Hot-House Rag (1914)
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Composer: P.C. Pratt Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Septet S/D/A+D/T+D/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 575
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Length: approx. 3 mins.
Hot-House Rag is a red-hot composition and, as an adaptation for recorder, an extraordinarily difficult piece to perform. Its form is ABBCCA with a 4-bar introduction, a 4-bar interlude between the BB and CC strains and an 8-bar interlude between the CC and final A strain. The first difficulty to surmount is in the A strain where the four melody voices play a rapid series of descending chords requiring exquisite precision and tonguing to produce the wanted effect. There is no relent in the B-strain which is characterised by stressed syncopated sixteenths exploring both the upper and lower registers. The C-strain provides no relaxation either with descending passages in close harmony. All-in-all an immensely rewarding piece to master, real hot stuff which, in keeping with the rag's title, could very aptly be performed in a hot-house - lot's of hot air for lots of hot fingers!
Hot-House Rag was published by Stark Music Co, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
A tempo of 76 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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