Literature Analyses

Written by Robert W. Smith

Publisher: Belwin-Mills Publishing
Year Published: 1995 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 1

1999 - 2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

Reviewed by: Ricardo G. Valdez - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Fanfare (m.1-13); Bridge (m.14-17); Theme in trumpets (m.18-25) Theme in low voices (m.26-33); Fanfare (m.34-46); Fanfare and Theme combined (m.47-54); Bridge (m.55-64); Ending (m.65-74)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Three flats 
Time Signatures: 4/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to d-flat2, down to b-flat ; Oboe up to e-flat 1, down to e; Clarinet up to b-flat, down to c ; Alto Sax up to g1, down to g ; Tenor Sax up to d1, down to c ; Bari Sax up to e1, down to d 
    Trumpet up to e-flat1, down to c; Horn in F up to b-flat , down to e ; Trombone up to c2, down to BB-flat ; Tuba up to b-flat, down to BB-flat
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 1
    Level 1
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax , Tenor Sax, Bari Sax , Trumpet , Horn in F ,Trombone ,Tuba,Timpani, Snare Drum,Bass Drum,Crash Cymbals,Bells
Percussion: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals,Bells, Timpani 2 Drums (0 pitch changes)
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 2 minutes, 15 seconds 
  • limited melodic material
  • limited rhythms; uses higly repetitive rhythmic ostinato
  • limited ranges
  • limited use of accidentals,chromaticism
  • use of variety of articulations and dynamics (accents, sfz, staccato, 'bell tones')
  • several sudden dynamic changes
  • flute uses trill on long notes (twice)
  • trumpet has 10 measures of divisi (limiting lower trumpet part to highest note of C)
  • horn part uses 3 different pitches
  • tuba part uses 4 different pitches
  • timpani part marked optional
  • numbered measures in score and parts
  • Dynamics used ff,f,mf,mp,p
  • 5 percussionists needed 

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