Iola (1906)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: C.L. Johnson Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet T/T/T+B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE0257
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Length: approx. 4¾ mins.
Iola, the intermezzo, is a version of the same named song which was an early Johnson contribution to the Indian Music genre prevalent and fashionable in during the ragtime years. He joined such worthies as Kerry Mills and his Redwing (1907), Percy Wenrich's Silver Bell (1910) and Vincent C. Plunkett's Pretty Little Rainbow (1919) just to mention a few. In 1910 he wrote yet another, Silver Star (1910) proving the popularity of this craze. As for the piece itself, it has an AABBCCABA form with an 8-bar introduction and a 2-bar coda whereby the AB- and C-strains are in the major keys of Bb and Eb respectively. As a transcription for recorder quintet, it is a lovely tenor/bass piece. Interestingly whilst the cover of the original sheet music for the song appropriately shows an Indian maid that for the intermezzo depicts a salon beauty.
Iola was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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