Aunt Jane (1905)
Intermezzo Two-Step
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: E.A. van Alstyne Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 561
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Length: approx. 3 mins.
Aunt Jane is a bright and breezy march which fairly bowls along. Its form is of a 4-bar introduction followed by ABACC strains. The A and B strains are each of 16 bars in the key of Bb-major whilst the C strain has 32 bars written in Eb-major. In this recorder adaptation, the treble voice has most of the melodic line whilst the 1st tenor has quite a bit of bar counting to do. A real ensemble piece!
The cover of the original sheet music depicts a complacent presumably Aunt Jane briskly strolling decked out with parasol, holding a light suitcase and leading a diminutive be-bowed canine of unascertainable ancestry.
Aunt Jane was published by A Hospe Co., Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
There is also a trio version of this item.
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