Literature Analyses

Written by  Carl Strommen

Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company
Year Published: 1998
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 3

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

Reviewed by:  Albert Salinas - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Intro (m.1 - 4); Theme (m.5 - 12); Theme (m.13 - 28); Theme (m.29 - 48); Theme (m.49 - 110); ending (m.111 - 130)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Three flats 
Time Signatures: 2/2
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Piccolo up to e2, down to b-flat; Flute up to f2, down to g; Oboe up to b-flat1, down to g; Bassoon up to c, down to EE; Clarinet 1 up to c2, down to G; Clarinet 2 up to f1, down to G; Clarinet 3 up to f1, down to G; Bass Clarinet up to c1, down to F; Alto Sax up to c2, down to e; Tenor Sax up to c2, down to f; Bari Sax up to g1, down to c
    Trumpet 1 up to g1, down to c; Trumpet 2 up to f1, down to c; Trumpet 3 up to f1, down to c; Horn in F 1 up to f1, down to c; Horn in F 2 up to f1, down to c; Trombone 1 up to e, down to E-flat; Trombone 2 up to d, down to E-flat; Trombone 3 up to e, down to BB-flat; Euphonium up to e, down to BB-flat; Tuba up to C, down to AAA-flat 
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 2
    Level 2
Instrumentation: Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Trumpet 3, Horn in F 1, Horn in F 2, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Trombone 3, Euphonium, Tuba
Percussion: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal, Triangle
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 2 minutes, 45 seconds (130 measures)
  • Should be approached in the grand tradition of the British wind band
  • Opening and closing sections should be played lightly and marchlike
  • Middle section should be played broadly and lyrically
  • Attention to articulations and dynamics are critical
  • Cut-time might prove challenging to younger band
  • Dynamics used are f, mp, p
  • Cues are to be used when necessary and at the discretion of the director
  • Contrasts in dynamics and shaping of lines requires mature ensemble

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