The Pace That Kills (1911)
Last updated: 15.01.22
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Composer: J. Glogau Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 629
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Length: approx. 5 mins. Sounds best with the 1st tenor and bass doubled.
The Pace That Kills was apparently a march in support of an early anti-speeding campaign before the days of traffic laws as the front cover of the original sheet music shows a diminutive demon flying a monstrous winged red open sports car hell-bent for Hades. The march itself is however such a bright and cheerful affair that it probably achieved quite the opposite and even more speeding resulted. Its form is basically AABBCCDD with a 4-bar introduction and a 16-bar interlude which precedes each iteration of the D-strain. If a recorder ensemble should ever want to support an anti-speeding campaign against those selfish motorists then this is just the piece to be included in their programme!
The Pace That Kills was published by Will Rossiter, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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