Literature Analyses

Written by  Walter Finlayson

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes Q.M.B. edition no. 230
Year Published: 1960
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 1

1999-2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

Reviewed by: Ricardo G. Valdez - Spring 2000
Style/Form:  Melody in flutes, oboe, & 1st & 2nd clarinet (m.1-9); Melody with 1st, 2nd alto sax; 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th horns in F with counter melody (m1-8); melody in 1st & 2nd clarinets (m.9-17); Melody is played again with flutes, oboe, 1st, 2nd, &3rd clarinets, 1st & 2nd alto saxophones (m.17-33; flutes, oboe, 1st, 2nd, 3rd clarinets play the melody (m.59-to the end) 
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Three flats
Time Signatures: 4/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to f 2 (one time). down to e-flat; oboe up to b-flat1, down to d ; Bassoon up to c, down to EE; E-flat Alto Clarinet up to a, down to GGG; Clarinet 1 up to d2, down to c, Clarinet 2 up to a1, down to AA; Clarinet 3 up to f1, down to AA; Alto Sax 1 up to b1, down to e; Alto Sax 2 up to e1, down to e; Tenor Sax up to d1, down to d ; Bari Sax up to e1, down to c. 
    Cornet 1 up to f1 , down to c;  Cornet 2 up to d1, down to c; Cornet 3 up to g, down to B-flat; F Horn 1 up to c1, down to B-flat; F Horn 2 same as F Horn 1; F Horn 3 up to a, down to G; F Horn 4 same as F Horn 3; Trombone 1 up to c, down to C; Trombone 2 up to c, down to BB-flat; Trombone 3 up to b, down to f; Baritone TC up to b1, down to g; Baritone up to b1, down to g; Basses up to c, down to CC
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 1
    Level 1
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, E-flat alto Clarinet, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, B-flat Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, 1st & 2nd Alto Sax , 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 BC, Basses, Bells, Timpani
Percussion: Timpani, Bells
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 2 minutes 30 seconds (64 measures)
  • Dynamics are from pp to f
  • Four bar phrasing throughout the piece
  • Articulations used:  accent, tenuto, legato
  • Melody is mostly in the woodwind section
  • 2 percussionists
  • Limited ranges
  • The style of the piece is moderato espressivo (like singing)

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