Fleet Foot (1906)
Last updated: 18.07.18
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Composer: G.L. Cobb Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet T+D/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1119
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Length: approx. 3½ mins.
Fleet Foot is another of those Indian intermezzos that were so popular in the ragtime era. The composition is in AABBACCC form with an 8-bar introduction and a 4-bar interlude preceding the final C-strain whereby the AB- and C-strains are written in the major keys of G and C respectively.
The composition opens in a sombre mood for the first iteration of the A-strain where the basses come to the fore. The 2nd iteration is played an octave higher handing over to the 1st tenor. The B-strain brightens-up considerably with all voices joining in. The C-strain is quite lyrical the final iteration of which is played an octave higher necessitating the 1st tenor to alternate to descant. A great ensemble piece!
Fleet Foot was published by H.C. Weasner & Co., Buffalo, New York, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.