‘Bubble-Up’ Rag is Zaimont’s most elaborated interpretation of ragtime’s five-section rondo form. Each of the five principal sections is presented in a rounded tripartite statement, with extended transitional music that occasionally startles via modernist edginess or blurring of the expected sectional boundaries. Its catchy, extroverted tune was composed in the composer’s car during rush-hour commutes, with the original tempo clocked to the auto’s turn-signal beat.
Challenging technique but worth the effort! Exciting solo for flute and piano that will please your audience. Commissioned for premiere at the 2001 conference of the National Flute Association. Duration 9:45.