Cotton Bolls (1901)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: C.H. Hunter Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T+S/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 692
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Length: approx. 3 ½ mins.
Cotton Bolls is a fine "classic" rag in ABACA form with some nice touches especially where the melodic line extends into the lower registers. Its whistling melodies literally cry out for a recorder adaptation; the requirement for the 2nd tenor to alternate to either descant or sopranino for just one top D in bar 68a is certainly stretching it a little but is most definitely a nice "touch" which would be a shame to leave out.
Cotton Bolls was published by O.K. Houck Piano Co., Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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