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Bugle Call Rag for Brass Quintet

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By Eubie Blake, Carey Morgan

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Composed by Eubie Blake, Carey Morgan. Arranged by Jari A. Villanueva. 20th Century, Jazz, Patriotic, Old-time, Americana. Score, Set of Parts. 24 pages. Published by JV MUSIC (S0.276813).

Item Number: S0.276813

Bugle Call Rag Composed by Carey Morgan and Eubie Blake
Arranged by Jari Villanueva

2 Trumpets in Bb
Horn in F
Optional Drum Set
Eb Alto Horn Substitute part for Horn in F
Treble Clef Baritone Substitute part for Trombone

James Hubert "Eubie" Blake (1887-1983) Blake was born in Baltimore to former slaves, and the only child of 11 that would survive to adulthood. The young Eubie taught himself the organ after his parents put a $75 organ in their home for 25 cents per week (which would take them almost 6 years to pay off). By the age of 15 was playing piano in Baltimore's night clubs, holding a regular job at Agnes Shelton's sporting house. Blake was already an exceptional pianist by the early 1900's, and he had to simplify his music drastically to get it published. Blake was among the pioneers of ragtime, however he was often too far ahead of his time. He released two rags (Charleston Rag and his Baltimore Buzz) in the same year which Scott Joplin released his Maple Leaf Rag. Unfortunately for Blake, the competition was too strong. Part of the reason for Blake's Charleston Rag and his Baltimore Buzz not making the big time may have been due to Blake the progressive nature of his sound. People found it hard to digest his music, especially the publishers.

Bugle Call Rag was composed in 1916 with Carey Morgan. It was one of many patriotic selections written by composers during the World War I era. This delightful piece uses bugle calls and quotes “There’ll Be A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight.”

A retired member of the United States Air Force Band where he served on the Music Production staff (as well as a trumpeter and bugler) and a student of Bill Holcombe, Jari Villanueva continues writing for different ensembles. His arrangements are played by brass quintets all over the country including many military groups. Many of his arrangements can be found on Sheet Music Plus and JV MUSIC.

Jari is a 2016 Sheet Music Plus Arranging Contest winner and winner of the 2016 Holiday Arranging Contest.

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