S.R.Henry's Barn Dance (1908)
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: S.R. Henry Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 787
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Length: approx. 3¾ mins.
S. R. Henry's Barn Dance is a fine, romping, ragged barn dance that must have been quite popular because it was recycled as the song Down At The Huskin' Bee in 1909. Its form is AABBCCC with a 4-bar introduction and an 8-bar interlude separating the final CC- strains whereby the AABBA- and CC-strains are written in the major keys of F and Bb respectively. This is another of those Henry compositions where the treble voice in this adaptation for recorder sextet has mostly a supporting role and takes the lead only in the final triumphant C-strain. The cover of the original sheet music shows a very tidy but empty barn, excepting a few chickens who are either on the menu or eager spectators to the coming festivities.
S. R. Henry's Barn Dance was published by Jos. W. Stern & Co., New York, USA.
A tempo of 150 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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