The Robardina Rag (1902)
Last updated: 15.01.22
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Composer: E.W. Furry Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet T(A)/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 626
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Length: approx. 4½ mins.
The Robardina Rag is a splendid two-step with a patchwork of no less than five folksy melodies in the form of AABBACCDDEE with a 4-bar introduction whereby the whole is written in the key of C-major. Furry dedicated this piece to a certain Miss Lucy Kenney of St. Louis. The rag itself is a terrific piece for the 1st tenor who has all the melodies from start to finish. If a treble is used instead of a tenor for the first voice then the bottom E's in bars 85 and 93 have to be surrendered to the 2nd tenor - a minor adjustment.
The Robardina Rag was published by Balmer & Weber Music House Co., St. Louis, Missouri, USA. In 1904 it was transferred to Thiebes Stierlin, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
There is also a tenor solo version of this item.
  Instruments Performer
  DBE MP3 Sample 
audiodbemp315.gif T(A)/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens. (perf.)
  Midi File(s) 
audiomidi15.gif Midi James Pitt-Payne
     Performer CD Title Supplier
cd15.gif Richard Egan From the Land of Ragtime
     Title Performer
youtube15.jpg The Robardina Rag (3:55) Ragtime Dorian Henry