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ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND

by Irving Berlin, arranged by Don Besig and Nancy Price

Positioning: Part I vs. Part II. (Tpt. = trumpet)
INTRO Mime playing instruments (Vol. 1, 58).
MEAS. 5 PART I: scoop front w/clasped hands, then PART II does the same, then ALL walk R, L, R, L.
  M9: PART I - flat palms at shoulder leaning forward (Vol. 2, 84), then PART II does the same, then all shake palms up and down.
MEAS. 13 PART I listen to R w/R palm (Vol. 2, 85), PART II does same, then all walk R, L, R, L.
  M17: push both palms up R 2X, then up L 2X.
  M19: face L w/R palm out on rest, beckon in.

 

PART I (or unis.)

MEAS. 21 Scoop listen R, repeat L, trumpet to R (Vol. 2, 8), trumpet to L. Repeat all.
MEAS. 29 Tpt. front-tilt R, L, R, L. All salute w/R, jump low holding gun.
  M33: slowly stand, then R fist punch across, R palm pan across, then scoop center.
MEAS. 37 R palm out and in, repeat L, then R out, L out, clasp above and pull down.
  M41: shake hands up, shake down, conduct 4 pattern.
MEAS. 45 Flat hand sway to R, L, R, L, R, L, flip back and up.
  M49: scoop listen R, repeat L, tpt. R, tpt. L.
MEAS. 53 Mime playing band instruments.

 

PART II (or unis.)

MEAS. 57 Tpt, R, tpt. L, scoop listen R, repeat L. Repeat all.
MEAS. 65 Tap R foot out w/both index above and head mirroring 8X.
  M69: tap R foot out and in 4X w/both jazz hands up and down.
MEAS. 73 Play banjo over and back 8X.
MEAS. 81 Look across from L to R w/R palm above eyes 4X, then 4 head nods R to L w/fists on waist.
  M85: R fist punch across, tilt clap 4X R, L, R, L.
MEAS. 89 Mime playing instrumentsóseparate PART I and PART II. (Opt. - add cardboard cut-out instruments here.)
MEAS. 97 All as before on own vocal (opt.- add an "Alexander" conductor).
MEAS. 127 Squeeze into center while playing instrument. Freeze on rest. Final chord: final band pose or clap front.

 

2-Part, Level 2.....7727

SoundTrax CD.....3703