Bud Rag (1909)
Last updated: 19.03.18
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Composer: B.L. Cross Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet D/A/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1425
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Length: approx. 3¼ mins.
Bud Rag is pretty rag two-step in which, in this adaptation for recorder quintet, both the descant and treble voices share the tinkling melodies. Its form is ABBACC with a 4-bar introduction and two interludes each of 4- and 8-bars between the AC- and CC strains respectively. Whether this rag was used to advertise Budweiser beer or just refers to a pal is sheer conjecture. The charming cover of the original sheet music does not shed further light in this matter either. Here a pretty, smiling long-haired lass is shown through a hole in a piece of sacking.
Bud Rag was published by Sam Fox Pub. Co., Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.

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