|Home | Recorder Music | Rec. Sextet: ||Metropolitan Rag (1917)|
|Editor:||Geoff Grainger||Sextet:||Tenor/Tenor/Tenor/Tenor+Bass/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)|
|Publisher:||Ditty Box Enterprises||Publication:||DBE 1184|
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Length: approx. 2 ½ mins.
Metropolitan Rag is a charming and tuneful rag which coming from the pen of an established opera singer is somewhat out of the ordinary. Its form is ABCDAB whereby the AB- and CD-strains are written the major keys of C and F respectively. In this adaptation for recorder sextet, the treble has the melodies throughout except where the 3rd tenor alternates for a few bars in the D-strain to descant. Basically, as an all tenor/bass affair where the basses, who also have a few moments, should show restraint with their "umpahs". All-in-all a pleasing ensemble piece.
Metropolitan Rag was published by T.W. Allen, Newark, New Jersey, USA
A tempo of 150 crotchets/min. is suggested.
"Metropolitan Rag (1917)" has been recorded by:
Nora Hulse on "Ragtime Refreshments"