Scarecrow Rag (1911)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: W.B. Morrison Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet T/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1041
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Length: approx. 3½ mins. Sounds best with the bass doubled.
Scarecrow Rag was one of Morrison's most popular ragtime compositions. Its form is AABBACCB with an 8-bar interlude between A- and CC-strains whereby the AB- and C-strains are written in the major keys of C and F respectively. The A-strain is characterised by descending runs through the staves demanding, in this adaptation for recorder quintet, careful co-ordination between the voices. In the B-and C-strains, the 1st tenor has all the running. The cover of the original sheet music quite unexpectedly shows a well constructed scarecrow in a field of corn-stooks - there is nothing scary about this rag however!
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
Scarecrow Rag was published by J.H. Aufderheide & Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.