Dandy Dan (1909)
Two-Step & Cake Walk
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: J. Fredericks Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A+B/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 950
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Length: approx. 4¾ mins. Sounds best with the bass doubled.
Dandy Dan was apparently first written and published by Hawkes in 1908 for full orchestra and military band. A piano version, from which this adaptation for recorder sextet is derived, was then issued in 1909 and the copyright transferred to Jos. W. Stern & Co. in 1910.
The cakewalk itself is an interesting and involved affair with many pleasing touches which will delight those ensembles who enjoy alternating instruments. The dandy Dan in question is shown on the cover of the original sheet music to be a top-hatted nattily dressed dark-skinned gentleman proudly parading before a company of similarly clad onlookers. Admirers or deriders? Who knows but something to be borne in mind when interpreting this splendid cakewalk.
Dandy Dan was published by Hawkes & Son (London) Ltd, , London W.1, England.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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  DBE MP3 Sample 
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  Midi File(s) 
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