Goblins' Parade (1910)
Characteristic Dance
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: W.C. Simon Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 790
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Length: approx. 3¼ mins.
Goblins' Parade is a weird and wonderful composition whose form is a most unusual AABBACCDCA with a 6-bar introduction, which doubles as an interlude between the C- and A-strains, and 4-bar coda. The AB- and CD-strains are written in the major keys of F and Bb respectively. This piece is characterised by a dah-di-dah-di dah dah theme set against solo descending passages. It is very descriptive in that it well matches the cover of the original sheet music which shows a pretty, be-winged fairy leading a horde of goblins in the van which grotesque individuals play fanciful instruments. Perhaps it was commissioned for a stage piece.
Goblins' Parade was published by Sam Fox Pub. Co., Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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