Let's Dance (1913)
Last updated: 09.06.18
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Composer: W. Herzer Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A+S/T+D/T+D/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 667
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Length: approx. 2½ mins. Sounds best with the 2nd tenor and bass doubled.
Let's Dance is just the stuff to get those ragtime feet a-twitching. Its form is ABBACC with a 2-bar introduction whereby the AB- and C-strains are written in the major keys of C and F respectively. In this adaptation for recorder quintet there is quite a bit of instrument changing to accomplish. All the melody voices are required to alternate to their smaller counterparts. The final C-strain in particular has to be played exquisitely to avoid squeakiness. The cover of the original sheet music is illustrated by a bevy of elegant, smiling turkey trotters quite in keeping with the title.
Let's Dance was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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