Chicken Chowder (1905)
Characteristic Two Step
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: I.M. Giblin Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 092
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Length: approx. 3 mins..
Chicken Chowder was, as mentioned above, Irene Giblin's first composition and her favourite - and no wonder when considering that this mature polished work was penned by a 17-year old teenager! It was a hit and enjoyed wide popularity by being recorded by the Ossman/Dudley string ensemble and much played by other string groups. Its form is AABBACCA with a 4-bar introduction and a 4-bar interlude between the BB and A strains. The A strain is a lovely affair of ascending and descending chromatic scales that are cleverly used to simulate inversion and to meld with the B and C strains. The score is shot throughout with accentuation and staccato marks which should be carefully observed in fulfilling the composer's intention. Great stuff indeed and not for the faint-hearted!
This recorder adaptation contrasts very much with the quintet version by Stan Davis. Here the original range scale and dynamics are retained.
Chicken Chowder was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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