Just Noise (1906)
A Real Rag
Last updated: 26.01.21
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Composer: C.I. Stewart Suppliers: dbe15.gif 
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet D/A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 580
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Length: approx. 2¼ mins. Sounds best if the bass is doubled
Just Noise, aptly titled A Real Rag is just that! It has an ABACC form with a 4-bar introduction whereby the A-strain is of 20 bars and the B- and C-strains are of 16 bars each. The first four bars of the A-strain suggest a vamp with emphasis on the bass voices. The plain cover of the original sheet music in an eye-catching bright orange and red belies the no-nonsense approach of the rag itself. In this adaptation for recorder the melodies are shared between the upper voices - a real ensemble piece and anything but Just Noise.
Just Noise was published by Southwestern Music Publishing Co., Tulsa, Indian Territory, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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youtube15.jpg Just Noise (2:10) Ragtime Dorian Henry