Irish Confetti (1918)
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: G.L. Cobb Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1130
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Length: approx. 2¾ mins.
The title of Irish Confetti probably refers to that very Irish tradition of mixing fisticuffs and other man-to-man violence with throwing bricks and stones. It could also be a reference to the Irish clichés found in this very interesting and complicated composition with an AABACA form with a 4-bar introduction which "Perf." Bill Edwards on his website describes as follows:

"Billed as a "fox trot", the popular one-step of the day, the tune more resembles a syncopated jig than anything else. It certainly grabs the listener's attention right from the start, and contains enough stereotypical rhythms and patterns that one would agree it has "that Irish sound" about it. The opening strain is very indicative of the dance rhythms of Ireland, but the harmonic progression is actually very advanced, pushing this piece close to the novelty spectrum of writing. The B section uses a clever derivation of the circle of fifths, and the primary pattern can be played in the style of jazz breaks, which were quickly becoming popular, something that is demonstrated here on the repeat. The C section is less remarkable until the end, where it utilises a jazz chord progression to work back into the opening strain."

Irish Confetti was published in Melody by Walter Jacobs, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
A tempo of 150 crotchets/min. is suggested.

  Instruments Performer
  DBE MP3 Sample 
audiodbemp315.gif A/T/T+B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
     Performer CD Title Supplier
cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards The Rag's the Thing
cd15.gif Various Artists Romantic Piano Discoveries flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
     Title Performer
youtube15.jpg Irish Confetti (2:21) Ragtime Dorian Henry