Dixie Flyer (1901)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: A.E. Henrich Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet T/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 623
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Length: approx. 3¼ mins.
A. E. Henrich dedicated Dixie Flyer to the N.C. and St. L. Railroad. The front cover of the original sheet music does not show the same-named locomotive as one might expect, but a high-speed mule jockeyed by a hideous representation of an Afro-American so typical of those turn-of-the-century years. The composition itself is delightfully syncopated and has an AABBCCAB form with a 4-bar introduction whereby the AB- and C-strains are in the recorder players' favourite four and five flatted major keys of Ab and Db respectively. An all tenor/bass affair in which the 1st tenor will take particular pleasure in having all the melodies from start to finish.
Dixie Flyer was published by A. E. Henrich, Mt. Vernon, Indiana, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.