|Home | Recorder Music | Rec. Sextet: ||Piffle Rag (1911)|
|Editor:||Geoff Grainger||Sextet:||Treble/Tenor/Tenor+Descant/Bass/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)|
|Publisher:||Ditty Box Enterprises||Publication:||DBE 1050|
|Audio:||Audio file information|
Length: approx. 3½ mins.
Please do not be put off by the title, there is nothing at all piffling about Piffle Rag. It is a fine rousing rag with some nice touches. Its form is AABBACCA with a 4-bar introduction whereby the AB- and C-strains are written in the major keys of G and C respectively.
In this adaptation for recorder sextet, the melodies are carried by the upper three voices in chords whilst the 2nd tenor has the pleasure of alternating to descant for a few bars in the A-strain - a nice touch!
Piffle Rag was published by Mentel Bros. Publishing Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
"Piffle Rag (1911)" has been recorded by:
Max Morath on "The Ragtime Women" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Virginia Eskin on "Fluffy Ruffle Girls: Women in Ragtime"
Nancy Fierro on "Rags And Riches"
Judith Alstadter on "Women Composers: Romantic to Ragtime"
"Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "A Bag of Rags"