Moose Rag (1910)
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: T. Johnson Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 971
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Length: approx. 3¾ mins.
Moose Rag was dedicated to the Loyal Order of Moose and the cover of the original sheet music provides a portrait of a slightly disdainful creature of that ilk. The rag itself is a fine folksy affair in AABBCCCC with a 4-bar introduction and a 16-bar interlude between the CC-strains, the final pair of which is performed an octave higher than its first iteration. It is written in the major keys of C, F and Eb for the A-, B- and C-strains respectively. In this transcription for recorder sextet, the treble player is require to play at the uppermost limits for his/her instrument (top A's), if this is too difficult, a rapid alternation to descant may be the solution. As it is, the treble player has a field day with this little known composition.
Moose Rag was published by the Brehm Bros, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA.
A tempo of 78 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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audiodbemp315.gif A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
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audiomidi15.gif Midi James Pitt-Payne