Black Beauty Rag (1910)
Last updated: 11.04.22
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Composer: J. Schwartz Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 590
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Length: approx. 3 mins. Sounds best if the 1st tenor is doubled
Black Beauty is a smooth composition in ABBACC form with a 4-bar introduction, a 4-bar interlude between the AC strains as well as a 12-bar interlude between the CC strains. The cover of the original sheet music gives no clue as to what kind of black beauty the composer had in mind but the editor is reasonably certain that it has nothing to do with the same named equine beast sometime resident of Earlshall Park. As for the transcription itself, the treble has most of the running to remain in a horsy vein whilst being supported by the 1st tenor for a few excursions into the lower registers. The 12-bar interlude is scored Pomposo and aptly allows the bass section to have its few moments of glory of leading the ensemble for the final canter down the home straight.
Black Beauty was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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audiomidi15.gif Midi J. Cowles
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
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youtube15.jpg Black Beauty Rag (2:36) Ragtime Dorian Henry