Slivers (1909)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: H.L. Cook Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet T/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 650
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Length: approx. 3½ mins. Sounds best with the bass doubled.
Slivers is a neat ragtime composition in the sonata form of AABBACCA with a 4-bar introduction. Slivers was of course both the clown and the composer in one person and he used this piece in his famous pantomime The Ball Game. An all bass/tenor affair in this arrangement for recorder which means that the rhythm section should hold back and let the melody voice shine. The basses come to the fore in the B-strain where they have a fine long "walking" passage as counter melody.
Slivers was published by Central Music Publishing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.