Piffle Rag (1911)
Last updated: 11.04.22
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Composer: G. Yelvington Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T+D/B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1050
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Length: approx. 3½ mins.
Please do not be put off by the title, there is nothing at all piffling about Piffle Rag. It is a fine rousing rag with some nice touches. Its form is AABBACCA with a 4-bar introduction whereby the AB- and C-strains are written in the major keys of G and C respectively.
In this adaptation for recorder sextet, the melodies are carried by the upper three voices in chords whilst the 2nd tenor has the pleasure of alternating to descant for a few bars in the A-strain - a nice touch!
Piffle Rag was published by Mentel Bros. Publishing Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.

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     Title Performer
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