YOUNG BAND REPERTOIRE PROJECT
Literature Analyses


FORT CANTERBURY MARCH
Written by  David R. Holsinger


Publisher: TRN Music Publisher
Year Published: NA 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = NA

1999-02 Texas PML rating = NA

Reviewed by: JaimeVillarreal - Spring 2000
Style/Form: One statement (first introduced in meas. 17 - 32) repeated with different variations and short transitions
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Three flats 
Time Signatures: 2/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to g2; Oboe down to eb; 1st Clarinet up to c2, down to d; Bass Clarinet up to eb1, Bassoon down to DDb; Tenor Sax up to g1 
Brass:
    1st Trumpet up to e1, down to d; French Horn up to db1; 1st Trombone up to eb; 2nd Trombone up to eb; Tuba up to Eb
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 3
Percussion:
    Level 3
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, 1st Clarinet, 2nd Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, 1st Alto Saxophone, 2nd Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, 1st Trumpet, 2nd Trumpet, Horn in F, 1st Trombone, 2nd Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Mallet Percussion, Timpani and Triangle, Snare Drum, Percussion
Percussion: 4 Players - Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Cymbals, Triangle, Tambourine, Xylophone, Bells
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 116 measures/2 minutes 30 seconds
Comments:
  • Active percussion; although only four players needed there are a lot of parts to cover
  • Fair number of accidentals
  • Both 1st and 2nd clarinet cross the break
  • Flute part goes up to f2 eighteen times 
  • Wind parts primarily consist of eighths with the exception of measures 82 and 84 which have triplet figures on beat two with "sfz"
  • Measures 53 - 72 have alternating eighths between different sections, be on the lookout for clarity
  • The melody is introduced amidst the 'alternating eighths' good opportunity to discuss contrasting style, long, flowing, broad (melody) against articulate, pointed (accompaniment) notes
  • Virtually everybody gets the melody except the tubas
  • No key change

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