Burning Rags (1904)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: B.E. Rudisill Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 606
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Length: approx. 3½ mins.
Burning Rags, a straightforward syncopated two step, was "lovingly inscribed" by the composer to her mother. What the title has to with the music is very hard to conjecture after more that a century of ragtime history has passed. The cover of the original sheet music shows a dilapidated back yard with various domestic animals (poultry, swine and a goat) grazing on refuse around a smoky bonfire of rubbish. This all adds to the mystery. The two step itself has an AABBCCBB form with a 4-bar introduction and a 4-bar interlude between the CC and BB strains. The A- and B-strains are fine soaring affairs with some nice walking bass touches whilst the C-strain is a little more reflective. The whole is a treble's delight, this instrument having the complete melodic line from start to finish.
Burning Rags was published by S. Simon Publisher, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
There is also a treble solo version of this item.
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