That Tired Rag (1911)
Last updated: 17.02.23
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Composer: C. Blake Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 367
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Length: approx. 2 ½ mins.
That Tired Rag, the last of Charlotte Blake's rags, is a jolly affair and should be taken light-heartedly as no doubt the composer intended. Let us take our cue from the score which sets the pace at tempo di fatigue. At bar 20 we have the first of a series of descriptive instructions to whit: Yawn! This is followed by gap!, asleep?, No!, stretch;, sigh!, snoring? and No!. At the trio in bar 53 we get: Sweet dreams, Getting Rested., "Done woke up" and in the penultimate bar What time is it? It could be very amusing to audiences and players alike it the ensemble or even the conductor if there is one were to act out or play these instructions literally.The slower the better is probably in keeping with the title, but perhaps the fastest one should go is to hold a tempo of 90 crotchets/min.
That Tired Rag was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
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audiomidi15.gif Midi Perf. Bill Edwards
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cd15.gif Various Artists Thatsum Rag! flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif