The Queen Rag (1911)
Last updated: 09.06.18
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Composer: F. Willis Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet D/A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 548
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Length: approx. 3¼ mins.
The Queen Rag (1911) celebrates the steamer "Island Queen" depicted on the cover of the original sheet music that plied the Mississippi waters at Cincinnati as a pleasure boat. The rag itself is a jolly, bubbling even breathtaking affair in AABBACCB form all its strains being 16 bars of furious continuous syncopated sixteenths. In this adaptation for recorder the treble has most of the finger warming work until being relieved by the descant in the final B strain. The original piano score is entirely without ornamentation, tempi, dynamics, relative intensity signs, ties, binds, slurs or phrase marks and other devices that do so clutter up a sheet music page. Please experiment!
The Queen Rag was published by Joseph Krolage Music Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.

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