A Little on the Rag-Time (1900)
Last updated: 04.08.18
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Composer: S.G. Kiesling Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 621
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Length: approx. 3 mins. Sounds best with the 1st tenor doubled.
A Little on the Rag-Time is described both as march & two-step and as a cake walk on the front cover and title page of the original sheet music respectively. The cover itself is an interesting social comment as it shows a black-faced minstrel troupe cakewalking around a stage marking the end of their performance accompanied by a white pianist before an enthusiastic white audience. This composition may well have been used just for that purpose. The cakewalk is a fine strutting affair with many nice touches in ABCCDDA form - the melodious punctuated solo A- and B-strains are contrasted by the close harmony C- and D-strains with their dialogues, stops and walking bass passages. Great stuff indeed!
A Little on the Rag-Time was published by S. G. Kiesling, New York, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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