The Climbers (1911)
Last updated: 09.06.18
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Composer: A.L. Sizemore Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet T/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1577
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Length: approx. 3¼ mins.
The Climbers was dedicated to Roger Bresnahan and his "Wrecking Crew" the St. Louis Cardinals, the 19 gentlemen shown on the cover of the original sheet music. To further cement their place in history, they were, clockwise from the upper left-hand corner: Sallee, Konetchy, Huggins, Hauser, Mowrey, G. Laudermilk, L. Laudermilk, Bliss, Smith, Magee, McIver, Evans, Oakes, Ellis, Geyer, Golden, Steele and Harmon. Their captain Roger Bresnahan is shown in the centre. The publisher, John Stark made much of this cover in his various idiosyncratic blurbs. As to the rag itself, it is of surprising maturity for the then 19-year old composer. Its form is AABBAACC with a 4-bar introduction whereby the AB- and C-strains are written in the recorder players' favourite major keys of Eb and Ab respectively. This adaptation for recorder sextet is an all tenor/bass affair - the 1st tenor will especially enjoy having all the melodies from start to finish. A must for all baseball enthusiasts, especially those who also play the recorder!
The Climbers was published by Stark Music Co, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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