Dakota Rag (1899)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: O.H. Andersen Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet T/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1176
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Length: approx. 4 mins. Sounds best if the 2nd tenor and bass are doubled.
Dakota Rag is an interesting composition, a sort of patrol/cakewalk, written in F-major and which explores two strains. This adaptation for a tenor/bass recorder quintet brings out the sombre but at times exciting melodies. The whole piece is characterised by long solo passages by the 1st tenor whereby the 2nd and 3rd tenors have to maintain an intelligent and deeply interested demeanour whilst bar-counting.
Dakota Rag was published by S. Brainard's Sons Co., Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.