Silver Leaf Rag (1911)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: D. Goldsmith Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet T/T/T+D/B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1438
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Length: approx. 3½ mins.
The composer respectfully dedicated Silver Leaf Rag to his father, Mr. J. (Joseph( Goldsmith. This piece is a delightful, captivating rag with many nice delicate touches. Its form is AABBACC with an 8-bar introduction and a 16-bar interlude between the C-strains whereby the AB- and C-strains are written in the keys of G and C respectively. In this adaptation for recorder sextet, the A- and B-strains are characterised by close harmony between the 1st and 2nd tenors punctuated by 2-bar descending solo runs. In the C-strain, the 3rd tenor comes to the fore by alternating to descant giving ample opportunity to display his or her virtuosity. The 16-bar interlude is pure magic that the editor can listen to over and over again. This is one of those compositions guaranteed to charm both audiences and performers alike..
Silver Leaf Rag was published by Imperial Music Co., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.