Quicksilver Rag by Ann Cameron Pearce
Scored for 4 C Flutes; Alto Flute and/or Bass Flute may replace a C flute on Part 4
2004 NFA Newly Published Music Competition – Honorable Mention.
A brisk but not rushed tempo and precise dotted patterns will help depict the impish merriment of this piece. Composed in the style of popular American ragtime music that was in fashion from about 1890-1915, it exhibits stylistic syncopated rhythms.
(Quicksilver is the common name for mercury, which is sometimes called “living silver” because of its liquid form.)