|Publisher:||Ditty Box Enterprises||Publication:||DBE 226|
Length: approx. 5½ mins. Sounds best if the 2nd tenor plays the lower notes of chords only.
Old Comrades (Alte Kameraden) is a splendid march, well-known and much loved in Germany in most musical circles ranging from village brass bands to circuses. It is hard to imagine a Rhineland Carnival or a Bavarian Beer Festival without it. So why not for recorder ensembles?
This recorder adaptation is a fun piece and should be taken light-heartedly. If the rhythm section can be persuaded to march around a bit or at least "swing" their basses whilst the melody section is playing, then so much the better! The adaptation faithfully reproduces the original sheet music to the last ornament. The fine is a little unclear in the original (bar 68-b) being placed under the fourth crotchet instead of the first as expected (a composed or printers error?), finishing on a doubled, formatted first crotchet is suggested.
A tempo of 220 crotchets/min. is suggested.
Old Comrades (Alte Kameraden) was published by Fritz Mörike, Musik-Verlag, Stettin.
This recorder adaptation is respectfully dedicated to "Oki" Eichholz , songster and member of the Vegesack Whalermen, Bremen, Germany.