The Honey Boy (1901)
Last updated: 19.03.18
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Composer: M. Cadenza Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet T+A/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 454
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Length: approx. 3 mins.
The Honey Boy is an easygoing cakewalk in AABBACCC form with a 4-bar introduction and a 16-bar interlude between the final CC strains whereby the AABB- and CC-strains are in the major keys of Bb and Eb respectively. The A- and B-strains are basically solos for the 1st voice. The following CC-strains are characterised by close harmony between the 1st and 2nd voices. The 16-bar interlude is quite dramatic and the final C-strain, an octave higher than the first, brings the whole to a triumphant conclusion.
The Honey Boy was published by R.L. Durant, Los Angeles, California, USA.
A tempo of 180 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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