Gold Rush Rags

Songbook composed by Barbara Becker

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While the ragtime genre really did not exist during the California Gold Rush, this collection of evocative ragtime solos by Barbara Becker, offers a musical glimpse into that wild time as San Francisco appeared and then boomed with activity. Picture a gentle dance late at night in a saloon; the joyous hope and the frequent disappointment associated with prospecting for gold; Lola Montez’s moaning about some so-and-so who did her wrong; “Mr. Moneybags” John Sutter preening in the city; and tired miners drowning their sorrows on Saturday night, then shuffling off to bed. These fun pieces fit right in with the period’s expectations of instant wealth, juxtaposed against the back-breaking work, often for little return.

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Level
Method Book Match
Genre
Instrumentation
Time Signature
Tonal Center
Medium
Composer
Brand
SKUPPBECK1012
ISBN978-1-64266-006-7
Number of Pages28

About the composer

Barbara Becker

Barbara Becker

Barbara Becker lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a pianist, composer, and teacher. Her pedagogically sound works, with their evocative titles and exquisite harmonies, expose developing musicians of all ages and levels to the wonders of music.

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Andrea Orem
Andrea Orem
Reviewed on October 21, 2021Verified purchase
My mom loved getting this book for her birthday! It was a perfect find. :)