Hardwood Rag (1909)
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: J. Sight Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet T/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 583
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Length: approx. 3 mins. Sounds best if the 1st tenor and bass are doubled
Hardwood Rag is a fine spirited which fairly burbles along happily. Its form is AABBCCA with a 4-bar introduction. The A-strain has a whistling character a little reminiscent of an early Kerry Mills piece. The 1st tenor has all the running allowing a display of solo ragtime virtuosity. Being an all tenor/bass affair the rhythm section should go easy on the "umpahs". The cover of the original sheet music depicts a full-faced portrait of a charmer adorned with a fantastic bonnet in a circular frame hung on a heavily grained hardwood panel stained dark brown. The significance of all this is lost in ragtime history but detracts nothing however from the enjoyment of this little gem.
Hardwood Rag was published by J.W. Jenkins' Sons Music Co., Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
There is also a tenor solo version of this item.
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audiodbemp315.gif T/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
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audiomidi15.gif Midi J. Pitt-Payne