Literature Analyses

Written by James Curnow

Publisher: Curnow Music Press
Year Published: 1996
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 2
1999 - 2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 1
Reviewed by: Alfred Flores - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Medley (ABC): Introduction (m.1 - 6); Melody A (m.7-17); modulation and restatement of Melody A (m.18 - 28); meter change and Melody B (m.29-44); repeat of Melody B (m.45 - 57); key change and intro (m.58 - 65); Melody C (m.66 - 81) 
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

one flat; two flats 
Time Signatures: 3/4; 2/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to d2, down to f; Clarinet 1 up to g1, down to e; Clarinet 2 down to G
    Trumpet 1 up to e1, down to c
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 3
    Level 3
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax , Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Cornet 1, Cornet 2, Horn in F, Trombone, Baritone TC, Baritone BC, Tuba, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Susp. Cymbal, Triangle, Tambourine, Bells, Xylophone, Tympani
Percussion: Bells, Xylophone,Tambourine, Triangle, Suspended Cymbal, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Three Timpani
Conductor Score: Condensed Score (9 lines and percussion)
Length/Timing: 2 minutes, 50 seconds (81 measures)
  • Subtitled "Folk Song Fantasy"
  • Style, dynamic, and articulation contrasts
  • Simple percussion parts
  • Four measure roll for tambourine 
  • Quick, almost abrupt ending
  • Score measures numbered

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