Great Descant Solos Vol. 1
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Editor: Geoff Grainger Solo D
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 851
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This album contains 11 rags and a fox trot derived from the Recorder Ragtime Music Series. The recorder solo adaptations have been written especially with those recorder soloists in mind who want to fully enjoy the ragtime melodies without necessarily being member of a recorder ensemble. They retain all the original keys and range scales and are just as demanding as the full versions. In some of these selected pieces, slight editing has been required to maintain melodic flow. Corresponding notes are given where this has taken place.

  1. That Lovin' Rag (1908)- Two Step by Bernard Adler.
    There is also a quintet version of this item. Approx. 1¾ mins.
  2. Buzzer Rag (1909) by May Aufderheide.
    There are also sextet and quartet versions of this item. Approx. 2½ mins.
  3. Ketchup (1910) - Rag by Irene M. Giblin.
    Bars 37-40, 48, 64, and 73-75 lightly edited There is also a sextet version of this item. Approx. 3¾ mins.
  4. Ragamuffin (1899) - Rag Two Step by Verdi Karns
    There is also a quintet version of this item. Approx. 2½ mins.
  5. Florida Rag (1905) by George L. Lowry.
    There is also a sextet version of this item. Approx. 3 mins.
  6. Kerry Mills Ragtime Dance (1909) - A Characteristic Two Step by Kerry Mills.
    Bars 2, 54 and 58 lightly edited There are also sextet and quartet versions of this item. Approx. 3¼ mins.
  7. The Kangaroo Hop (1915) - Fox Trot by Melville Morris.
    Bars 2-3, 23-24, 46-48 and 62 lightly edited. There is also a sextet version of this item. Approx. 3½ mins.
  8. Horseshoe Rag (1911) by Julia Lee Niebergall.
    Bars 37, 41-42, 45 and 51-52 lightly edited. There is also a sextet version of this item. Approx. 3 mins
  9. The Junk Man Rag (1913) by Charles Luckyth Roberts.
    Bars 1-3, 18-19, 51-52 and 66-68 lightly edited There is also a sextet version of this item. Approx. 3¼ mins
  10. Dixie Dimples (1919) by James Sylvester Scott.
    There are also sextet and quartet versions of this item. Approx. 3½ mins.
  11. Hilarity Rag (1910) by James Sylvester Scott .
    Bars 15-16, 31-32, 47 and 64 slightly edited. There are also sextet and quartet versions of this item. Approx. 2¾ mins.
  12. Rag Sentimental (1918) by James Sylvester Scott.
    Bar 3-4, 20, 23-24, 31-32 and 67-68 lightly edited. There are also sextet and quartet versions of this item. A approx. 3¾ mins.