YOUNG BAND REPERTOIRE PROJECT
Literature Analyses


LITTLE ENGLISH SUITE
Written by  Clare Grundman


Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes, Inc.
Year Published: 1968 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = N/A

1999-2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

Reviewed by: Ray Diaz de Leon - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Medley of four folk tunes
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Mvt. 1:  3 flats; Mvt.2:  1 flat; Mvt. 3:  2 flats; Mvt. 4:  3 flats
Time Signatures: Mvt. 1:  6/8 (m.1-55); 2/4 (m.55-66);  Mvt. 2:  4/4; Mvt 3:  3/4 (m.101-116); 4/4 (m.117-125); 3/4 (m.126-141); Mvt. 4:  2/2 (m.142-202); 3/2 (m(203-206)
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Mvt. 1:  Piccolo up to e-flat2, down to e-flat 1; Flute 1 up to a-flat2, down to e-flat1; Flute 2 up to f2, down to b-flat; Oboe 1 up to a-flat1, down to e-flat; Oboe 2 up to f1, down to e-flat; E-flat Clarinet up to c2, down to c; Clarinet 1 up to c2 down to c, Clarinet 2 up to a1 down to c; Clarinet 3 up to f1, down to F; E-flat Alto Clarinet up to a, down to B-flat; Bass Clarinet up to a, down to F; Contrabass Clarinet up to d1, down to F, Bassoon 1 up to e-flat, down to B-flat; Bassoon 2 up to e-flat, down to EE-flat; Alto Sax 1 up to g1, down to f; Alto Sax 2 up to g1, down to f; Tenor Sax up to f1 down to f; Bari Sax up to c2, down to d

    Mvt. 2:  Piccolo up to d2, down to f; Flute 1 up to f2, down to c2; Flute 2 up to f2, down to a; Oboe 1 up to a1, down to f; Oboe 2 up to d1, down to f; E-flat Clarinet up to d2, down to A; Clarinet 1 up to d2, down to d; Clarinet 2 up to e1, down to B; Clarinet 3 up to b, down to F-sharp, E-flat Alto Clarinet up to d1, down to A; Bass Clarinet up to e1 down to F; Contrabass Clarinet up to d1, down to g; Bassoon 1 up to e, down to GG; Bassoon 2 up to d, down to DD; Alto Sax 1 up to d2, down to f; Alto Sax 2 up to a1, down to f; Tenor Sax up to g1, down d; Bari Sax up to f1, down c

    Mvt. 3:  Piccolo up to g1, down to f; Flute 1 up to g2, down to d1; Flute 2 up to e-flat2, down to d1; Oboe 1 up to g1, down to f; Oboe 2 up to e-flat1, down to d; E-flat Clarinet up to e2, down to d; Clarinet 1 up to a1, down to g; Clarinet 2 up to a1, down to d; Clarinet 3 up to a, down to G; E-flat Alto Clarinet up to d1, down to B; Bass Clarinet up to d1, down to G; Contrabass Clarinet up to d1, down to G; Bassoon 1 up to f, down to FF; Bassoon 2 up to f, down to FF; Alto Sax 1 up to e2, down to f-sharp, Alto Sax 2 up to c2, down to d, Tenor Sax up to a1, down to e; Bari Sax up to a1, down to d

    Mvt. 4:  Piccolo up to e-flat2, down to g; Flute 1 up to f2, down to e-flat; Flute 2 up to f2, down to b-flat; Oboe 1 up to c2, down to e-flat; Oboe 2 up to b1, down to e-flat; E-flat Clarinet up to d2, down to f; Clarinet 1 up to f2m down to a; Clarinet 2 up to c2, down to c; Clarinet 3 up to g1, down to A; E-flat Alto Clarinet up to c1, down to E; Bass Clarinet up to a, down to F; Contrabass Clarinet up to d1, down to G; Bassoon 1 up to e-flat, down to CC; Bassoon 2 up to e-flat, down to CC; Alato Sax 1 up to c2, down to f-sharp; Alto Sax 2 up to c2, down to d; Tenor Sax up to f1, down to f; Bari Sax up to f1, down to c

Brass:
    Mvt 1:  Cornet 1 up to f1, down to f; Cornet 2 up to f1, down to d; Cornet 3 up to c1, down to c;  Trumpet 1 up to f1, down to f; Trumpet 2 up to f, down to c; Horn in F 1 up to c1, down to B-flat; Horn in F 2 up to b-flat, down to B-flat; Horn in F 3 up to c1,down to B-flat; Horn in F 4 up to b-flat, down to B-flat; Trombone 1 up to e-flat down to E-flat; Trombone 2 up to b-flat, down to D; Trombone 3 up to b-flat, down to FF; Baritone up to e-flat, down to E-flat; Tuba/String Bass up to E-flat, down http://music.utsa.edu/~bharris/ybrp/Analyses/analyses.html">YBRP Analyses index | YBRP home | UTSA Winds & Percussion | UTSA ] lR@TEXTMOSS p@O:~1 HTM5.html.BAKR@TEXTMOSS @O:HTML~1 BAK any key IO YSMSDOS SYSA~@U C, down to BBB-flat

    Mvt. 3:  Cornet 1 up to e1, down to e; Cornet 2 up to e1, down to e; Cornet 3 up to e, down to c; Trumpet 1 up to e1, down to c1; Trumpet 2 up to e, down to c; Horn in F 1 up to c1, down to A; Horn in F 2 up to c1, down to A; Horn in F 3 up to c1, down to A;  Horn in F 4 up to c1, down to A; Trombone 1 up to e-flat, down to A; Trombone 2 up to b-flat, down to D; Trombone 3 up to E-flat, down to FF; Baritone up to e-flat, down to F; Tuba/String Bass up to BB-flat, down to BBB-flat

    Mvt. 4:  Cornet 1 up to f1, down to f; Cornet 2 up to f1, down to f; Cornet 3 up to c1, down to c; Trumpet 1 up to f1, down to d; Trumpet 2 up to c1, down to B-flat; Horn in F 1 up to f1, down to B-flat; Horn in F 2 up to f1, down to B-flat; Horn in F 3 up to f1, down to B-flat; Horn in F 4 up to f1, down to B-flat; Trombone 1 up to f, down to B-flat; Trombone 2 up to e-flat, down to BB-flat; Trombone 3 up to A-flat, down to FF; Baritone up to f, down to BB-flat; Tuba/String Bass up to E-flat, down to BBB-flat

dRhythms: Winds:
    Level 3
Percussion:
    Level 2
Instrumentation: Piccolo, Flute 1, Flute 2, Oboe 1, Oboe 2, E-flat Clarinet, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, Alto Clarinet; Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet, Bassoon 1, Bassoon 2, Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Cornet 1, Cornet 2, Cornet 3, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn in F 1, Horn in F 2, Horn in F 3, Horn in F 4, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Trombone 3,Baritone BC, Tuba, String Bass, Percussion
Percussion: Bells, Triangle, Cymbals, Timpani, Bass Drum, Snare Drum
Conductor Score: Full score and Condensed score available
Length/Timing: Mvt. 1:  1 min. 15 sec. (approx.)
Mvt. 2:  1 min. 45 sec. (approx.)
Mvt. 3:  1 min. 15 sec. (approx.)
Mvt. 4:  1 min. 30 sec. (approx.)
Total:  5 min 45 sec. (approx.)
Comments:
  • Clarinet 1 has a divisi section in Mvt. 3
  • Clarinet 2 has a divisi section in Mvt. 3
  • Alto Sax 2 goes higher than Alto Sax 1 in some parts of Mvt. 4
  • Different tempos within several of the movements
  • Use of crescendo, decrescendo, ritardando
  • Cornets need straight mute in Mvt. 2
  • Horn in F has triplet figure in Mvt. 2
  • Tubas and string basses have octave divisi parts throught the entire piece
  • Cornet has small solo in Mvt. 2

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