A Warmin' Up in Dixie (1899)
Cake Walk, March and Two Step
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Composer: E.T. Paull Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1398
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Length: approx. 4¾ mins.
A Warmin' Up in Dixie is guaranteed to warm up the cockles of the collective hearts of both performers and members of an audience alike. The front cover of the original sheet music, a work of art in itself, shows a happy throng of presumably plantation workers joyfully dancing around a bonfire in a wooded setting. As to the cakewalk itself, its form is AABBACCAABB with a 4-bar introduction which doubles as an interlude preceding the final AA-strains whereby the AB- and C-strains are written in the keys of Bb and Eb respectively. In this adaptation for recorder quintet the treble voice has the melodies throughout but the basses along with the tenors too have their special moments, especially in the B-strain.
The final word with regard to the interpretation of this piece has to be given to the composer who wrote the following in the preface to the piano score:
NOTE:-- To produce the best effects, this piece should be played smoothly and in strict time, giving the accented ^ notes their proper emphasis. The best results will be obtained, and the character of the piece improved in proportion, as these suggestions are observed, besides it will make the piece EASY to PLAY. DON'T PLAY TOO FAST.
A Warmin' Up in Dixie was published by E. T. Paull Music Co., New York, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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