The First Extra (1895)
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Composer: W.H. Krell Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Septet D/A/T/T/B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 937
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Length: approx. 5 mins.
The First Extra was dedicated by the then youthful Krell to a certain R. Theodore Allen, a worthy of whom nothing is known some eleven decades after its composition. It is a gentle flowing piece which gently rises and falls just begging to be danced to. The waltz starts with a 9-bar introduction in 6/8 time. It is followed by 2 waltz melodies and concluded by a coda containing strains from the 1st waltz.
In this adaptation for recorder all voices have their role to play, the melodies being shared by the descant, treble and 1st tenor.
The First Extra was published by S. Brainard's Sons Co., Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A tempo of 150 crotchets/min. is suggested.