I wrote The Patterson Polka some time in the early 1990s as one of several tunes with which I wanted to expand the repertoire of the Channellheimmer Oompah Band. I named it for Susan Patterson, a fencing student and fine photographer.

 

As with all of these Octoberfest Dances (link), everyone gets major time with the melody, there are interesting countermelodies and challenging “end-of-phrase” licks — and it is very danceable (there is even a Schuhplattler section).

 

The Patterson Polka is published by the Cimarron Music Press and can be ordered at: http://www.cimarronmusic.com/carols-for-brass-set-1279

 

The mP3 audio is from my CD The Ball Pin Duo salutes “The Captain” and can be ordered from my CD Recordings page.