Barbary (1915)
Last updated: 18.07.18
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Composer: G.L. Cobb Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet T/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1105
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Length: approx. 4 mins.
Barbary is yet another Cobb all tenor/bass affair which will particularly endear itself to those recorder ensembles that love these instruments and that are armed with a full battery of basses. The composition is in AABACC form with a 4-bar introduction whereby the AB- and C-strains are written in the major keys of F- and Bb respectively.
Another "geographical" piece to go along with the likes of Almond Eyes (1921) or Asia Minor (1921) there is nothing, despite the title, that can be construed as being barbarous about this gentle valse. In this adaptation for recorder sextet, the 1st tenor will especially enjoy having the melodies from start to finish. The other voices too also have their say with some pretty responses and passages of close harmony. A great ensemble piece!
Barbary was published in The Cadenza by Walter Jacobs, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
A tempo of 150 crotchets/min. is suggested.