Levee Revels (1898)
Last updated: 14.04.18
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Composer: W.C. O'Hare Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A+D/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 788
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Length: approx. 4 mins. Sounds best if the bass is doubled.
Levee Revels, much recorded, is something of a landmark composition. Its form is basically AABBCCDD with a 6-bar introduction and a 2-bar interlude between the B- and C- strains whereby the AABB- and CCDCDC-strains are written in the major keys of G and C respectively. Unusually, the A- B- strains are of 18- and 20-bars respectively. This adaptation for recorder quintet is long overdue. The quirky, folksy, and tootling melodies, especially of the A- and C-strains lend themselves particularly well to the recorder. Pure joy for performers and audiences alike!
Levee Revels was published by M. Witmark and Sons, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, USA.
A tempo of 190 crotchets/min. is suggested.
|"Levee Revels (1898)" has been recorded by :
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