Way Down East (1902)
Characteristic Two Step
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Composer: B.E. Rudisill Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 608
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Length: approx. 3¼ mins.
The then youthful Bessie E. Rudisill dedicated Way Down East to her teacher, Miss Pattie Buchanan Billings Mont. This is a charming two step in the sonata form of AABBACCA with a 4-bar introduction. The melodies delight in their graceful simplicity and, especially apt for an adaptation for recorder ensemble, have a bird-like whistling quality. The treble and 1st tenor voices are honours even when it comes to sharing the melodies. The rhythm section have gentle "umpahs" throughout except for a few odd bars in the C-strain. All-in-all a lovely easy-on-the-ear ensemble piece.
Way Down East was published by S. Simon Publisher, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
A tempo of 78 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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