Idylia (1907)
Last updated: 19.03.18
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Composer: G.L. Cobb Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet T/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 534
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Length: approx. 4½ mins. Sounds best if the 2nd tenor and bass are doubled.
Idylia is a romantic, sentimental piece harking back when everything was wonderful and the world was a happy smiling place before Eve's temptation. It is a longish composition but has only three themes. Its form is AABBACCABA with an 8-bar introduction and a 2-bar interlude between the CC and A strains. In this adaptation for recorder ensemble, the 3rd tenor explores the upper envelope when alternating to bass between bars 69 and 74 - should this be too difficult perhaps an additional tenor could be employed. All-in-all Idylia makes a pleasant contrast in a programme of Cobb's mostly ragtime music.
Idylia was published by H.C. Weasner & Co., Buffalo, New York, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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