Pigeon Wing (1909)
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: DBE 265
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Length: approx. 3¼ mins.
Pigeon Wing is a pretty little rag with pleasing and almost sentimental melodies and as an adaptation for recorder quintet it is an all tenor/bass affair. Its form is a straightforward AABBCCBB with a 4-bar introduction whereby the AABB- and CCBB-strains are written in the major keys of C and F respectively. The cover of the original sheet music shows a group of gaily and fashionably clad Piccaninnies dancing presumably an animal number to whit the "pigeon wing". They are accompanied by a tiny tot sat on a packing case. He is almost completely hidden by banjo larger than himself. All very humorous indeed!
Pigeon Wing was published Will Rossiter, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.

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