Another Rag for Rags for Violin and Piano
Another Rag for Rags for Violin and Piano, By Dan Welcher. Published by Theodore Presser. Score (4 pgs) with Part.
In the 1970's, Jorge Mester, Director of the Aspen Music Festival, was religiously accompanied to most of the events by his beloved dog, Rags. When the sheepdog passed in 1981, Master asked Welcher to write a requiem. The work begins slowly and morosely; then at the section marked Rags trots into heaven ends joyfully and at a fast clip.