The Ghost of the Goblin Man (1912)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: H. von Tilzer Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet T/T/T/B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1074
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Length: approx. 3 mins.
Whether there is a connection between The Ghost of the Goblin Man and The Ragtime Goblin Man (1912) published in the same year is a matter of conjecture of no particular significance. The plain cover of the original sheet music does not help but the cover of The Ragtime Goblin Man does indeed show a black-faced grinning goblin. As to the rag itself, its form is ABBCCB with a 4-bar introduction and is written in G-major. The A-strain is suggestive of a demised goblin creeping dolefully about but brightens up with the happy B-Strain. The C-strain is a stately affair which leads into a final repeat of the B-strain with its cheerful chords. In this adaptation for recorder sextet, the 3rd tenor and 1st bass both alternate for a few bars to bass and tenor respectively.
The Ghost of the Goblin Man was published by Harry von Tilzer Music Pub. Co., New York, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.