Jay Roberts' Rag (1911)
Last updated: 11.04.22
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Composer: J. Roberts Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet D/A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 942
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Length: approx. 3¼ mins.
Jay Roberts' Rag is a joyful romp leaving practically nothing out. Its form is AABBACCB with a six-bar introduction and the strains written alternatively in the major keys of D and G. This transcription for recorder sextet is a descant's delight that performer having most of the action and ample opportunity to display virtuosity. The whole has a breathtaking quality in the doubles sense in that the performers have to bring plenty of puff and that the pace does not let up. Not a piece for the timid!
The cover of the original sheet music shows a very dapper angel-faced Jay Roberts, the portrait revealing nothing of his character.
Jay Roberts' Rag was published by F.J.A. Forster Music Publisher, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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