Meddlesome (1908)
Last updated: 04.08.18
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Composer: C.H. St. John Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1293
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Length: approx. 3¾ mins.
The title Meddlesome is a pun on the classic composer Felix Mendelssohn and the rag itself is an amusing ragtime parody of Mendelssohn's famous Wedding March Op. 21/9 - A Midsummer Night's Dream. Its form is a AABBACCDD with a 4-bar introduction whereby the A-, B- and CD-strains are written in the major keys of C and G and F respectively. The ABBA-strains are real fun and forma worthy companion to Axel W. Christensen's parody, Mendelsohn's Wedding March (1905). The CD-strains seem to have little to do with the Wedding March but do not detract however from the overall humour implied with St. John's meddling with a famous work by a famous composer. Mendelssohn himself would have surely enjoyed the joke!
Meddlesome was published by Stark Music Co, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.

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youtube15.jpg Meddlesome (2:49) Ragtime Dorian Henry