Colonial Glide (1914)
Last updated: 17.02.23
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Composer: P.C. Pratt Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Septet D/A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 574
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Length: approx. 3½ mins.
Colonial Glide, rightly much described as "delightful and imaginative" is just that - and a charming composition. Originally it was published by J. H. Aufderheide of Indianapolis, Indiana before he sold his entire catalogue to the Mentel Bros. The glide itself is in AABBCCAB form with a 4-bar introduction and a 4-bar interlude between the CC and final A-strain. As a transcription for recorder, it is a demanding work. First of all it is in the recorder player's favourite key of Ab and then the dotted and stressed chords exact the highest ensemble skills.
The cover of the original sheet music shows an elegant Southern couple apparently about to embark on this popular period dance.
Colonial Glide was published by Mentel Bros. Publishing Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
A tempo of 78 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
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