Bantam Step (1916)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: H. Jentes Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1015
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Length: approx. 2½ mins. Sounds best with the bass doubled.
Trebor Jay Tichenor in his Ragtime Rarities describes Bantam Step as a haunting, very original contribution to the dance menagerie when referring to animal dances, a craze at that time. Its form is AABBACCA with a 4-bar introduction whereby the AB- and C-strains are written in the major keys of C and F respectively. In this adaptation for recorder quintet, the melodies are shared alternately by the 1st tenor and treble voices. The cover of the original sheet music shows predictably a pair of those said avian creatures facing each and other performing a dawn chorus before an enormous dawning sun. Also shown is a wispy tree bearing what appears to be eggs - just the thing for Easter!
Tempi of 88/minim (as a fox trot) or 126/minim (as a one-step) are mandated.
Bantam Step was published by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., New York & Chicago, USA.

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