Southern Beauties (1907)
Last updated: 09.06.18
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Composer: C.L. Johnson Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 276
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Length: approx. 4¼ mins. Sounds best with the 1st tenor doubled.
Southern Beauties is a pleasant tinkling march with some nice touches. The front cover of the original sheet music shows as one might expect, a portrait of a beautiful Southern charmer in delicate pastel colours. Its form is AABBACCCC with a 4-bar introduction and a 16-bar interlude preceding each of the final two C-strains whereby the AABBA- and CCCC- strains are in the major keys of C and F respectively. In this adaptation for recorder quintet, the melodies are shared by the treble and 1st tenor and the whole is ornamented with diddly-dips and even the bases have their say - especially in the interludes with a few walking passages.
Southern Beauties was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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