An Old Virginia Cake Walk (1899)
Last updated: 18.07.18
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Composer: L.V. Gustin Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/B+T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 426
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Length: approx. 2¾ mins.
An Old Virginia Cake Walk is fine, spirited two step with lyrical strains that just beg to be whistled to - just the stuff for adaptation for recorder ensemble. Its form is AABBCCB with a 4-bar introduction and a 4-bar interlude between the B- and C-strains whereby the AABB- and CCB-strains are in the major keys of G and C respectively.
The cover of the original sheet music is graced with a colourfully clothed, smiling and dignified cakewalking pair - quite a contrast to many of the hideous caricatures of that period.
An Old Virginia Cake Walk was published by Belcher & Davis, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
A tempo of 180 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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