Literature Analyses

Written by  W. Duncombe
Arranged by Walter Finlayson

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Year Published: 1963 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 1

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

Reviewed by: Victoria E. Hays - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Mov. 1, (ABA); Mov. 2, (ABAA); Mov. 3, (Minuet and Trio); Mov. 4, (Intro, ABA)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Mov.1, Three flats; Mov. 2, Two flats; Mov. 3, One flat, Mov. 4, Two flats
Time Signatures: Mov. 1-4/4; Mov.2-4/4; Mov.3-3/3; Mov.4-6/8
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute 1 up to g2, down to f; Flute 2/Piccolo up to a1, down to f; Oboes up to a1, down to f; Clarinet 1 up to b-flat1, down to F; Clarinet 2 up to g1, down to G; Clarinet 3 up to g1, down to G; Alto Clarinet up to c1, down to A; Bass Clarinet up to c1, down to E; Bassoons up to e-flat, down to EE-flat, Alto Sax 1 up to f1, down to g, Alto Sax 2 up to e1, down to g; Tenor Sax up to f1, down to f; Bari Sax up to d1 down to c
    Cornet 1 up to f1, down to f; Cornet 2&3 up to b-flat, down to c; Horn in F 1&3 up to d1, down to B-flat; Horn in F 2&4 up to a, down to B-flat; Trombone 1 up to e-flat, down to EE-flat; Trombone 2 & 3 up to B-flat, down to BB- flat; Baritone up to B-flat, down to BB-flat; Tuba up toBB-flat, down to BBB-flat
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 3
    Level 1
Instrumentation: Flute 1, Flute 2/Piccolo, Oboes, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoons, Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax , Cornet 1, Cornet 2/3, Horn in F 1& 3, Horn in F 2&4, Trombone 1, Trombone 2&3, Baritone TC, Baritone BC, Percussion
Percussion: (5 players) Tympani, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Cymbal/Triange, Bells
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 5 minutes, 20 seconds (127 measures)
  • Dynamics are from pp to fff
  • Divisi Oboe part is written for two oboes
  • The second and third clarinet parts are divisi in the second movement
  • Horn and Trombones parts are divisi throughout the piece
  • Use of extreme ranges
  • Use of crescendo, decrescendo, ritardando
  • Rolls in Snare and Tympani
  • Fourth movement is in 6/8

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