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Length: approx. 3¼ mins.
According to Trebor Jay Tichenor
in his Ragtime Rediscoveries
, A Coon Serenade
is one of those compositions representing the original Nashville sound i.e. a distinctive folk-inspired ragtime, a bucolic hill-music flavour mixed with a flair for ambitious ragged syncopation. Whatever - it is a fine rag indeed. Its form is a straightforward AABBCC with a 4-bar introduction whereby the AB- and C-strains are in the major keys of C and G respectively. The cover of the original sheet music shows a barefoot kneeling black-faced banjo player no doubt serenading. In this transcription for recorder sextet the 1st bass may well prefer to alternate at times to a tenor, especially for the B-strain.
A Coon Serenade
was published by Frank G. Fite
, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
A tempo of 160 crotchets/min. is suggested.