Alabama Slide (1915)
Fox Trot
Last updated: 17.02.23
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Composer: C.L. Johnson Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 234
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Length: approx. 4 mins.
Alabama Slide delights with its bright and breezy melodies ornamented with tootling responses which, in this adaptation for recorder quintet, are made by all voices at different times making it a splendid ensemble piece. The melodies are shared between the treble and 1st tenor whilst the rhythm section have plenty to do. Its quasi sonata form is AABBACCA with a 4-bar introduction whereby the ABBA- and CCAA-strains are written in the major keys of F and Bb respectively. The cover of the original sheet music shows a handsome fox trotting pair, the youthful gentleman especially catches the eye with his wispy up-twirled moustache and monocle. How the devil those latter-day gents kept those optical instruments firmly in place whilst performing strenuous exercises such as fox-trotting is beyond this editor. Hats off to 'em I say!
Alabama Slide was published by F.J.A. Forster Music Publisher, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A tempo of 150 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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