Golliwog's Cakewalk

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Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy (arr. James Curnow)

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General Info

Year: 1908 / 1985
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Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


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Program Notes

The Children’s Corner Suite was first published for piano, and later scored for orchestra by Debussy's friend André Caplet. The last movement of the suite is Golliwog’s Cakewalk, a piece in ragtime style with syncopation and rag-time effects. At that time, Gollowog’s were in great fashion. These were stuffed black dolls with red pants, red bow ties, and wild hair, reminding one of the black-faced minstrels of the time. A cakewalk is a dance or a strut, and the dancer with the most elaborate steps won a cake.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


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