Sleepy Sidney (1907)
Last updated: 19.03.18
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Composer: A.W. Scheu Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1485
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Length: approx. 3¾ mins.
Sleepy Sidney is a jolly rag in AABBACCB form with a 4-bar introduction whereby the AABBA- and CCB-strains are written in the major keys of G and C respectively. In this adaptation for recorder sextet the melodies are shared by the treble and 1st tenor. The cover of the original sheet music shows a dancing pair - presumably our Sidney who does not appear to be exceptionally sleepy and possibly Smiling Sadie (another of Scheu's compositions). In a caption, Sidney is saying, "Say this is surely a dream". Perhaps this is where the sleepiness comes in - who knows? Whatever this particular rag will not send anybody to sleep - quite the opposite!
Sleepy Sidney was published by A.W. Scheu Music Pub. Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
A tempo of 70 crotchets/min. is suggested.

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