The Squirrel Rag (1913)
Last updated: 19.03.18
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Composer: P. Biese/Klickmann  (1885-1966) Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE0933
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Length: approx. 4 mins. Sounds best with the bass doubled.
The Squirrel Rag is almost a "classic" rag with its AABBCCDD form. Dedicated to "The Bunch", the happy melodies skip about emulating the nut-consuming squirrel pictured on the front of the original sheet music. In this transcription for recorder sextet the treble has nearly all of the melodic line - at times in close harmony with the 1st tenor, the basses and tenor of the rhythm section have their moments. The final iteration of the D-strain is scored Noisy and has a thumping bass "walk" all indicating clearly that fun is intended. If sat, the ensemble should arise!
The Squirrel Rag was published by Will Rossiter, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A tempo of 136 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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