Across the Hot Sands (1921)
Last updated: 18.07.18
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Composer: G.L. Cobb Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 521
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Length: approx. 3¾ mins. Sounds best if the 1st tenor and bass are doubled.
Cobb originally dedicated this bright and cheerful march, Across the Hot Sands, to one Louis Harlow, Conductor of the Aleppo Temple Drum Corps, Boston, Mass.
Its form is of a 4-bar introduction followed by AABBCCDCC strains. The treble voice will especially enjoy this piece having the limelight from start to finish. This pleasure is further accentuated in the D strain (originally scored for drums and fife!) whereby the treble and great bass luxuriate in a 16-bar duet. All good fun indeed!
Across the Hot Sands was published by Oliver Ditson Company, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
A tempo of 168 crotchets/min. is suggested.