Hoosier Rag (1907)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: J.L. Niebergall Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet T/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 459
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Length: approx. 3 mins. Sounds best if the 2nd tenor is doubled.
Hoosier Rag is a fine free-flowing rag which others have compared with Scott Joplin's Weeping Willow (1903). Its form is AABACCB with a 4-bar introduction. The 1st tenor will especially enjoy this work having the melody line from bar 1 to the final bar 84. Being an all bass/tenor affair, care has to be taken that the rhythm section should restrain from overemphasising its "umpah-umpahs".
Miss Niebergall dedicated this composition to a certain J.A. Giehl.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
Hoosier Rag was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
There is also a tenor solo version of this item.
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