Kitty MacKay (1914)
Last updated: 19.07.18
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Composer: E. Platzmann Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1093
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Length: approx. 4 mins.
According to the front cover of the original sheet music, Kitty MacKay was played at every performance of the same named Scotch Comedy at the Comedy Theatre, New York. The play opened on January 7th, 1914 and ran for 278 performances. The cover also shows Scottish-born Miss Molly McIntyre (1886-1952) in stage dress and who played a leading part as Kitty MacNab. She is known to have played in other Broadway productions such as Love o' Mike (1917), Expressing Willie (1924) and The Infinite Shoeblack (1930) as well as having a film role in Her Great Hour (1916) being described as "Scotland's Greatest Actress".
As to the hesitation waltz itself, its form is AABBACCA with an 8-bar introduction whereby the A-, B- and C-strains are written in the major keys of Eb and B band Ab respectively. In this adaptation for recorder sextet, the flowing melodies are shared by the treble and 1st tenor. The 3rd tenor has the happy duty of alternating to bass on odd occasions.
Kitty MacKay was published by Paley Music Co., New York, USA.
A tempo of 180 crotchets/min. is suggested