Cataract Rag (1914)
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: R. Hampton Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Trio A+D/T/B
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 673C
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Length: approx. 3¾ mins.
This is a fine "classic rag" of AABBCCDD form. Its 4-bar introduction is dramatic and sets the scene in keeping with the waterfall shown on the cover of the original sheet music. The B- and C-strains are especially evocative, the former suggesting a bubbling watery cascade whilst the latter a turbulent upwelling. Both are extremely difficult to play requiring meticulous tonguing to achieve the desired effect. For my taste, a minor masterpiece - a jewel of a composition!
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
Cataract was published by the Stark Music Co, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
There is also a septet version of this item.
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