Literature Analyses

Written by  William Ryden

Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Year Published: 1993 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 1

1999-2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

Reviewed by: Albert Salinas - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Intro (m.1-4); Theme (m.5-20); Theme (m.21-31); Theme (m32-39); Theme (m40-85); ending (m.86-91)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Three flats 
Time Signatures: 3/4 
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to b-flat1, down to B-flat; Oboe up to g1, down to b-flat; Bassoon up to A-flat, down to FF; Clarinet 1 up c1, down to B-flat; Clarinet 2 up to a, down to E; Bass Clarinet up to b-flat, down to F; Alto Sax up to g1, down to g; Tenor Sax up to a1, down to g; Bari Sax up to f1, down to c 
    Trumpet 1 up to c1, down to c; Trumpet 2 up to c1, down to c; Horn in F up to b-flat, down to B-flat; Trombone 1 up to c, down to C; Trombone 2 up to c, down to C; Euponium up to c, down to AA; Tuba up to E-flat, down to AAA 
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 1
    Level 1
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax (Alto Clarinet), Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn in F, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Euphonium, Tuba 
Mallet Percussion, Percussion, Timpani
Percussion: Bells, Triangle/Suspended Cymbal, Timpani, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Tambourine, Chimes, Xylophone
Conductor Score: Condensed score
Length/Timing: 2 minutes, 10 seconds (91 measures)
  • Full range of dynamics, good teaching tool
  • Oboe part is optional, some tessitura demands for young players
  • Score has numbered measures
  • Percussion section featured in m.32-40
  • Simple rhythms and melody are great for small or young ensemble
  • Dynamics used are ff, f, mp, p, pp, ppp
  • Melody in flute and trumpet parts take turn in playing and allow the young listener to learn how to blend with other sections
  • Percussion parts are simple, some arranging might be necessary to keep young percussionists occupied

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