Burns, Felix

Felix Burns (1864-1920) was a prolific composer of light classical and band pieces.  He was born in Perth, Scotland, but lived most of his adult life just over the border, in Carlisle. 


Mr Burns was a popular performer, band master, teacher and church organist, as well as having nine children with his wife, Catherine. 

He was a prolific composer of popular light music for solo and band performance, always with the up-and-coming musician in mind; there is a great selection of his easy-to-intermediate pieces on this site, including some from his nom-de-plume, Leona Lacoste.

His sixteen dance albums each present a complete dance programme.  Though written for the piano (with cornet and violin parts also available), many of the pieces lend themselves to the very different style and temperament of the accordion.  Some, like the Queen Mary Waltz, found a new lease of life in the hands of Jimmy Shand in the 1950s; others are waiting to be rediscovered and interpreted for a new audience.

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    Album of 17 pieces, see full listing below, arranged for piano.

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    Album of 18 pieces, see full listing below, arranged for piano accordion, 48 bass upwards.

    Felix Burns was a prolific composer of light popular solo and band pieces.

    The Frivolity Dance Album...

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    Album of 18 pieces, see full listing below, arranged as lead sheets (melody and chords)

    Felix Burns was a prolific composer of light popular solo and band pieces.

    The Frivolity Dance Album was...

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    Album of 18 pieces, see full listing below, arranged for easy to intermediate piano.

    Felix Burns was a prolific composer of light popular solo and band pieces.

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    Album of 21 pieces, see full listing below, arranged for accordion.

    Felix Burns was a prolific composer of light popular solo and band pieces.  Originally composed for the piano and light band, the pieces adapt...

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    Album of 21 pieces, see full listing below, arranged for the piano.

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    Format; electronic download

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    Album of 21 pieces, see full listing below, arranged for the piano.

    Felix Burns was a prolific composer of light popular solo and band pieces, here given a new lease...

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    Album of 20 pieces, see full listing below, arranged as lead sheets (melody and chords).

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    Difficulty; Easy to Intermediate - mostly easy

    Album of 17 pieces, see full listing below, arranged for accordion.

    Felix Burns was a prolific composer of light popular solo and band pieces, here given a new lease of life.  Originally composed for the piano and...

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    Difficulty; Easy to Intermediate - mostly easy

    Album of 17 pieces, see full listing below, arranged as lead sheets (melody line with chords).

    Felix Burns was a prolific composer of light popular...

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    Format; electronic download

    Difficulty; Easy to Intermediate - mostly easy

    Album of 17 pieces, see full listing below, arranged for piano.

    Felix Burns was a prolific composer of light popular solo and band pieces, here given a...

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    Instrument; accordion

    Difficulty; Intermediate

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    This jaunty, Schottische-style piece was written for piano, but adapts perfectly to the accordion.  It's a great...

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