Carnival Times (1905)
Characteristic March
Last updated: 17.02.23
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Composer: T.C. Bennett Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1004
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Length: approx. 3 mins. Sounds best with the bass doubled.
At the top of the score, Bennett dedicated Carnival Times to his friend Fred Alberts whilst the front cover of the original sheet music is headed, "To W.G. Gilbert - New Orleans La. - Home of the Mardi Gras". Well perhaps some Venetians or Brazilians, just to mention a very few, may dispute that but this sunny composition certainly has a carnival flair. Its form is AABBCCAA with a 4-bar introduction and a 4-bar interlude between the B- and C-strains whereby the AABB- and CCAA-strains are written in the major keys of Eb and Ab respectively.
In this adaptation for recorder quintet, the melodies are shared by the treble and 1st tenor voices. It is somewhat demanding not only for the keys used but also that the treble has to master the upper range of his or her instrument - top A's abound. This is an ideal companion to Lyons & Yosco's Mardi Gras Rag (1914) and a must for the Fasching/Carnival season.
A tempo of 180 crotchets/min. is suggested.
Carnival Times was published by Victor Kremer Co., Chicago, Illinois, USA.

  Issue Instruments Performer
  DBE MP3 Sample    
audiodbemp315.gif Not issued A/T/T+B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Midi James Pitt-Payne