Ralph Peer performed on the flute and piccolo in the Karl King band for many years. However, the Greatest Ocarina Player in the World would sometimes be featured as an ocarina soloist with the King Band.
This 1935 program includes Ralph Peer's Ocarina version of Carnival of Venice.
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This 1962 Iowa Bandmasters Convention Program shows Ralph Peer performed as ocarina soloist at the annual banquet. Bill Henderson was his accompanist for this performance.
See the Peer Ocarinas and view the Carnival of Venice manuscript which Mr. Peer wrote before the days of computer notation programs.
Listen to a recording of Pee Wee Peer performing live, the Carnival of Venice.
Listen to a recording of Ralph Pee Wee Peer performing another ocarina solo.
Listen to a recording of the Karl King Band performing Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever featuring Ralph Peer on the piccolo.
|Ralph Peer's obituary appeared in the Fort
Dodge Messenger on September 29, 1977.
Ralph Peer is shown with Karl King in the King