Literature Analyses

Written by  Frank Erickson

Publisher: Bourne Co.
Year Published: 1958 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 2

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

Reviewed by: Michael Burnias - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Modern dance style with an A-A-B-C-A form, and also includes some jazz harmonies
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Two flats
Time Signatures: 4/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Piccolo up to e2; Oboe up to b-flat 1; E-flat Clarinet up to d2, Clarinet 1 up to c2, down to d; Clarinet 2 up to g1, Clarinet 3 up to g1; Tenor Sax up to g1
    Cornet 1 up to f-sharp 1, down to c; Horn in F 1 up to c1, Trombone 1 up to f; Trombone 3 down to AA; Baritone T.C. up to a, down to B; String Bass up to B, down to FF
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 2
    Level 1
Instrumentation: Piccolo,Flute, Oboe, E-flat Clarinet, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, E-Flat Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Cornet 1, Cornet 2, Cornet 3, Horn in F 1, Horn in F 2, Horn in F 3, Horn in F 4, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Trombone 3, Baritone TC, Baritone BC, String Bass, Tuba, Percussion
Percussion: Timpani, Drums, Cymbals (3 players needed)
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 3 minutes, 5 seconds (49 measures)
  • Clarinet 3 and Bass Clarinet play above the break throughout the piece
  • Comfortable range for all Coronet parts
  • Combined Horn in F 1 and 2, and Horn in F 3 and 4 parts
  • Simple rhythms throughout the piece for all players
  • Very Simple Percussion lines
  • Very accessible piece (technique wise) for young players

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