Hop Lee (1901)
Last updated: 04.08.18
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Composer: E.R. Ephraim Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet D/A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 464
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Length: approx. 3 mins.
Hop Lee is a pleasant little work with some pretty touches in AABBACCBB form. This recorder adaptation is a real ensemble piece as each of the melody voices has a share of the action. The 1st tenor in particular will enjoy his or hers solos in the A-sections.The cover of the original sheet music shows a solitary bland-faced pigtailed Chinese dancer apparently performing a sailor's hornpipe - an unlikely stance for a cakewalk!
Hop Lee was published by P.J. Lammers, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
A tempo of 90 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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youtube15.jpg Hop Lee (2:56) Ragtime Dorian Henry