Literature Analyses

Written by  John Edmondson

Publisher: Queenwood Publications
Year Published: 1990 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 1

1995-98 Texas PML rating = N/A

Reviewed by: Michael Burnias - Spring 2000
Style/Form: March form written a few measures introduction, then moving into the first strain of the piece.  The introduction and the first strain are written with two flats in the key signature.  The piece then moves into the trio at the double bar (m. 40) and it modulates to three flats to the end of the piece.
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Two flats (m.1- m.40); Three flats (m.41-end)
Time Signatures: 2/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to b flat 1; Clarinet 1 up to b flat, down to B natural; Alto sax up to c1; Tenor Sax up to f1
    Cornet 1 up to c1, down to e; Horn in F up to b flat; Trombone/Baritone B.C./Bassoon up to B; Tuba up to AA, down to AAA flat
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 1
    Level 1
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe (optional), Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax (optional), Bari Sax, Cornet/Trumpet 1, Cornet/Trumpet 2, Horn in F (optional), Trombone, Baritone B.C., Bassoon, Baritone T.C., Tuba, Bells, Percussion
Percussion: Bells, Snare Drum, Bass Drum
Conductor Score: Condensed score
Length/Timing: 2 Minutes
  • Clarinet 1 and Clarinet 2 parts stay under the break
  • Horn in F and Tenor Sax parts, even though they are marked optional, are written in their best playing range
  • Bass clef line is written in one octave to keep the students together, hearing one part 
  • Most of the instruments in this piece are written within an octave
  • Combined Trombone/Baritone B.C./Bassoon parts

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