|Home | Recorder Music | Rec. Sextet: ||Reindeer Rag (1915)|
|Editor:||Geoff Grainger||Sextet:||Tenor/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)|
|Publisher:||Ditty Box Enterprises||Publication:||DBE 078|
|Audio:||Audio file information|
Length: approx. 3¼ mins. Sounds best if the 3rd tenor plays the lower notes of chords only.
Reindeer Rag is another beautiful Lamb ragtime composition in the "classical" form of a 4-bar introduction followed by AABBA (G-major) and then CCDD (C-major). Each of the 4 strains has a distinct character, all "raggy" and complex - a work for the purists!
Although Lamb himself set the tempo of 100 crotchets/min. (unseemly haste for "Not fast"!), 80-90 crotchets/min. is suggested.
Reindeer Rag was published by the Stark Music Co, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
This recorder adaptation is respectfully dedicated to Heike Kroll, doe-eyed nymph, Vegesack's unreachable sweetheart.
There are also tenor solo and trio versions of this item.
"Reindeer Rag (1915)" has been recorded by:
Guido Nielsen on "Complete Stark Rags of Joseph F. Lamb" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Butch Thompson on "Bethlehem After Dark" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Various Artists on "A Century of Ragtime 1897-1997"
New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra on "Grace and Beauty"
Chris Barber on "Vol. 1-2 Band Box"
Eastern Brass Quintet on "Ragtime"
Alan Mandel on "American Piano Vol. 3: Rags and Other Riches"
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra (finally) Plays "The Entertainer"" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Isaiah White on "Joseph Lamb: A Ragtime Companion" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "Round The Christmas Tree"
Various Artists on "Ragtime Hard To Find Classics"
Various Artists on "Ragtime Piano Unsung Heroes: The Best Of Joseph Lamb"
Various Artists on "Ragtime: The World's Greatest Ragtime Album"
"Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "Rags of Peace and Plenty"