The Cake Walk Patrol (1895)
Last updated: 19.03.18
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Composer: W.H. Krell Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 936
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Length: approx. 4½ mins. Sounds best with the 1st tenor doubled.
The Cake Walk Patrol gets to the heart of cakewalking and patrols perhaps better than most if not all of cakewalk compositions. Firstly it is a patrol a la Frank W. Meacham American Patrol (1885) - DBE 610 whereby a patrol starts very quietly, ppp, in the distance, advances becoming increasingly louder to fff before finally retreating into the distance once again, ppp. Secondly, as a cakewalk, the composition has 10 sections of different bar lengths (8, 9, 12, 14 and 16) using 6 melodies. The sections are scored successively: "Fall in Line", "The Start", "First Quarter", "Down the Stretch", "Passing the Judges", "Keep a movin'", "Judges Undecided", "We'll get it Sure, Honey", "The Finish" and "Taking the Cake". If that does not whet a cakewalking appetite then what can! For those ragtime recorder ensembles who like their fun, this may be the piece whereby they play and perform a cakewalk simultaneously.
The Cake Walk Patrol was published by S. Brainard's Sons Co., Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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