Soup and Fish (1913)
Rag, One Step, Two Step and Turkey Trot
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: H. Jentes/Wendling (1888-1974) Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1022
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Length: approx. 2½ mins.
Soup and Fish is another of those culinary rags titled with everyday ingredients but there is nothing everyday about this rag, one step, two step and turkey trot (the composers, publishers or both were clearly maximising their options here). Its form is AABACC with a 4-bar introduction whereby the AC- and B-strains are written in the major keys of C and G respectively. As an adaptation for recorder sextet it is a delight for the trebles and rhythm section, the former having an admixture of charming solos and close-harmony passages whilst the latter have a thumping - at times hypnotic - bass line. Only the 1st tenor is obliged to appear intelligent whilst sitting out the A-strain. It is one of those pieces which the performers feel it should be unending.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
Soup and Fish was published by Geo. W. Meyer Music Co., New York, USA.

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