Silver Spur (1912)
Last updated: 16.10.17
Please note that for bandwidth reasons, both the displayed score and the *.mp3 file which can be listened to are of low quality (96 dpi and 48kbps respectively) and do not reflect the high quality of the delivered products.The delivered score format is A4 and printed with high quality.
Composer: B.L. Cross Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1428
Audio midi15.gifmp315.gif    
Print-on-demand. Please send an Enquiry Form if you are interested in this item. It may be re-printed if justified by demand.  

Length: approx. 3½ mins.
Silver Spur is a straightforward march two-step in which, in this adaptation for recorder quintet, both the treble and 1st tenor voices share its stirring strains. Its form is AABBACCCC with an 8-bar bugle call introduction and a martial 12-bar interlude between the CC- and CC strains whereby the AABBA- and CCCC-strains are written in the major keys of F and Bb respectively. The cover of the original sheet music shows a youthful knight in armour leading a splendid white charger. Whether the title refers to the horse or its rider is a matter of conjecture and is irrelevant to the enjoyment of this composition.
Silver Spur was published by Sam Fox Pub. Co., Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
A tempo of 96 crotchets/min. is suggested.