Medic Rag (1910)
Last updated: 04.05.17
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Composer: C.L. Woolsey Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet D/A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 647
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Length: approx. 3½ mins. Sounds best with the bass doubled.
Medic Rag is considered by Trebor Jay Tichenor in his Recorded Ragtime, 1897-1958 to be one of the finest idiomatic Midwestern rags ever done, the other being Mashed Potatoes (1911). It is in AABBCCCB form with a 4-bar introduction and a 10-bar interlude between the final C-strains written in the recorder players' favourite major keys of Ab and Db. The cover of the original sheet music shows two medical students merrily puffing away sat comfortably in armchairs oblivious to a monstrous skull in the background. An amazing feat of prophecy by the young composer-to-become-doctor in keeping with his profession and completely politically correct in this 21st century. It would well grace a cigarette packet!
Medic Rag was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
"Medic Rag (1910)" has been recorded by: :
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