Western Life (1906)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: G.L. Cobb Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1161
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Length: approx. 4 mins.
The cover of the original sheet music not only appropriately shows a pistol-packing cowboy but also proudly proclaims that this piece was "Played with Great Success by Sousa's Band". Western Life certainly has a Sousa feel about it. The march and two-step is a brisk, lively affair and comprises three distinct melodies written in the major keys of F and Bb. As an adaptation for recorder sextet, the melodies are shared by the treble and 1st tenor voices. A must for a recorder western programme!
Western Life was published by Charles I. Davis, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
A tempo of 150 crotchets/min. is suggested.