Literature Analyses

Written by Zdenek Fibich
Arranged by Charles Richard Spinney

Publisher: Byron-Douglas Publications
Year Published: 1969
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 2

1999-2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

Reviewed by: Victoria Hays-Spring 2000
Style/Form: Through-composed: Intro (m.1-14); A (m. 15-30); B (31-48); C (49-62); D (63-78); C (79-94); E (95-100); A1 (Coda) (m. 101-end)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Two flats (m.1 - m.62); three flats (m.63 - end)
Time Signatures: 3/4 
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to a-flat2, down to e; Oboe up to b-flat2, down to d; Bassoon up to F, down to AAA; Clarinet 1 up to d2, down to A; Clarinet 2 up to b-flat1, down to G; Clarinet 3 up to b-flat1, down to F; Bass Clarinet up to g, down to E; Alto Sax 1 up to b1, down to d; Alto Sax 2 up to a1, down to d; Tenor Sax up to d2, down to e
    Cornet 1 up to a1 (optional b-flat1), down to Bb; Cornet 2 up to e1 (optional g1), down to B-flat; Cornet 3 up to e1, down to c; Horn in F (1) up to g1, down to A; Horn in F (2) up to d1, down to A; Trombone 1 up to f, down to E-flat; Trombone 2 up to d, down to E-flat; Trombone 3 up to c, down to BB - flat; Baritone BC up to f, down to FF; Baritone TC up to a1, down to G; Basses up to F, down to GGG
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 1
    Level 1
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Cornet 1, Cornet 2, Cornet 3, Horn in F, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Trombone 3, Baritone TC, Baritone BC, Basses, Percussion I, Percussion II
Percussion: (5 players) Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbal, Bells
Conductor Score: Semi score
Length/Timing: 3 minutes, 30 seconds (127 measures)
  • Dynamics are from p to ff
  • Much use of slurs and tenuto markings
  • Flute part is divisi at m.73
  • Octave transposition is needed for bassoon part, (low AAA is written in part)
  • Much use of crescendo and decrescendo
  • Third clarinet part becomes divisi at m.82
  • Oboe cues are written in first cornet part
  • All cornets parts have an optional divisi line
  • Horn part is divisi, with an indication of 4 players needed
  • Basses are split into octaves from m.62 to the end
  • Bassoon part is cued in basses
  • Sustained rolls in percussion throughout length of the piece

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