Sicilian Chimes (1909)
Last updated: 19.07.18
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Composer: K. Mills Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Septet D/A/T/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 331
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Length: approx. 4 mins. Sounds best if the bass is doubled.
Sicilian Chimes is a Mills contribution to that sentimental "chiming" genre of popular music so beloved during the ragtime era. Is a very pleasant reverie (an instrumental piece suggesting a dreamy or musing state in AABCDDA form. Heavily ornamented with several nice touches, meticulous co-ordination between the descant and treble voices is a must to achieve the chiming effect. The treble has the enjoyable task of providing the ornamentation practically from beginning to end making a very long 4 minutes!
A tempo of 120 crotchets/min. is suggested.
Sicilian Chimes was published by F. A. Mills, New York, USA.