Hop-Scotch (1921)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: G.L. Cobb Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet T/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1128
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Length: approx. 3 mins.
Hop-Scotch is a Cobb fox-trot that that celebrates the universal same-named children's game. Its form is AABBACC with a 4-bar introduction whereby the AB- and C-strains are written in the recorder players' favourite major keys of Eb and Ab respectively. The introduction certainly be interpreted as being a musical description of the start of a round of hopscotch - perhaps the strains too are descriptive of game's various phases. This adaptation for recorder quintet is an all bass/tenor affair in which the basses have to remember to restrain themselves and not overwhelm the melody voices. A must for hopscotching recorder ensembles!
Hop-Scotch was published in Melody by Walter Jacobs, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
A tempo of 150 crotchets/min. is suggested.