Cabbage-Leaf Rag (1909)
Last updated: 25.02.18
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Composer: L.C. Copeland Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet D/A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 716
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Length: approx. 2½ mins. Sounds best with the 1st tenor and bass doubled.
The cover of the original sheet music shows a solitary cabbage leaf upon which the composer's name is misspelled as "Less Copeland". A mistake or perhaps a ragtime joke? Who knows? The cover acclaims this piece as "a superb ragged melody" and "A Rich Two-Step" is given as its subtitle. Its form is AABBCCB each of the bubbly strains being "folksy" in character, the B-strain allowing the descant to demonstrate virtuosity whilst the C-strain lets the treble come to the fore. In all, a well-balanced composition with which recorder ensembles can have a lot of fun.
Cabbage-Leaf Rag was published by Marsh & Needles Music Pub. Co., Wichita, Kansas, USA.
A tempo of 78 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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