Literature Analyses

Written by John Edmondson

Publisher: Queenwood Publications
Year Published:< 1995
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = none

1999-2000 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

Reviewed by: Gabriel Rosas - Spring 2000
Style/Form: A-B-A 
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

One flat
Time Signatures: 2/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to d2, down to c1; Oboe up to g1, down to e; Clarinet 1 up to a, down to c; Clarinet 2 up to a, down to A; Bass Clarinet up to a, down to G; Bassoon up to A, down to BB, Alto Sax up to f-sharp 1, down to e; Tenor Sax up to e1, down to b; Baritone Sax up to f-sharp 1, down to d
    Cornet 1 up to c1, downt to d; Cornet 2 up to b, down to d; F-horn up to a, down to e; Trombone up to A, down to BB; Baritone up to A, down to BB; Tuba up to AA, down to BBB
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level  1
    Level  1
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Cornet 1, Cornet 2, F-Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Percussion 1, Percussion 2
Percussion: Bells, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals
Conductor Score: Condensed Score
Length/Timing: 112 measures (2:00)
  • Execution of "cresc. poco a poco", there are eight occurrences in the piece
  • Dynamics range from piano to forte
  • Key of F-major in elemantary band music can be a challenge for those players who are not familiar with the key
  • Serveral accidentals through-out the piece
  • Can be done in four measure phrases, although written in eight measure phrases
  • The use of a D. C. al fine 

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