The Kangaroo Hop (1915)
Fox Trot
Last updated: 11.10.21
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Composer: M. Morris Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet D/A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 761
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Length: approx. 3¾ mins.
The Kangaroo Hop is a happy composition with catchy strains was published both as a song and as an instrumental. It was recorded by Vess Ossman's Banjo Orchestra becoming a very big success. It has a rondo form of a 4-bar introduction followed by AABACCABA with a 4-bar interlude between the CC and A strains. Interestingly the rondo-theme A strain is 12 bars whilst the B and C strains each have 16 bars. This piece is characterised by the close harmony between the descant and treble voices practically throughout. The cover of the original sheet music shows an elegant, svelte dance pair set against a woodland scene and surprisingly not a single kangaroo in sight. How this particular fox trot came to its name is a mystery, perhaps the publisher was running out of bestial titles during the craze for animal dances.
A tempo of 148 crotchets/min. is suggested.
The Kangaroo Hop was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
There is also a descant solo version of this item.

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