Literature Analyses

Danse Pavane
Written by  John Cacavas

Publisher: Bourne Co.
Year Published: 1958 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = n/a

1999-2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

Reviewed by: Thomas Esperiqueta - Spring 2000
Style/Form: ABABAA - Introduction (m.1 - m.4); Theme A (m.5 - m.12); Theme B (m.13 - m.20); Theme A (m.21 - m. 28); Theme B (m.29 - m.35); Theme A in new key (m.36 - m.43); Theme A (m.44 - m.51); Coda (m.52 - m.59)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Three flats (m.1 - m.35); one flat (m.36 - m.59)
Time Signatures: 4/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Piccolo up to e-flat2; Flute up to f2; Oboe up to c2 down to d; Bassoon down to CC; Clarinet 1 up to b1 down to A; Clarinet 2 up to b1; Clarinet 3 up to f-sharp1; Bass Clarinet down to E; Alto Sax 1 up to c2 down to c-sharp; Alto Sax 2 up to b1 down to c-sharp; Tenor Sax up to a1 down to d; Bari Sax down to B
    Trumpet 1 up to g1; Trumpet 2 up to f-sharp1; Trumpet 3 up to f-sharp1 down to G; Horn in F 1 up to e1; Horn in F 2 down to G; Horn in F 4 down to G; Trombone 1 up to e-flat; Trombone 2 down to GG; Trombone 3 down to GG; Baritone up to e-flat down to GG; Tuba down to GGG
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 2
    Level 1
Instrumentation: Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, E-flat Clarinet, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, E-flat Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Trumpet 3, 1st and 2nd Horn in F, 3rd and 4th Horn in F, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Trombone 3, Baritone BC, Basses, String Bass, Drums, Timpani 
Percussion: 3 players - Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbals, Snare Drum, Timpani (3 drums)
Conductor Score: Full score (24 lines)
Length/Timing: 2 minutes, 30 seconds (approx) (59 measures)
  • Much use of chramaticism
  • Limited use of percussion
  • E-flat Clarinet part included but doubled in Oboe
  • Alto Clarinet part included
  • Syncopation used in upper woodwinds
  • Three parts in Clarinet, Trumpet and Trombone
  • String Bass part is doubled in Tuba
  • Four parts in French Horn

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