Tattered Melody Rag (1910)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: H. Ossusky Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/B+D/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1302
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Length: approx. 2½ mins.
Tattered Melody is, as the title suggests, is made up of tattered, syncopated classic themes in keeping with a then current fashion of rag-timing classics. Its form is ABACBC with a 4-bar introduction, the whole being written in the keys of Ab. The cover of the original sheet music shows a vaguely Beethovenesque wide-eyed cellist, perhaps it is his composition that is being tattered, staring at his music stand with an audience of a solitary cat. All very interesting - the composition too!
Tattered Melody was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.

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