Razzle Dazzle (1905)
Last updated: 16.10.17
Please note that for bandwidth reasons, both the displayed score and the *.mp3 file which can be listened to are of low quality (96 dpi and 48kbps respectively) and do not reflect the high quality of the delivered products.The delivered score format is A4 and printed with high quality.
Composer: A. Smith/Kingsbury  (1884-1983) Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet D+T/A/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 800
MP3 mp315.gif    
Add to cart:
other.gif
Purchasing information Notice for leaders/bass players
Length: approx. 2¾ mins.
Razzle Dazzle was a popular title in the ragtime era. Other pieces of the same name include Razzle Dazzle (1909), a rag two-step by Nellie W. Stokes and Razzle-Dazzle (1919), a one step by Julius Lenzberg. This particular Razzle Dazzle dazzles with its contrasting melodies making one wonder which of the co-authors was mainly responsible for which strain. Its form is AABCCA with a 5-bar introduction and a 6-bar interlude before the final A-strain whereby the AAB- and CCA-strains are written in the major keys of C and F respectively. The A- and B-strains are lively and ornamented by ragged solo passages. The C-strain is somewhat sombre allowing the tenors and basses to rule the roost and should be taken slower. Unusual in this series of recorder adaptations, in fact unique at the time of publishing, is that the lead voice has solos both on descant and tenor. Just the ticket for those who enjoy instrument alternation!
Razzle Dazzle was published by A.W. Perry & Sons' Music Co., Sedalia, Missouri, USA
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. crotchets/min. is suggested.

|"Razzle Dazzle (1905)" has been recorded by :
cd15.gif Nora Hulse Cake Walks, Two Steps and Rags by Women Composers