Cornfield Capers (1904)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: H. von Tilzer Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1071
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Length: approx. 3½ mins.
Cornfield Capers is a happy rustic gambol in ABBACCC form with a 4-bar introduction and an 12-bar interlude preceding the final C-strains whereby the A-, B- and C-strains are in the major keys of C, G and F respectively. The final C-strain is played an octave higher than the first iterations. Subtitled A Hayseed March, it is clearly intended to be a fun piece in keeping with the capering silhouettes shown on the cover of the original sheet music. In this adaptation for recorder quintet, the treble voice has most of the melodies but the basses too have their moments especially in the interlude. All-in-all a pleasant, easy-going composition that does not place exceptional demands on the players capabilities.
Cornfield Capers was published by Harry von Tilzer Music Pub. Co., New York, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.