Ragamuffin (1899)
Last updated: 03.04.18
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Composer: V. Karns Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet D/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 990
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Length: approx. 2¼ mins. Sounds best with the 1st tenor doubled.
Ragamuffin is a remarkable composition for a 17-year old, an exciting, breathtaking piece as ragged as it gets. It is in AABBCC form with a 4-bar introduction and a 4-bar interlude between the B- and C-strains whereby the AB- and C- strains are written in the major keys of F and Bb respectively. The melodies of the A- and B-strains are of a similar character and played by the descant and 1st tenor an octave apart. The descant has the C-strain entirely to him- or herself making it a descant's dream.
Ragamuffin was published by Verdi Karns, Bluffton, Indiana, USA.
A tempo of 150 crotchets/min. is suggested.
There is also a descant solo version of this item.

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