President Garfield’s Hornpipe for two mandolins

Don Stiernberg encouraged me to put this two-mandolin arrangement of President Garfield’s Hornpipe together, and offered some helpful tips on how it could be improved.¬†It’s a fairly straightforward arrangement — one instrument takes the fiddle tune melody, the other plays a high harmony line above the melody. There are two versions of the score here:…

B-Flat Rag

This transcription is based on a performance by the Madisonville String Band, recorded at the Gennett studios in Richmond, Indiana, on October 3rd, 1930. It was released on the Gennett-affiliated labels Chamion (#16462 & 45005), Superior (#2756), and also appeared on Decca (#5437). In the recording, the group’s fiddle player takes¬†first section (bars 1-16), and…