Literature Analyses

Written by  William Himes

Publisher: Curnow Music Press Inc.
Year Published: 1977 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 2

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

Reviewed by: Victoria Hays - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Introduction (m.1 - m12); A (m13 - m.28); Bridge (m.29 - m.44); B (m. 45-68); Coda (m. 69 - end)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Two flats (m.1 - m.44); three flats (m.45 - m.61); one flat (m.62 - end)
Time Signatures: 3/4 (m.1 - m.44); 4/4 (m.45 - m.68); 3/4 (m.69 - end)
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to d2, down to g; Alto Clarinet up to a-sharp, down to F-sharp; Alto Sax 1 up to g1, down to e; Bari Sax up to d1, down to d
    Trumpet 1 up to e1, down to c; Trombone 1 up to e-flat, down to C; Trombone 2 up to B, down to AA; BC Baritone up to e down to BB-flat (one time); Tuba up to C down to BBB-flat
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 2
    Level 2
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn in F, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Baritone TC, Baritone BC, Tuba, Mallet Percussion, Tympani, Percussion 1, Percussion 2
Percussion: (5 players) Tympani, Bells, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Maracas (or Shaker), Suspended Cymbal, Tambourine, Finger Cymbals, Triangle
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 2 minutes, 20 seconds 
  • Dynamics are from mp to ff
  • Use of Staccatto and Legato phrases
  • Second Clarinet and Bass Clarinet stay under the break
  • Bari Sax, Bassoon, and Bass Clarinet parts are cued in the low brass
  • Tympani has 3 pitch changes (G/D, A-flat/E-flat, C/F)

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