Burning Rags (1904)
Two Step
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: B.E. Rudisill Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 606
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Length: approx. 3½ mins.
Burning Rags, a straightforward syncopated two step, was "lovingly inscribed" by the composer to her mother. What the title has to with the music is very hard to conjecture after more that a century of ragtime history has passed. The cover of the original sheet music shows a dilapidated back yard with various domestic animals (poultry, swine and a goat) grazing on refuse around a smoky bonfire of rubbish. This all adds to the mystery. The two step itself has an AABBCCBB form with a 4-bar introduction and a 4-bar interlude between the CC and BB strains. The A- and B-strains are fine soaring affairs with some nice walking bass touches whilst the C-strain is a little more reflective. The whole is a treble's delight, this instrument having the complete melodic line from start to finish.
Burning Rags was published by S. Simon Publisher, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
There is also a treble solo version of this item.
  Instruments Performer
  DBE MP3 Sample 
audiodbemp315.gif A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
     Performer CD Title Supplier
cd15.gif Margot Dilmaghani Gardens of the Heart flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Nora Hulse Cake Walks, Two Steps and Rags by Women Composers flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
     Title Performer
youtube15.jpg Burning Rags (2:51) Ragtime Dorian Henry