Memphis Rag (1908)
Last updated: 28.08.18
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Composer: P. Wenrich Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A(T)/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 175
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Length: approx. 3 ¾ mins. Sounds best if the 1st tenor is doubled.
The Memphis Rag is another typically very pleasant, straight-forward Wenrich composition in AABBACC form well within the grasp of the beginner. This recorder adaptation predominately for tenors and basses is of course quite sonorous and easy on the ear. Contrast is provided by sharing the A and B strains between the treble and 1st tenor voices, both strains being the characteristic tootling/whistling style melodies found in so many of Wenrich's compositions. All-in-all a jolly, well-rounded piece.
The Memphis Rag was published by McKinley Music Co., Chicago & New York, USA.
A tempo of 78 crotchets/min. is suggested.

This recorder adaptation is respectfully dedicated to Ken Davis, ragtime enthusiast of Lake Park, Florida.
There are also tenor solo and trio versions of this item.

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youtube15.jpg Memphis Rag (2:52) Ragtime Dorian Henry