Halley's Comet (1910)
Last updated: 18.07.18
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Composer: H.J. Lincoln Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Trio A/T/B
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1226C
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Length: approx. 3 ¾ mins.
Halley's Comet is a cheerful straightforward rag in AABBACCBB form with a 4-bar introduction whereby the CC strains are in the key of Eb-major and the remainder in Bb-major. The rag of course celebrated the 76-yearly appearance of the famous comet in 1910. Edmond Halley (1656-1742), astronomer and mathematician born in London, England was the second Astronomer Royal and was the first person to realise that the comet that he observed in 1682 and determined its orbit was the same object that had appeared previously in 1607 and 1531. Resultantly he successfully predicted its return in 1758. Another of Lincoln's "astronomic" works is Observatory (1906 - DBE 1244).
Halley's Comet was published by Vandersloot Music Pub. Co., Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
There is also a quintet version of this item.