Literature Analyses

Arranged by  Charles Richard Spinney

Publisher: Belwin Mills
Year Published:< 1977
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = none

1999-2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

Reviewed by: Gabriel Rosas - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Through-Composed
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Two flats
Time Signatures: 4/4, 5/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to g2, down to d; Oboe up to d2, down to e; Clarinet 1 up to d2, down to e; Clarinet 2 up to d2, down to e; Clarinet 3 up to c2, down to G-sharp; Alto Clarinet up to b, down to E; Bass Clarinet up to e, down to E; Bassoon up to G, down to DD; Alto Sax 1 up to c-sharp 2, down to d-sharp; Alto Sax 2 up to a1, down to d-sharp; Tenor Sax up to a1, down to f; Baritone Sax up to e1, down to B
    Cornet 1 up to a1, down to d; Cornet 2 up to f-sharp, down to c; Cornet 3 up to e1, down to c; Horn 1 up to d1, down to B, Horn 2 up to d1, down to A; Horn 3 up to d1, down to B; Horn 4 up to d1, down to A; Trombone 1 up to e, down to D; Trombone 2 up to d, down to D; Trombone 3 up to d, down to DD; Baritone up to e1, down to G-sharp; Tuba up to D, down to GGG
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level  3
    Level  3
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Cornet 1, Cornet 2, Cornet 3, Horn 1, Horn 2, Horn 3, Horn 4, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Baritone, Tuba, Percussion 1, Percussion 2
Percussion: Timpani, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Tenor Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbal, Ride Cymbal, Bells
Conductor Score: Condensed-Score
Length/Timing: 121 measures/5min.
  • Cornets have a muted section (St. Mute)
  • Small Horn solo
  • Dynamics range from mp- FFF
  • Use of brass choirs and woodwind choirs
  • Accidentals through-out the piece in all instruments
  • A total of six definate tempo changes in the piece
  • Students will need to know terminology of Morendo, Marziale, Circa, Risoluto, Allarg., Misterioso, Cantabile, Tranquillo, Energico
  • Short occurence of divisi parts on Flute, Oboe

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