Literature Analyses

Arranged by  Dave Black

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

1999-2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

Reviewed by: Gabriel Rosas - Spring 2000
Style/Form: First section (m. 1-17) Andante Espressivo
Second section (m. 18-50) March
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Three flats (m. 1-33), One flat (m. 34- 56)
Time Signatures: 4/4 (m.1), 2/4 (m.17), 6/8 (m. 18), 4/4 (m. 51), 2/4 (m. 54), 4/4 (m. 55)
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to f2, down to b-flat; Oboe up to g1, down to e-flat; Bassoon up to C, down to BBB-flat; Clarinet 1 up to g1, down to G; Clarinet 2 up to e-flat-1, down to F; Alto Clarinet up to a, down to G; Bass Clarinet up to e, down to E; Alto Sax 1 up to b1, down to g; Alto Sax 2 up to b1, down to g; Tenor Sax up to a1, down to g; Baritone Sax up to b, down to c
    F Horn up to d1, down to c; Trumpet 1 up to e1, down to c; Trumpet 2 up to e1, down to c; Trombone 1 up to e-flat, down to F; Trombone 2 up to B-flat, down to D-flat; Baritone up to c, down to B-flat; Tuba up to C, down to BBB-flat
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level  3
    Level  3
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon , Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, F Horn, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Baritone, Tuba, Mallets, Percussion
Percussion:  Bells/Xylophone, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 2 minutes 30 seconds (56 measures)
  • Between measures 1-17, there are five occurences of a one measure ritard and imediately back to A-Tempo in the next measure
  • Several brief soli-sections through-out the opening of the piece (m. 1-17)
  • Fourteen measure predominent percussion section beginning at m. 18
  • An abrupt Grandioso (m. 51) with more ocurrences of Rit. and A-Tempo

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