Potato-Bug Parade (1922)
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Composer: G.L. Cobb Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet T/T/B+T/B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 535
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Length: approx. 3¼ mins.
Potato-Bug Parade is an all tenor/bass affair which will particularly endear itself to those recorder ensembles that love these instruments and that are armed with a full battery of basses. The composition is in AABBACC form with an 8-bar introduction and two interludes of 4- and 12-bars between the BA and CC strains respectively.
The subtitle of An Aroostook Episode suggests that this piece celebrates an incident that occurred during the bloodless Aroostook War (1838-1839), a boundary dispute between the Canadian province of New Brunswick and the District of Maine which was at that time part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Whether the ugly potato-bug or more properly termed Jerusalem cricket (Stenopelmatus) is a derogatory reference to either of the combatants is pure conjecture.
Potato-Bug Parade a was published by Walter Jacobs, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
A tempo of 150 crotchets/min. is suggested.