Happy Hopper (1906)
Last updated: 19.03.18
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Composer: M.E. Williams Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T+B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 957
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Length: approx. 3 mins.
The Happy Hopper is shown on the cover of the original sheet music to be a high-stepping pipe-smoking gap-toothed gentleman in late Victorian dress with all the appearance of thoroughly enjoying himself. The two step itself is equally thoroughly enjoyable and has a AABBACC form with a 4-bar introduction whereby the A-, B- and C-strains are written in the keys of C, G and F respectively. In this adaptation for recorder quintet the melodies are shared by the treble and 1st tenor voices.
Happy Hopper was published by Carl Hoffman Music Co, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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