Topsy Turvy (1899)
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Composer: L.V. Gustin Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 428
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Length: approx. 2¼ mins.
Topsy Turvy is a lively two step which charms with its simplicity. Its form is AABCC with an 8-bar introduction and two interludes each of 4 and 10 bars between the BC and CC strains respectively. The A-strain is characterised by a de-dah-de dah dah motif. The B-strain by contrast is more lyrical with a couple of nice walking bass passages. The C-strain returns to the de-dah-de dah dah motif exploring the lower registers and, after the 10-bar interlude, is then repeated an octave higher bringing the whole to a triumphant conclusion.
Topsy Turvy was published by Whitney-Warner Publishing Co., Detroit, Michigan, USA.
A tempo of 180 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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