That Spoony Dance (1909)
Last updated: 09.06.18
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Composer: J. Schwartz Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A+B/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 599
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Length: approx. 3¼ mins. Sounds best if the 1st tenor is doubled.
That Spoony Dance is a fine rag in AABBACC form with a 4-bar introduction and two interludes each of 4 and 12 bars between the AC and CC strains respectively. Despite the title, the melodies are not that particularly amorous or foolish but on the contrary they represent for this editor's taste down-to-earth all-round ragtime fun. With melody sharing and alternation to bass for the treble voice it is the right stuff for recorder ensembles. The cover of the original sheet music, all hearts, cupids, roses, posies and pastels, on the other hand is obviously spoony and could well double as a Valentine's card. The spoonier the merrier!
That Spoony Dance was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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