A Trip to Niagara (1904)
March & Two-Step
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: W.J. Cornish Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet D/A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 943
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Length: approx. 3 mins.
A Trip to Niagara , a bright march & two-step, was origianlly respectfully dedicated to Miss Harriet C. Bailey. It has an ABBCDDE form using the major keys of Bb and Eb. It has an effervescent opening suggesting the steam train as depicted on the cover of the original sheet music joyfully undertaking its trip to Niagara presumably full of happy honeymooners. This contrasts strangely with the cover of the 1908 edition whereby a smart young lady is depicted sat upon her luggage, completely alone in that magnificent setting, a-gazing into the falls. What has happened one wonders. Has her spouse fallen in for some reason or other? A conundrum which is probably not be answered these 100 or so years since its first publication!
This recorder adaptation, (which is respectfully dedicated to Irene Cornish Thompson - daughter of the composer, now of Rancho Santa Fe, California), is a real ensemble piece requiring bar-counting by all three melody voices each of whom has a fair crack-of-the-whip.
A Trip to Niagara was first published by the composer's own Cornish Publishing Co., New York, USA . A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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