Harriman Cake Walk (1915)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: L.S. Roberts Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet D/A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1097
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Length: approx. 3½ mins. Sounds best with 1st tenor and bass doubled.
Harriman Cake Walk was introduced by Josephine Harriman and Billy Reardon as shown on the cover of the original sheet music. Josephine Harriman was a famous dancer who appeared in a number of Broadway productions between 1908 and 1915. In 1915 Paul Biese and Frank Henri Klickmann also honoured her with their The Harriman Fox Tango (1915). As to the cake walk fox trot itself, it is pleasing composition having a quasi sonata form of AABACCA with a 4-bar introduction whereby the AC- and B-strains are written in the recorder players' favourite major keys of Ab and Eb respectively. This adaptation for recorder sextet is a descant's delight the performer thereof having the melodies from start to finish.
Harriman Cake Walk was published by Lee S. Roberts, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A tempo of 136 crotchets/min. is suggested