Westward,, Ho! (1909)
March and Two Step
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: P. Wenrich Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet T/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 660
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Length: approx. 3¾ mins. Sounds best if the 2nd tenor is doubled.
Westward Ho! has nothing to do with the same-named (down to the exclamation mark even!) coastal town on the Atlantic in Devon, England. No sir! It has to do with the wagons-roll-west scene as shown on the cover of the original sheet music and is a straightforward march in AABBCCDD form with a 4-bar introduction. The C-strain is of 32-bars, the other strain have 16 bars, and is interesting in this adaptation for recorder in that its melody is played entirely by the bass voices, the tenors providing a rhythmic background of restrained chords. As such it makes an excellent ensemble piece as all voices are fully occupied with virtually no bar-counting and also makes little demand on playing skills. In this composition Wenrich provides absolutely nothing in the way of dynamics, phrasing or ornamentation - a musical clean sheet! Please experiment.
Westward Ho! was published by McKinley Music Co., Chicago & New York, USA.
A tempo of 90 crotchets/min. is suggested.

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