Literature Analyses

Written by  Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged by Douglas Court

Publisher: Curnow Music Press
Year Published: 1997 
Difficulty Level: 1999-02 Texas PML rating = Grade 1
Reviewed by: Jaime Villarreal - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Intro (m. 1-13); Theme in Trumpet 2, Horn, Alto Sax (m.14-25); Theme in Clarinet 2, Alto Sax, Horn (m. 26-37); Theme in Flute, Bells (m. 38-49); Ending (m. 50-53) 
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Two flats 
Time Signatures: 4/4 
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Clarinet 1 up to a, down to e; Oboe down to e; Alto Sax down to e; Bari Sax down to d 
    Trumpet 1 up to c1, down to e; Trumpet 2 down to B
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 1
    Level 1
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn in F, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Timpani 
Percussion: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Triangle, Bells, Timpani
Conductor Score: Condensed score 
Length/Timing: 2 minutes 45 seconds (53 measures)
  • Oboe, Horn, Timpani marked "optional" on score
  • Majority of piece is at "p" dynamic level
  • Matching of note length critical
  • Painfully simple percussion parts (snare has on rhythms; no rolls)
  • Score has full instrumentation except bass line (combined from Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba)
  • Score has numbered measures
  • Extensive use of chromaticism
  • Rehearsal notes, program notes, composer information

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