Blackville Society (1899)
Cake-Walk and Two-Step
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: B. Franklin Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet D/A/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 431
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Length: approx. 3 ¾ mins. Sounds best if the bass is doubled.
Blackville Society is a splendid cakewalk published in what David A. Jasen called "that glorious year of the cakewalk". Its form is AABBACCBB with a 4-bar introduction and a 4-bar interlude between the C and B strains. Each strain is a contagious whistling melody. An interesting touch is the use of heart-stopping stops at the end of each strain. It should also be noted that the composer writes that to be effective, it must not be played too fast. All-in-all a happy fun piece to warm the cockles of hearts young and old!
Blackville Society was published by G. W. Setchell, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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