Hyacinth (1911)
Rag
Last updated: 26.01.21
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Composer: G. Botsford Suppliers: dbe15.gif 
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 403
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Length: approx. 2 ¾ mins. Sounds best if the 2nd tenor plays the lower notes of chords only.
In Hyacinth, Botsford once again shows his penchant for interesting forms of ragtime composition- here we have ABCCB (in G) followed by DDC (in C). This is a fine burbling piece which allows the first tenor ample opportunity to demonstrate his or her virtuosity (3 bar chromatic runs from d'' to d''' for example). The cover of the original sheet music is tasteful reflecting the rag's theme, quite a contrast to the more garish archetypes of the period.
A tempo of 90 crotchets/min. is suggested. Hyacinth was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
This recorder adaptation is lovingly dedicated to my sister, Cynthia Hogg neé Grainger of Worcester, England.

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