By Jane Russell Bate
2.5 (Medium Easy)
This piece is a sophisticated rag on a not-so-sophisticated subject—a literal case of ants in the pants. As the hapless fellow performs his syncopated gyrations caused by the ants, the music quickens and we hear the victim slapping and scratching in an effort to rid himself of the tickly creatures. Brass players will enjoy flutter-tonguing, glisses, and "wa-was" in this highly entertaining tune.