Chicago Express (1905)
March Two Step
Last updated: 17.11.19
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Composer: P. Wenrich Suppliers: dbe15.gif 
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A(T)/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 151
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Length: approx. 2¾ mins.
Chicago Express is a classic march with simple, very simple melodies. It opens with a spirited 8-bar, bugle-call like introduction leading into a repeated 16-bar first section with a maddeningly simple tune, somewhat reminiscent of Euphemia Allen's The Celebrated Chop Waltz (1877). The 2nd section, marked Brilliante, is also a 16-bar repeat (its melody still simple but not quite so maddening) leading up to a bass-dominated 32-bar 3rd section. This 3rd section reminds one of circus parades or something similar. The march is rounded off with a repeated 16-bar final section marked Grande. All in all, this is a well-composed fun-piece and this recorder adaptation should give considerable enjoyment both to performers and audiences.
Chicago Express was published by McKinley Music Co., Chicago & New York, USA.
A tempo of 100 crotchets/min. is suggested.
There is also a trio version of this item.
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