Apple Jack (1909)
Some Rag
Last updated: 17.02.23
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Composer: C.L. Johnson Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet T/T/B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 233
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Length: approx. 3½ mins.
As Apple-Jack was originally scored and composed by Johnson for full orchestra and mandolin club, I have no qualms whatsoever in adapting this charming rag for the recorder. Actually apple-jack is a spirit distilled from fermented apple juice and the rag, being more than somewhat spirited, certainly lives up to its namesake. Its form is classic in having a 4-bar introduction followed by 2 repeated 16-bar sections. A 16-bar joining passage, itself being a repeat of the 1st section, leads into the concluding trio. The whole is a happy, chirpy piece well within range of the beginner.
Apple-Jack was published by Vandersloot Music Pub. Co., Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA.
A tempo of 85 crotchets/min. is suggested.

  Issue Instruments Performer
  DBE MP3 Sample    
audiodbemp315.gif Not issued T/T/B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Midi Colin D. McDonald
     Performer CD Title Supplier
cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards A Bag of Rags
cd15.gif Miguel Pineda-Van Gelder A Ragtime Feast: Forgotten Rags No. 3: Charles L. Johnson CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
pdf15.gif Apple Jack (1909) C.L. Johnson (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif