|Publisher:||Ditty Box Enterprises||Publication:||DBE 066|
Length: approx. 3¾ mins. Sounds best with the 1st tenor doubled.
Ham And! [the missing "Eggs" were shown prominently on the front cover] is a straight-up-and-down no-nonsense classic rag. Following a 4-bar introduction, there are four 16-bar repeated sections split by a 16-bar passage (virtually identical to the first section). Its recorder friendly keys (C and F) present no difficulties. Marshall had set the tempo at 100 crotchets/min at the same time exclaiming "Not fast". For my taste, this recorder adaptation could be performed to advantage somewhat slower. Arthur Marshall's dedication of this piece was: "Respectfully Dedicated to my friend, Scott Joplin".
Ham And! was published by Stark Music Co, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
In its turn, this recorder adaptation is respectfully dedicated to Louise Salmond Smith, recorder player late of Dorset, now resident in Chile.
There is also a treble solo version of this item.
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