|Publisher:||Ditty Box Enterprises||Publication:||DBE 1128|
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.