Sneeky Peet (1907)
Last updated: 19.03.18
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Composer: C.L. Johnson Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A+D/T/B+T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 272
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Length: approx. 3¾ mins. Sounds best with the tenor doubled.
Sneeky Peet is illustrated by a hideous caricature of a Negro stealthily creeping along with a sack of boot in a moonlit rural scene on the front cover of the original sheet music. Here the title is given properly spelt as "Sneaky Pete" suggesting that the intended title as given on the score was too much for the erudite publisher. This editor feels however that the composer's intention was deliberate and resultantly the score title has been retained in this adaptation for recorder quintet. Its form is AABBACCBB with a 4-bar introduction whereby the AABBA- and CCBB- strains are in the major keys of G and C respectively. It is a great ensemble piece with alternation galore and the merry melodies shared between the voices.
Sneeky Peet was published by J.W. Jenkins' Sons Music Co., Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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