The Chimes (1912)
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: H. Armstrong Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet D/A+D/T+A/B+T/B/GB(B)+S
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 682
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Length: approx. 4½ mins.
The Chimes is lovely reverie with, as one would expect from the title, charming and tinkling chime effects. As a transcription for recorder sextet, it really takes the cake for those ensembles which delight in alternation. No fewer that four voices are obliged to change instruments, a necessity to cover the range of notes in this composition. Its sonata form is AABBAACCAA with an 8-bar introduction which doubles as a coda. For something really different, this item makes a splendid contrast to Armstrong's The Frisco Rag (1909) (1909)!
Tempi of 126 and 84 crotchets/min. are mandated.
The Chimes was published by M. Witmark and Sons, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, USA.

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