Knock-Knees (1914)
Last updated: 19.03.18
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Composer: G.L. Cobb Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1134
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Length: approx. 2¾ mins.
Knock-Knees as a title seems to be somewhat of a misnomer as there is nothing knock-kneed about this composition - perhaps an insider joke the meaning of which is long lost in ragtime history. Its form is AABACC with a 4-bar introduction whereby the A- B-and C-strains are written in the major keys of F, Ab and Bb respectively. The final C-strain is played an octave higher than the first iteration. With multitudes of 3- and 4-note chords throughout, all are involved in this adaptation for recorder sextet - except for the unfortunate, no bar-counting here!
Knock-Knees was published in Cadenza by Walter Jacobs, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.

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