|Publisher:||Ditty Box Enterprises||Publication:||DBE 1001|
Length: approx. 4 mins. Sounds best with the bass doubled.
On the Frontier was respectfully dedicated by the composers to Judge Stone of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a bright cheerful affair to which one can readily ascribe western (cowboy and Indian style) scenes to its four melodies and may well have beeen used to accompany the silent films of its day. Its form is AABACDDA form with a 4-bar introduction and a 4-bar interlude before the final A-strain whereby the major keys of C and F are used for the AB- and C-strains respectively. Appropriately the cover of the original sheet music is dominated by a pistol-touting moustachioed cowboy. The heads of two long-haired unhappy Indians facing each other grace the title block whilst the youthful publisher may be seen in the lower left-hand corner.
On the Frontier was published by Harry von Tilzer Music Pub. Co., New York, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.