The Whip (1913)
March & Two Step
Last updated: 11.10.21
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Composer: A. Holzmann Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 495
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Length: approx. 4¼ mins. Sounds best if the bass is doubled.
The Whip is yet another great Holzmann march two step in AABBCC form with a 4-bar introduction whereby the A/B strains are each of 16 bars and written in Bb-major whilst the C-strain is of 48 bars in Eb-major. Judging by the front cover of the original sheet music, The Whip appears to celebrate either horse racing for the title is embellished with an equine full-face portrait and a whip intertwined between the letters or a same-named steam locomotive or possibly a film because the centrepiece shows a splendid stage set of a crashed engine beneath a bridge tastefully decorated with the dead, dying and grieving. Whatever, it is a splendid march and one can readily imagine that it was used in silent movies to accompany corresponding dramatic scenes.
The Whip was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
A tempo of 180 crotchets/min. is suggested.