Chimes (1910)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: H. Denney Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 369
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Length: approx. 3½ mins. Sounds best if the 1st tenor and bass are doubled.
Chimes is indeed a witty and amusing novelty with its carillon passages. As stated on the cover of the original sheet music, it was played nightly, presumably by Denney himself, on the steamer Island Queen which was based at Cincinnati in the Ohio Valley. The rag itself is in ABBACDC form with a 4-bar introduction and a 4-bar interlude between the AC strains. The piece gathers pace leading up to the carillon C-strain which is greatly enhanced in this recorder adaptation if the bass and great bass can alternate with a tenor and descant respectively. Great ensemble fun indeed!
Chimes was published by H.R. McClure Company, Sidney, Ohio, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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