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ID
b91
Title
The Grace Note
Genre
Story
Page Count
7
Word Count
1420
Publisher
Daily Mail
Fortnightly
Publication Year
1936
Document Types
Comic Fiction
First-Person Narratives
Uncollected Stories
Topics
Music


A humorous tale of a family of brass players, the Chipperfields, of their devotion to music, their jealousy and stubbornness, and of a single 'grace note' that dashes their dreams of a Chipperfield band and rends the family apart. The tale displays Bates's knowledge of musical terminology and repertoire. In the ebook edition of How Sleeps the Crimson Petal, the Fortnightly (May 1936, 145:541-547), Daily Mail (September 18, 1936), Hotch Potch (ed. John Brophy, The Council of the Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital, 1936).