The Speed King March (1914)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: W.B. Morrison Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1044
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Length: approx. 4 mins. Sounds best with the 1st and bass tenor doubled.
The Speed King March has style and is still recorded even today. This adaptation for recorder sextet was long overdue. The march itself has an AABBCCDDDD form and a 4-bar introduction and two identical 16-bar interludes preceding each DD-strain whereby the AB- and CD-strains are written in the major keys of G and C respectively. In this adaptation for recorder sextet, the treble and 1st tenor share the melodies but the basses too have much to say especially in the B- and C-strains.
The speed kings themselves are pictured on the cover of the original sheet music as being a motorist pair driving a giant old-time racer numbered 8 that is hotly pursued by cars numbered 9, 7 and 3.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
The Speed King March was published by Frank C. Huston, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

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