Tickle the Ivories (1913)
Last updated: 09.06.18
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Composer: W. Herzer Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet D/A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 669
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Length: approx. 3¼ mins.
Tickle the Ivories is a brilliant, original and creative gem of a composition with many nice touches. It was featured in J.C. Williamson's Musical Play Katinka which was based on the Russian tale of a woman who did not wed her lover but married someone else from a sense of duty. The rag's form is AABBACC with a 4-bar introduction, the whole being written in F-major. One of the lovely touches that I particularly admire in this adaptation for recorder sextet is in the B-strain where the melodic line rises from the 1st tenor through the treble and on to the descant whilst the basses march nobly downwards. Great stuff indeed and delightful music!
Tickle the Ivories was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
A tempo of 70 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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