|Publisher:||Ditty Box Enterprises||Publication:||DBE 069|
Length: approx. 2¾ mins. Sounds best with the treble and 1st tenor doubled.
Arthur Marshall describes The Pippin as a "A Sentimental Rag" as can be seen on the original front cover. The rag's fruity title was well within the accepted rag naming conventions of the day, perhaps he was inspired by his mentor's Peacherine Rag (1901) or Percy Wenrich's Crab Apples (1908). The Oxford English Reference Dictionary gives us "1a an apple grown from seed. b a red and yellow dessert apple 2 colloc. An excellent person or thing; a beauty [ME f. OF pepin unkn. orig.]". Take your pick!
In its composition. Marshall deviates somewhat from the classic rag form. After a 4-bar introduction there is an un-repeated 24-bar section, a repeated 16-bar section, a 4-bar passage, a repeated 16-bar section and concluded with an un-repeated 16-bar section.
The Pippin was published by Stark Music Co, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
This recorder adaptation is respectfully dedicated to Louisa Hunter-Bradley, recorder virtuosa and soprano, Australia.