Silver Star (1910)
Last updated: 19.03.18
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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: DBE0273
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Length: approx. 3¾ mins.
Silver Star, the intermezzo, is the original version of the same named song which Johnson added to the Indian Music genre prevalent and fashionable during the ragtime years. He joined such worthies as 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. The intermezzo itself is a delightful and tuneful piece and an all tenor/bass affair. Its form is AABBACCBB with a 4-bar introduction whereby the AABBA- and CCBB-strains are written in the major keys of Bb and Eb respectively.
Silver Star was published by J.W. Jenkins' Sons Music Co., Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.

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