Knockout Drops (1910)
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: F.H. Klickmann Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 922
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Length: approx. 3¾ mins.
A "classic" rag, Knockout Drops has an AABBACCDD form with a 4-bar introduction and a 4-bar interlude between the A- and CC-strains whereby the ABBA- and CCDD strains are written in the major keys of C and F respectively. Much recorded, this is the title piece of the present day Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. A particular knock-out in this adaptation for recorder quintet, is that the great bass player has the most unusual honour and distinction of being required to alternate to sopranino for a half-bar glissando before making an extremely nifty reversal to his or her instrument. To add to the general difficulty, the glissando has to be taken up seamlessly by the treble player and the effect has to be achieved for the listener, that only one voice is heard. Apart from this, so easy on a piano but so difficult with recorders, Knockout Drops is a most enjoyable jolly romp.
Knockout Drops was published by Carl Laemmle Music Co., Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Scored Tempo di Rag, a tempo of 80 seems about right.
  Instruments Performer
  DBE MP3 Sample 
audiodbemp315.gif A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  Midi File(s) 
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     Performer CD Title Supplier
cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards The Rag's the Thing
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra Knockout Drops CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif South Shore Circus Concert Band Sounds of the Circus - Volume 25 CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Terry Waldo Ragtime Classics Vol. 1 flag15us.gif
     Title Performer
youtube15.jpg Knockout Drops (3:23) Ragtime Dorian Henry