Literature Analyses

Written by  G.F. Handel
Arranged by Mark Williams

Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co.
Year Published: 1996 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 1 1/2

1999 - 2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

Reviewed by: Thomas Esperiqueta - Spring 2000
Style/Form: AABB - Theme A (m.1 - m.16); Theme A (m.17 - m.32); Theme B (m. 33 - m.52); Theme B (m.53 - m.72)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Three flats 
Time Signatures: 4/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
Oboe up to a-flat1; Bassoon up to e-flat; Clarinet 1 down to F; Clarient 2 down to F; Bass Clarinet down to E; Alto Sax 1 up to c2 
    F Horn up to d; Baritone down to AA-flat
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 2
    Level 2
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn in F, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Percussion, Timpani
Percussion: 4 players - Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals, Timpani (2 drums)
Conductor Score: Semi score (9 lines)
Length/Timing: 2 minutes (72 measures)
  • Good teaching tool for the Baroque Style
  • Can be taken in either 4/4 or cut time
  • Clarinet 2 does not go over the break
  • Alto Sax 2 has indication to use alternate fingering
  • Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, F Horn, Trombone, Baritone, and Tuba have very silmilar parts
  • Only uses the dynamic markings of p, mf, and f
  • Uses quarter note tied to eighth note rhythms
  • Snare Drum uses alot of 5 stroke rolls

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