Literature Analyses

Arranged by James D. Ployhar

Publisher: Carl Fischer Inc.
Year Published: 1988 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 2

1999-2002 Texas PML rating = N/A

Reviewed by:  Laurie Jean Lammons - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Medley of one song called The Boys of Wexford which was based on the British song Sumer is icumen in (1240) - Introduction (m.1 - m.4); Melody (m.5 - m.30);  Lyrical trio section (m.30 - m.49); Transition (m.50 - m.51); Recapitulation (m.52 - end)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Three flats 
Time Signatures: 4/4 (m.1 - m.29); 6/8 (m.30 - m.49); 4/4 (m.50 - end)
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to e2, down to a-flat; Clarinet 1 up to f1, down to c; Clarinet 2 up to b-flat, down to A; Bass Clarinet up to g, down to F; Tenor Sax up to d1, down to c; Bari Sax up to a1, down to c
    Trumpet 1 up to f1, down to c; Trumpet 2 up to d1, down to c; Horn in F 1 up to b-flat, down to d; Horn in F 2 up to g, down to B-flat; Trombone 1 up to c, down to BB-flat; Tuba up to C, down to BBB-flat
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 2
    Level 2
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet (Contrabass Clarinet), Bassoon, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn 1, Horn 2, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Baritone TC, Baritone BC, Tuba, Percussion 1, Percussion 2 
Percussion: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals, Timpani
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 2 minutes, 15 seconds (77 measures)
  • piece contains much use of dynamic contrast
  • score contains piano reduction
  • compound meter is used for middle part of piece
  • Timpani uses two notes e-flat and b-flat
  • performance notes and arranger notes are included in the score
  • independent bass line from m.30 - m.33
  • Flute, Trumpet and Low Brass soli section from m.34 - m.49 in compound meter
  • Alto Sax part is written divisi m.1 - m.2
  • Clarinet 2 part does not go over the break

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