Literature Analyses

Written by Anne McGinty

Publisher: Queenwood publications
Year Published: 1998
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating =1

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

Reviewed by: Pedro Carrillo - Spring 2000
Style/Form:  Intro (m.1-4);Melody in flutes and alto saxes (m.5-12); Melody fragmented between upper woodwinds and trumpets (m.3-12); Melody in 3/4 with block harmonization (m.22-37); Melody variation (m.38-50); Melody in low brass/woodwinds in 4/4 (m.51-58); Ending (m.59-61)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Two flats , three flats
Time Signatures: 4/4,3/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to e -flat 2; Clarinet 1 up to e1, down to F ; Clarinet 2 up to a , down to F;  Alto Sax up to c2 down to e, Tenor Sax up to f1, down to f ; Bari Sax up to c2  down to e 
    Trumpet 1 up to d1, down to d ; Trumpet 2 up to c1, down to c ;  Horn in F 1 a -flat ,2  down to b -flat ; Trombone 1 up to d, down to AA-flat; Tuba up to C down to AAA-flat
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 2
    Level 2
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe,  Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2,  Bass Clarinet , Bassoon, Alto Sax , Tenor Sax, Bari Sax , Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2,  Horn in F , Trombone , Euphonium,Tuba
Percussion: Bells, Suspended Cymbal, Triangle , Finger cymbals
Conductor Score: Condensed score (6 lines plus persussion)
Length/Timing: 2 minutes, 30 seconds 
  • Oboe part is optional 
  •  Several measures of constant eight-note runs in flutes, 1st clarinet
  • Exposed 1st clarinet line (4 measures) is run crossing break, slurred 
  •  Melody is moved through each instrument /section
  •  Several unison obligato lines (to upper registers)for flutes doubled with alto saxes 
  •  Low brass/low woodwinds have unison melodic line (4 measures)
  • Very little percussion use 
  • Measures numbered in score 
  • A quiet, somber piece

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