Literature Analyses

Arranged by Anne McGinty

Publisher: Queenwood Publications
Year Published: 1994 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating =  Beginning Band Series

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

Reviewed by: Jaime Villarreal - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Madrigal; Italian Song incorporating imitation and counterpoint
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Two flats
Time Signatures: 4/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute down to f; Oboe down to d; 1st Bb Clarinet down to G; 2nd Bb Clarinet down to G; Alto Sax up to a1, down to e; Bari Sax down to d
    1st Cornet down to c
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 1
    Level 1
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, 1st Clarinet, 2nd Clarinet, Bb Bass Clarinet, Eb Alto Sax, Bb Tenor Sax (Opt.), Eb Bari Sax, 1st Bb Cornet, 2nd Bb Cornet, French Horn, Trombone/Baritone/Bassoon, Tuba, Bells, Percussion
Percussion: Three players - Snare drum, Tom - Tom, Tamborine
Conductor Score: Semiscore
Length/Timing: 67 measures/2 minutes 40 seconds
  • Scored very well for young band; instruments stay within expected ranges for young players
  • Clarinet parts do not cross the break
  • Tenor Sax part is marked optional on the score
  • Score has program notes and composer information
  • Percussion parts are active but notably mundane
  • Good piece to introduce counterpoint, stretto, and imitation 

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