Fig Leaf Rag
Last updated: 14.06.17
Composer: S. Joplin Suppliers:    
Editor: Hugh Blake Quartet D/A/T/B
Publisher: EMI Music Publishing Ltd Publication:
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This version of Fig Leaf Rag is contained in Consort With a Swing. It is much easier than that of Christa Sokoll's no doubt being at players of intermediate proficiencies or beginners. Along with Red Rose Rag it was very much played by The Schwanewede Recorder Consort, Blue Monday and Blue Tuesday as ideal introductions into Scott Joplin's world. The performance notes stress that it should be played airily, not too legato with the syncopated notes lightly stressed.
It was also played reluctantly by Quartettino who in the main, considered in to be somewhat infra dig and should not be taken seriously.