A Dingy Slowdown (1900)
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Composer: R.G. Hoffman Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet D/A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 0336
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Length: approx. 3¾ mins. Sounds best if the 1st tenor is doubled.
A Dingy Slowdown, the first of Hoffman's published works, was respectfully dedicated to Mr. Wilfred Tudery. An interesting composition having the form of a 4-bar introduction followed by AABAACCDD 16 bar distinctive and melodious strains. The A and C strains have unusual 8-bar repeat boxes. The somewhat dolorous B strain should be taken a little slower, the treble enjoys the limelight here with a lovely little descending passage. The 1st tenor takes over for the C and D strains. All-in-all a happy ensemble piece with all voices having their moments of glory.
A Dingy Slowdown was published by Duggan-Hoffman, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.