Annotation:Russian Rag

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X:1 % T:Russian Rag C:George L. Cobb M:4/4 L:1/8 K:Dmin |:B,2B2 A,2A2|DDFA dfad'|[A4f4][^G4e4]|_eBG_E DEGB|...

RUSSIAN RAG. Novelty Rag. USA. D Aeolian ('A' and 'B' parts), F ('C' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). Intro., AA BBAA'CCC'C'.

The "Russian Rag" was a widely popular 1918 adaptation by George L. Cobb [1] (1886-1942) of the opening theme of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C-Sharp Minor. Cobb was born in upstate New York and was known for such popular songs as "Alabama Jubilee" and "Are You from Dixie?" as well as technically demanding piano rags. His "Russian Rag" was so successful that he followed it up with a "New Russian Rag."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Brody (Fiddler’s Fakebook), 1983; p. 239.

Recorded sources: - Yazoo 1045, Dave Apollon - "String Ragtime" (1974).

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