The Aeroplane (1913)
Rag and Two Step
Last updated: 15.01.22
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Composer: J. Glogau Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet T/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 627
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Length: approx. 2 ¾ mins.
Originally entitled The Flying Machine Rag by Glogau, the publisher preferred the more modern The Aeroplane which was then published both for piano and orchestra. The rag itself is a happy affair having an AABBCCB form with a 4-bar introduction and a 4-bar interlude (presumed to imitate the motor) between the CC and B strains. The orchestra version has an extra A strain after the BB strains. The cover of the original sheet music depicts a happy couple centred against a huge moon seated in a fairly accurately drawn Santos-Dumont Demoiselle (Dragonfly) gazing down on a darkened night-time metropolis. The diminutive Demoiselle built in 1909 made aviation history in being the world's first true sports plane.
The Aeroplane was published by Will Rossiter, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A tempo of 90 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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