Literature Analyses

Arranged by Theldon Myers

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

1999-02 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

Reviewed by: Jaime Villarreal - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Classical Style; Three Movements:  Arioso; Minuetto; Scherzando
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Three flats; Two flats; One flat 
Time Signatures: 3/4; 2/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Piccolo up to g2 (mvt2); Flute up to g2 (mvt 2); Oboe up to a1, down to d (mvt1) d (mvt2) and d (mvt 3); 1st Clarinet up to b1, down to A (mvt 1), up to a1 (mvt 2) and b1    (mvt 3); 2nd Clarinet up to g1 (mvt 1) f1 (mvt 2) and f1 (mvt 3); 3rd Clarinet down to G (mvt 1); Bass Clarinet up to d1 (mvt 1), down to E (mvt 3); Bassoon up to d, down to EE (mvt 1) and BBb (mvt 2), up to c, down to BBb (mvt 3); Alto Sax up to a1 (mvt 1) b1 (mvt 2) and a1 (mvt 3); Tenor Sax up to g1, down to d (mvt 1), up to g1, down to d      (mvt 2), up to ab1, down to d (mvt 3); Bari Sax up to a1, down to d (mvt1) d (mvt 2) and B (mvt 3) 
    1st Trumpet up to d1 (mvt 1), down to B (mvt 2); 2nd Trumpet up to b (mvt 3); 3rd Trumpet down to G (mvt 1) and Ab (mvt 3); 1st and 2nd French Horn up to d1 (mvt 1) up to  d1, down to Bb (mvt 2) up to d1, down to Bb (mvt 3); 3rd and 4th French Horn up to c1 (mvt 1) up to c1, down to Bb (mvt 2) up to db1, down to G (mvt 3); 1st and 2nd Trombone up to c, down to FF (mvt 1), up to f (mvt 2), down to AAb (mvt 3); 3rd Trombone down to FF (mvt 1), and AAb (mvt 3); Baritone up to c (mvt 1) up to eb, down to AA (mvt 3); Tuba down to AAAb (mvt 3)
Rhythms: Winds:
    mvt 1 - Level 3; mvts 2 and 3 - Level 1
    mvts 1, 2 and 3 - Level 1
Instrumentation: Piccolo, 1st and 2nd Flute, 1st and 2nd Oboe, Eb Clarinet, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bb Clarinet, Eb Alto Clarinet, Bb Bass Clarinet, 1st and 2nd Bassoon, 1st and 2nd Eb Alto                 Saxophone, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Eb Baritone Saxophone, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bb Trumpet, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th French Horn, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Trombone, Baritone, Bass, String Bass, Percussion, Timpani 
Percussion: Four Players - Snare Drum, Bass drum, Cymbal, Triangle
Conductor Score: Full Score and Condensed Score
Length/Timing:  mvt 1 - 28 measures/2 minutes 15 seconds; mvt 2 - 23 measures/1 minute 30 seconds; mvt 3 - 39 measures/1 minute 30 seconds; Total time = 5 minutes 15 seconds (approximately)
  • Two pitch changes for the timpani
  • Horn parts are not always stepwise, some lines may be difficult for young players 
  • Some slurs in the tuba may be difficult for young players
  • 1st and 2nd clarinets cross the break, 3rd clarinet does not
  • Eb clarinet, Eb alto clarinet and Piccolo parts
  • Texas PML requires performance of all three movements to be considered as a grade 2
  • Some flute ranges are extreme for young players, intonation could be a problem
  • Notes on the composers lives on the back of the condensed score
  • Good piece for teaching 'classical' style to students (light articulation styles)
  • Good piece for teaching characteristics of classical forms (Arioso, Minuetto, Scherzando)

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