British Musical Comedies By American Composers (1912-35), JJA (M) 19794]
2. 78/HMV B188 (Ragtime Orchestra conducted by Louis Hirsch)
3. 78/HMV 04558 (Ragtime Quintet conducted by Louis Hirsch)
4. 78/HMV 04097 (Shirley Kellogg and Gerald Kirby) [reissued on Music From The New York Stage Vol. 2: 1908-1913, CD/Pearl GEMM CDS 9053-5]
5. 78/Victor 17277 (Victor Military Band)
6. 78/Syrena-Grand 403 (The Two Rags) (unverified)
7. 78/Columbia A 1210 (Ada Jones and Walter Van Brunt with orchestral accompaniment)
8. 78/Victor 17170 (Ada Jones and Billy Murray with orchestra) [reissued on Comic Songs By Billy Murray & Co. Vol. 4 - The Ragtime Era, CAS/Vintage Music Productions]
9. CYL/Edison Blue Amberol 1577 (Ada Jones and Billy Murray)
10. Lost Empires, CD/TER CDTER 1119 (Weston Gavin & Kenneth Nelson)
11. The Welte Mignon Mystery, Vol. 28: Swinging Welte, CD/Tacet 200 (unknown performer, possibly the Ragtime Orchestra conducted by Louis Hirsch)
12. Midnight Frolic: The Broadway Theater Music Of Louis A. Hirsch, CD/New World Records 80707-2 (Colte Julian and Bernadette Boerckel with the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra directed by Rick Benjamin)


When Was There Ever A Night Like This (L: Louis A. Hirsch):

1. Midnight Frolic: The Broadway Theater Music Of Louis A. Hirsch, CD/New World Records 80707-2 (Bernadette Boerckel with the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra directed by Rick Benjamin)


Unrecorded Material:

All The World Is Madly Prancing
Always Together
Cohenís (Yiddisha) Band (M: Harry M. Piani; L: Ballard Macdonald) (dropped from the subsequent national tour)
The Fearless Waltz (dropped for the subsequent national tour)
Finale (Act 2)
Foolishness (cut)
Girlish Laughter (dropped for the subsequent national tour)
Handy Andy
Ida (dropped for the subsequent national tour)
In 2010
The Kangaroo Hop (dropped from the subsequent national tour)
The Metropolitan Squak-tette
Modern Love (dropped for the subsequent national tour)
Mr. Pagliacci (added for the subsequent national tour)
My Reuben Girlie (L: Louis A. Hirsch)
Oh! You Dream (M/L: Earl Carroll)  (not in programs)
Pirates And Quaker Girl
A Policemanís Lot Is A Happy One
The Spark Of Life (dance)
There You Have (Old) New York Town (L: Louis A. Hirsch)
Weíve Been To Europe (Opening Chorus)
You Never Could Tell We Were Married