Literature Analyses

Written by  Anne McGinty

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Year Published: 1986 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = n/a

1999-2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

Reviewed by: Thomas Esperiqueta - Spring 2000
Style/Form: ABA - Introduction (m.1 - m.11); Theme A (m.12 - m.28); Theme B (m.29 - m.37); Theme A (m. 37 - 53); Coda (m. 53 - m.62)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Two flats
Time Signatures: 4/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to b2 down to f; Oboe down to e-flat; Clarinet 1 up to g1 , Clarinet 2 down to G; Alto Sax up to a1 down to d; Bari Sax down to d
    Trombone  down to BB-flat; Baritone down to BB-flat; Tuba down to BBB-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 1, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Bells, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals
Percussion: Bells, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals
Conductor Score: Condensed (6 lines + percussion)
Length/Timing: 2 minutes (approx.) (62 measures)
  • uses polychordal harmonies in opening and closing sections
  • uses imitation of melodic fragments
  • flute soli (8 measures)
  • use of syncopation for all
  • oboe, tenor sax, horn marked "optional"
  • combined part for trombone/ euphonium/ bassoon
  • bass line in all low woodwinds and low brass parts
  • indicates no articulation markings other than slurs
  • snare drum plays sixteenth-note rhythms, 9-stroke rolls
  • clarinet 2 never crosses the break

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