Peace and Plenty Rag (1919)
Last updated: 18.07.18
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Composer: J.S. Scott Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quartet S/A/T/B
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE119D
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Length: approx. 3¾ mins.
With Peace and Plenty Scott optimistically celebrated the end of World War I as did practically all his contemporaries around the world at that time. The mood of the period is reflected by the graceful, luxuriously attired soon-to-be flapper adorning the cover of the original sheet music. The rag itself is quite complex both in harmonies and form also reflecting the change from old to new styles, from ragtime to jazz. The composition opens with a 5-bar introduction followed by standard AABBA 16-bar strains. Then there is a 4-bar passage leading to CCDC strains. The 12-bar D strain is probably better described as an interlude (or "dogfight" to use the period parlance) and was typical of some early jazz and some older marches. A piece for ragtime connoisseurs!
Peace and Plenty was published by Stark Music Co, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
There is also a septet version of this item.