|Publisher:||Ditty Box Enterprises||Publication:||DBE 1086|
Length: approx. 3 mins.
Dance of the Sea Nymphs was published as a drawing room favourite and is a most delightful composition and a indeed one of the editor's all-time favourites. It is characterised by skipping triplets which ascend, descend and soar and contrast with a charming passage scored Meno mosso. As an adaptation for recorder quintet, it is fiendishly difficult and demands ensemble skills of the highest order. Not only mastering the recorder players favourite keys of Ab- and Eb-major but also of exercising exquisite tongue and breath control to bring out the triplets in their full beauty are the order-of-the-day. With the exception of the treble voice, that lucky person having most of the melodies, all the other voices have on the odd occasion the task of alternating between tenor and their respective bass instruments. Not a piece for the faint-hearted but well worth mastering!
Dance of the Sea Nymphs was published by Century Music Publishing Co., New York, USA.
A tempo of 120 crotchets/min. is suggested