Guido Deiro
Original Compositions

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Guido Deiro wrote dozens of original compositions; listed below are 46 known works.

Published by Will Rossiter

  • Kismet -- Foxtrot (Piano/Vocal Score with lyrics by Herschel Henlere -- 1920)

    Published by Jerome H. Remick & Co.

  • Deiro Rag -- piano arrangement (1913)

    Published by B. Quattrociocche
    Accordion Music Publisher

  • Allegro Deiro -- Rag Novelty
    (Originally published and recorded as Deiro Rag)
  • The Breitenbush -- March
  • Deirina -- Polka-Mazurka
  • Guido's Royal March
  • Hand Grenade Throwers -- March
  • I Don't Care -- Polka (Version 1)
  • I Don't Care -- Polka (Version 2)
  • Lido -- Tango
  • Lights and Shadows -- Waltz
  • Lola -- One Step Novelty
  • Los Bomberos -- March (I Pompieri)
  • Marines -- March
  • Moonlight -- Waltz
  • My Florence -- Waltz (Version 1)
  • My Florence -- Waltz (Version 2)
  • Neapolitan -- Polka
  • Pink Slippers -- Valse Moderato
  • Polka Variata - Varite Polka (1916)
  • Preparedness March
  • Queen of the Air
  • Royal Flying Corps -- March
  • Temperamental Rag -- Novelty
  • Valse Caprice, No. 1
  • Valse Pirouette
  • Western Stars -- March
  • Zampa -- Rag

    Published by O. Pagani & Bro.
    Accordion Music Publisher

  • Lido -- Tango
  • The Musketeers -- March (I Moschettieri)

    Published by Accordion Music Publishing Co. (AMPCO) Owned by Pietro Deiro

  • Egypto -- Fantasia

    Published by Kejving Musik (Sweden)

  • Deirina
  • Polka Variata

    Published by Zampiceni Publications
    Accordion Music Publisher

  • Allegro Deiro -- Rag
  • Deirina -- Mazurka
  • Moonlight -- Waltz
  • My Florence -- Waltz

    Nicomede Music Company
    Altoona, Pennsylvania

  • Guido Deiro's Royal Method for Piano Accordion, Vol. 1

    • Accordionette Waltz
    • Young Accordionist
    • Little Accordion Player
    • Torpedo March
    • Veno - Fox Trot Duet (co-composed by Nicomede)
    • King Boy - Fox Trot Duet (co-composed by Nicomede)
    • The Peasant - Quadrille (co-composed by Nicomede)
    • Jewel Waltz Duet
    • Beautiful Girl Waltz
    • Radio Waltz
    • Minneapolis March Duet (co-composed by Nicomede)

  • (We think the following may be from) Guido Deiro's Royal Method for Piano Accordion, Vol. 2

    • The Accordion Girl -- Waltz
    • California -- Mazurka
    • Dimples -- Polka

  • The Radio Folio -- A Choice Collection of Familiar Melodies, Beautifully Arranged for the Accordion

    Unpublished Compositions (recorded on Columbia)

  • Dolores -- Waltz
  • Il Pentimento
  • Oracion Y Marcha Miltar
  • Tango Tosino

    Unpublished Compositions (no known recordings)

  • The Miner's Song -- La canzone del minatore (1933)

  • Most of Guido Deiro's music for accordion was published by B. Quattrociocche of Steubenville, Ohio. Deiro was with the company from its inception; during its first year of existence (1916), Quattrociocche published thirty-six pieces, including Guido Deiro's Polka Variata (listed in the catalog as number 3).

    Biaggio Quattrociocche wrote, "Guido Deiro had such a wonderful genius for composition. We had arranged that he would play whatever came to his mind, and I would write it down to create new compositions." See endnote 1

    Probably in the late 1950s or early 1960s, Quattrociocche began selling his company to Zampiceni Publications in San Jose, California. Michael Zampiceni, the son of Joseph Zampiceni, recalled, "My recollection is that my father bought the rights to various pieces in a piecemeal fashion, buying the most famous pieces first. In 1961 our family took a business trip across the country which included a stop in Steubenville, Ohio. It was at this time that my father consumated the deal to buy the entire publication set." Some of Deiro's compositions were subsequently edited by Anthony Galla-Rini.

    Some of Deiro's music was also published overseas. Count Guido Roberto Deiro, said, "Until recently (when the copyrights expired), I was receiving royalties for my father's music from SESAC."

    Endnote 1: Biaggio Quattrociocche, from a letter to John Barsuglia dated April 29, 1955. Cited in "Ronald Flynn, Edwin Davison, Edward Chavez, The Golden Age of the Accordion (Schertz, Texas, Flynn Publications: 1992), 29."

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