Jamaica Jinjer (1912)
Last updated: 03.04.18
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Composer: E.A. van Alstyne Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet D/A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 565
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Length: approx. 3 mins.
Jamaica Jinjer is indeed a hot rag and a scrumptious delight to get recorder playing lips around. Its form is AABBCC with a 4-bar introduction and two interludes of 4 and 12 bars between the BC and CC strains respectively. The 12-bar interlude has a nice chiming effect which requires meticulous tonguing to get it just right. The descant is a little underemployed in the C-strain and could be requested to help out on bass in bars 43 and 44. On the whole a jolly ensemble rag.
The cover of the original sheet music shows a diaphanously clad miss dancing gaily against a Caribbean inset.
Jamaica Jinjer was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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