That Devilish Glide (1912)
Last updated: 18.07.18
Composer: R.G. Grady Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1193
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Length: approx. 2¼ mins.
That Devilish Glide is a lively piece in ABBCB form with a 4-bar introduction whereby the A-, BB- and CB-.strains are in the major keys of Bb, G and C respectively. This adaptation for recorder sextet uses the instrumental version of the same-named song, lyrics by Haven Gillispie. It is characterised by long passages of close harmony set against a steady thump from the rhythm section. The cover of the original sheet music appropriately shows eight red-clad devils apparently gliding down an ice canal in various elegant postures.
That Devilish Glide was published by Frank K. Root and Co., Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
There is also a treble solo version of this item.