|Composer:||C.H. St. John||Suppliers:|
|Publisher:||Ditty Box Enterprises||Publication:||DBE 1293|
Length: approx. 3¾ mins.
The title Meddlesome is a pun on the classic composer Felix Mendelssohn and the rag itself is an amusing ragtime parody of Mendelssohn's famous Wedding March Op. 21/9 - A Midsummer Night's Dream. Its form is a AABBACCDD with a 4-bar introduction whereby the A-, B- and CD-strains are written in the major keys of C and G and F respectively. The ABBA-strains are real fun and forma worthy companion to Axel W. Christensen's parody, Mendelsohn's Wedding March (1905). The CD-strains seem to have little to do with the Wedding March but do not detract however from the overall humour implied with St. John's meddling with a famous work by a famous composer. Mendelssohn himself would have surely enjoyed the joke!
Meddlesome was published by Stark Music Co, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.