|Publisher:||Ditty Box Enterprises||Publication:||DBE 1289|
Length: approx. 3¼ mins. Sounds best with the 1st tenor and bass doubled.
Sweetness was written when the composer was just 18-years old and she respectfully dedicated it to her future husband, Mr. William J. Mansfield. A remarkably mature composition - a love epistle perhaps? It is happy and jolly romp of a rag written in AABBACCB form with a 4-bar introduction whereby the AB- and C-strains are written in the keys of C and F respectively. In this adaptation for recorder quintet the treble voice has all the melodies the limelight from start to finish. The other voices however have plenty to do with much close harmony and it is not lacking in nice touches for the basses. A rewarding ensemble piece to master.
Sweetness was published by F.J.A. Forster Music Publisher, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.