Literature Analyses

Arranged by Elliot A. del Borgo

Publisher: Kendor Music Inc.
Year Published: 1993 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 2

1999-2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

Reviewed by: Laurie Jean Lammons - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Medley of a folk song from the European country of Flanders
Legato sustained style, through-composed, chorale
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

One flat 
Time Signatures: 3/4 
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to f2, down to c1; Oboe up to c2, down to f; Clarinet 1 up to a1, down to d; Clarinet 2 up to a, down to G; Bass Clarinet up to g, down to E; Bassoon up to d, down to C; Alto Sax 1 and 2 up to a1, down to f; Tenor Sax up to a1, down to c; Bari Sax up to d1, down to B 
    Trumpet 1 up to e1 (several times), down to d; Trumpet 2 up to a, down to B; Horn in F 1 up to c1, down to e; Trombone 1 up to d, down to BB-flat; Trombone 2 up to d, down to BB-flat; Baritone up to d, down to C; Tuba up to C, down to BBB-flat
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 1
    Level 1
Instrumentation: Flute 1, Flute 2, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bass Clarinet (Contrabass Clarinet), Bassoon, Alto Sax 1 (Alto Clarinet), Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax (Contralto Clarinet), Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Baritone TC, Baritone BC, Tuba, Percussion 1, Percussion 2, Percussion 3, Percussion 4
Percussion: Bells, Triangle, Snare Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Timpani        5 percussion players needed
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 3 minutes (94 measures)
  • dynamics are from p to f
  • exposed upper woodwind line from m.34 - 42 and m.69-77
  • articulation used:  legato
  • cantabile tempo used throughout the whole piece 
  • use of crescendo, decrescendo, ritardando, and allargando
  • limited rhythms, uses highly repetitive parts
  • very little use of chromaticism
  • flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, and horn part divisi
  • trumpet part plays in the stand for eight measures
  • low woodwinds and brass have some melody
  • flute part contains high interval leaps
  • clarinet 2 goes down to low G five times
  • oboe up to high c several times

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