Literature Analyses

In A French Garden
Written by  Richard Meyer

Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Year Published: 1998
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 2

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

Reviewed by:  Pedro Carrillo - Spring 2000
Style/Form: AA
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Three flats 
Time Signatures: 3/4 
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to d flat 2 (one time); Oboe up to a flat1 down to e flat; Bassoon down to GG flat up to b flat; Clarinet 1 up to b flat1 down to G; Alto Sax up to a1 down to d
    Trumpet 1 up to d1 down to c; Horn in F 1 up to d1 down to c; Trombone 1 up to d flat down to C; Tuba up to C down to CC
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 1
    Level 1
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2,  Alto Clarinet , Bass Clarinet , Bassoon, Alto Sax , Alto SAx 2 , Tenor Sax, Bari Sax , Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2,  Horn in F 1, Trombone 1, Trombone 2,  Baritone TC, Baritone BC, Bells , Triangle/Suspended Cymbal/Crash Cymbal, Timpani
Percussion: Bells, Triangle/Suspended Cymbal/Crash Cymbal, Timpani
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 3 minutes, 15 seconds (135 measures)
  • Clarinets are exposed in the first 15 measures
  • 9 measure flute solo at beginning
  • Tutti section between flutes, oboes, and trumpets at m.16
  • Soli section between clarinets, tenor sax, and french horn at m.63
  • Dynamics from f to pp
  • Last three measures are fermatas with last measure ending at pp

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