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Length: approx. 4 mins.
, spelled Queen Raglan on the cover of the original sheet music which also shows the Queen herself smiling benevolently from her throne, is a fine syncopated cakewalk which has many similarities with its predecessor or companion, Dixie Flyer (1901)
. The composition itself has an AABBCCC form with a 4-bar introduction whereby the AB- and C-strains are in the recorder players' favourite four and five flatted major keys of Ab and Db respectively. The final two C-strains are introduced by an interesting 16-bar interlude. The treble voice will take particular pleasure in having all the melodies from start to finish. For those recorder ensembles that enjoyed the Dixie Flyer
, they will equally enjoy Queen Raglin
was published by H.A. French
, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.