Pig Ankles (1905)
A Grotesque Intermezzo
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: M.E. Williams Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 962
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Length: approx. 2¼ mins.
Pig Ankles, subtitled "A Grotesque Intermezzo", being written in the recorder players' favourite flatted keys of Ab and Db may indeed be a little grotesque for some recorder players. The cover of the original sheet music underlines the grotesqueness by showing a giant porcine drum-major leading a bevy of parading bi-pedal piglets attired in ball-gowns, top-hats and tails. The composition itself is a very pleasant, easy-on-the-ear and melodious affair with some nice touches in ABCDA form with a 4-bar introduction. In this adaptation for recorder quintet, the melodies are shared by treble and 1st tenor whilst in the D-strain there is an amusing dialogue between the basses and the melody voices. A great ensemble piece!
Pig Ankles was published by J.W. Jenkins' Sons Music Co., Kansas City, Missouri, USA
A tempo of 150 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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