Literature Analyses

Arranged by Ann McGinty

Publisher: Queenwood Publications
Year Published: 1993
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 1 1/2

1999-2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

Reviewed by: Michael Burnias - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Medley of three songs - The Bold Fisherman (m.1 - m.16); O Waly, Waly (m.18 - m.41); The Keeper (m.43 - m.end)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

One flat (m. 10-m. 29), 2 flats (m. 30- end)
Time Signatures: 5/4-3/4 (alternating from m. 1- m. 15), 4/4 (m. 16- end)
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to f2, down to b-flat; Oboe up to g1, down to d; Clarinet 1 up to a1, down to F-sharp; Clarinet 2 up to a, down to E; Bass clarinet up to a, down to F; Bassoon up to c, down to AA; Alto sax up to g1, down to d; Tenor Sax up to a1, down to g; Bari Sax up to e1, down to d
    Cornet/Trumpet 1 up to e1, down to c; Cornet/Trumpet 2 up to c1, down to B; Horn in F up to d1, down to c; Trombone up to c, down to AA; Baritone BC up to c, down to AA; Baritone TC up to d1, down to B; Tuba up to c, down to AAA
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 2
    Level 3
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bass clarinet, Bassoon, Alto sax, Tenor sax, Bari sax, Cornet/Trumpet 1, Cornet/Trumpet 2, Horn in F, Trombone, Baritone BC, Baritone TC, Tuba, Percussion
Percussion: Bells, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Tambourine (3 players needed)
Conductor Score:  Condensed (6 lines + percussion)
Length/Timing: 3 minutes, 05 seconds 
  • Oboe, Tenor sax, and Horn in F are all marked optional
  • Clarinet 2 stays below the break
  • Horn in F and Tenor sax are written in the most suitable range for these instruments
  • Combined Trombone/Baritone BC/Bassoon part
  • The first folk song- The Bold Fisherman has time signature changes from 5/4 to a bar of 3/4, then back to 5/4

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