Apple Jack (“Some Rag”) (string quartet)
Title: Apple Jack (“Some Rag”)
Composer: Charles L. Johnson, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello
Printout: 8 pages
Note: Charles L. Johnson was a highly regarded composer of ragtime, marches, waltzes, and other popular musical styles of the early to mid-twentieth century. Apple Jack, which was first published in 1909, is written in a way that suggests dialog between the voices, a trait that has been reflected in this arrangement.