Literature Analyses

Written by Richard Meyer

Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Year Published: 1997 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 2

1999-2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

Reviewed by: Ray Diaz de Leon - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Intro (m1-7); ABA; ending (m.119-123)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Three flats (m.1 - m.57); two flats (m.58 - 102); three flats (m.103-118) Natural (m. 119-126)
Time Signatures: 4/4; 1 measure of 2/4 (m.65)
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to f2, down to g; Oboe up to a-flat1, down to e-flat; Bassoon up to B-flat, down to FF; Clarinet 1 up to b-flat1, down to A, Clarinet 2 up to g1, down to F; Alto Sax 1 up to b-flat 1, down to e; Alto Sax 2 up to g, down to e; Tenor Sax up to g1 down to d; Bari Sax up to e1, down to c
    Trumpet 1 up to g1, down to c; Trumpet 2 up to d1, down to A; Horn in F up to e1 down to c; Trombone 1 up to f, down to C; Trombone 2 up to d down to AA-flat; Baritone up to f, down to AA-flat; Tuba up to D down to BBB-flat
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 2
    Level 3
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, E-flat Alto Clarinet, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bass Clarinet, 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, Percussion
Percussion: Crash Cymbal, Suspended Cymbal, Timpani, Snare drum, Bass drum
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 4 minutes, 15 seconds (approx.); 126 measures
  • Dynamics are from p to ff
  • Only articulations used are marcato and accent
  • Different tempos: Maestoso, Allegro, Alla Marcia e Molto Maestoso, Pesante, and Presto 
  • Use of crescendo, decrescendo, and ritardando

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