Mop Rag (1909)
Last updated: 04.08.18
Please note that for bandwidth reasons, both the displayed score and the *.mp3 file which can be listened to are of low quality (96 dpi and 48kbps respectively) and do not reflect the high quality of the delivered products.The delivered score format is A4 and printed with high quality.
Composer: H.S. Eaton Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 775
Audio midi15.gifmp315.gif    
Add to cart:
Purchasing information Notice for leaders/bass players
Length: approx. 3½ mins.
Mop Rag is an easy-going slow drag. It has the form of ABBACCDA with a 4-bar introduction which doubles as an interlude between the D- and A-strains whereby the AB- and CD-strains are written in the major keys of G and C respectively. The cover of the original sheet music is dominated by an elaborately expensive mop and wooden bucket itself enhanced with a hand mangle to squeeze out whatever the mop mopped up. The four "folksy" strains contrast nicely and in this adaptation for recorder the basses in particular will enjoy the B- and D-strains where they not only have walking passages but also take the melodic line. A great ensemble piece.
Mop Rag was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
     Title Performer
youtube15.jpg Mop Rag (3:28) Ragtime Dorian Henry