Sans Toi (1917)
(Without Thee) Waltzes
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: A. Owen Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet T/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 752
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Length: approx. 2½ mins. Sounds best with the 2nd tenor and bass doubled.
Sans Toi, an all tenor/bass affair, is a beautiful set of three sad, melancholy waltzes. Its form is a simple ABCA with each strain being of 32 bars. The keys used are the recorder players' favourites of f- and c-minor for the AB- and C-strains respectively. The cover of the original sheet music shows a pair of brightly coloured sad-looking she and he dolls. Perhaps a separation due to the then ongoing World War I provided the inspiration for this piece. Who knows?
Sans Toi was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
A tempo of 150 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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