Topsy Turvy (1899)
Two Step
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Composer: L.V. Gustin Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 428
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Length: approx. 2¼ mins.
Topsy Turvy is a lively two step which charms with its simplicity. Its form is AABCC with an 8-bar introduction and two interludes each of 4 and 10 bars between the BC and CC strains respectively. The A-strain is characterised by a de-dah-de dah dah motif. The B-strain by contrast is more lyrical with a couple of nice walking bass passages. The C-strain returns to the de-dah-de dah dah motif exploring the lower registers and, after the 10-bar interlude, is then repeated an octave higher bringing the whole to a triumphant conclusion.
Topsy Turvy was published by Whitney-Warner Publishing Co., Detroit, Michigan, USA.
A tempo of 180 crotchets/min. is suggested.
  Composer Sequencer
audiomidi15.gif L.V. Gustin J. Cowles
  Composer Performer Instruments
audiodbemp315.gif L.V. Gustin Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens. A/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
     Performer CD Title Supplier
cd15.gif Nora Hulse Cake Walks, Two Steps and Rags by Women Composers
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
pdf15.gif Topsy Turvy (1899) L.V. Gustin (music) Piano Ragtime Piano wvicon.gif