The Virginia Creeper (1909)
Last updated: 09.06.18
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Composer: H. Roth Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 944
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Length: approx. 2¼ mins. Sounds best with the 1st tenor doubled.
The Virginia Creeper is a lively affair in ABACC with a 4-bar introduction whereby the introduction and B-strain are written in F-major whilst the A- and C-strains are in C-major. The A strain is characterised by a lovely solo passage of descending triplets scored stringendo. In the B-strain the basses will delight in the long "walking" passage which extends for the entire 16 bars - a welcome break from the usual bass fare of "umpahs". The final note of the triumphant C-strain is, in the original piano score, marked 8va. If the performers would like to fulfil the composer's intention, then the melody voices will either have to make a lightning alternation to sopranino/descant or demonstrate the difficult art of over-blowing.
The Virginia Creeper was published by The Roth & Redding Co., Washington, D.C., USA.
A tempo of 150 crotchets/min. is suggested.
There is also a treble solo version of this item.