Broadway Rag (1910)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: E. Nieman Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1200
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Length: approx. 3¾ mins.
This particular Broadway Rag was the first of three published Broadway Rags, the others being composed by Marcella A. Henry (1885-1978) and James Sylvester Scott (1886-1938) in 1917 and 1922 respectively. The rag itself has three distinctive strains of all characterised by 3- and 4-note chord passages interspersed by solo phrases. Its form is AABBCCA with a 4-bar introduction whereby the AB- and C-strains are written the major keys of F and Bb respectively. In this adaptation for recorder sextet the melodies are shared by the treble and 1st tenor voices. A must to be included in a programme of lady ragtime composers!
Broadway Rag was published by E. Nieman, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.

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