|Home | Recorder Music | Rec. Quintet: ||Rubber Plant Rag (1909)|
|Editor:||Geoff Grainger||Quintet:||Tenor+Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)|
|Publisher:||Ditty Box Enterprises||Publication:||DBE 1147|
|Audio:||Audio file information|
Length: approx. 3 mins.
Rubber Plant Rag, beautifully illustrated on the cover of the original sheet music, is a jolly romp of a rag. Its form is AABBACC with a 4-bar introduction whereby the AB- and C-strains are written in the major keys of C and F respectively. In this adaptation for recorder quintet, the A-strain, a burbling solo, is taken by the 2nd tenor for its 3rd iteration allowing ample opportunity for the 1st tenor to alternate to treble. It is honours even for the B-strain whilst for the C-strain, a charming cascade, the 1st tenor and bass come to the fore. A great ensemble piece!
Rubber Plant Rag was published by Walter Jacobs, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
"Rubber Plant Rag (1909)" has been recorded by:
Various Artists on "Spaghetti Rag: Rag Music with Mandolins" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra on "Creole Belles" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Sydney Bechet on "100 Ans de Jazz" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
"Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "A Bag of Rags"