Checkers (1903)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: N.W. Stokes Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 994
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Length: approx. 3¾ mins. Sounds best with the 1st tenor doubled.
Checkers is a cheerful and melodious two step of charm and simplicity. Its form is AABBACCBB with a 4-bar introduction and a 4-bar interlude between the CC-and BB-strains. The keys used are F- and Bb-major for the AABBA- and CCBB-strains respectively. What this piece quite has to do with the stern looking officer in the Austro-Hungarian uniform shown on the on the cover of the original sheet music is anyone's guess.
Checkers was published by the Whitney-Warner Publishing Co., Detroit, Michigan, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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