Harlem Rag (1897)
Last updated: 25.02.18
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Composer: T.M. Turpin Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 478
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Length: approx. 2 ¾ mins. Sounds best if the 1st tenor is doubled.
As mentioned above, Harlem Rag was the first published instrumental rag by an African American composer. This Two Step version, the first of a total of 4 known versions, was arranged by D.S. DeLisle and differs substantially from later versions. It is a lively enough item and a joy to play. Its form is ABCDA whereby the A-sections are in the key of C, the other sections being in G.
Harlem Rag - Two Step was published by Robert De Yong & Co., St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
A tempo of 90 crotchets/min. is suggested.

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