Agitation Rag (1915)
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: R. Hampton Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 672
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Length: approx. 3¾ mins. Sounds best if the 1st tenor and bass are doubled.
This is a fine "classic" rag in AABBACCDD form and for my taste not the least bit agitated except perhaps somewhat slightly in the D-strain. The other strains are very smooth with some very nice touches - I particularly like the bell-like phrases in the B-strain. This is all completely at odds with the cover of the original sheet music depicting a storm-tossed sea beating against a light-house with barely discernible ships under sail lying at improbable contradictory angles on the horizon. This all suggests that John Stark, the publisher, had a fine piece of artwork and unused title at hand awaiting a fitting composition - who knows?
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
Agitation Rag was published by the Stark Music Co, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
There are also treble solo and trio versions of this item.
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  DBE MP3 Sample 
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audiomidi15.gif Midi Sakae Watanabe
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cd15.gif Elliott Adams That Demon Rag flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards The Art of the Rag flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Sue Keller Nola flag15us.gif flag15de.gif