Hurricane Rag (1911)
Eccentric Two Step
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: F.G. Johnson Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quartet T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1169
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Length: approx. 3¾ mins.
Hurricane Rag appears to have been Frederick G. Johnson's only published rag. Subtitled an eccentric two step, it certainly is a fair old whirlwind of a piece exuding bright cheerfulness as it burbles along. The plain dark red cover of the original sheet music has its lower right-hand corner ink blown off - presumably by the hurricane. This adaptation for recorder quartet is an all tenor/bass affair. Its form AABBACDD with a 4-bar introduction whereby the AB-, C and D-strains are written in the major keys of C, F and Bb respectively. This little known rag deserves wider recognition.
Hurricane Rag was published by Harold Rossiter Music Co., Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.

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youtube15.jpg Hurricane Rag (2:59) Ragtime Dorian Henry