Literature Analyses

Written by Elliot A. del Borgo

Publisher: Kendor Music, Inc.
Year Published: 1994
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 1

1999-2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

Reviewed by: Laurie Jean Lammons - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Medley of two folk songs - O Jesu Christe (Jaquet) and Haec Dies (Ravanello) 
Cantabile (m.1-36); Con moto (m.37-45); Allegro (m.46-106)
Through-composed form
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Three flats 
Time Signatures: 4/4 (m.1-36); 3/4 (m.37-106)
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to e2 (several times), down to g; Oboe up to f1, down e-flat; Clarinet 1 up to g1, down to e; Clarinet 2 up to b-flat, down to E (several times); Bass Clarinet up to a, down to F; Bassoon up to c, down to BB-flat; Alto Sax 1 up to g1, down to d; Alto Sax 2 up to f1, down to d; Tenor Sax up to e1, down to c; Bari Sax up to d1, down to c
    Trumpet 1 up to d1, down to c; Trumpet 2 up to c1, down to c; Horn in F up to b-flat, down to A; Trombone 1 up to d, down to BB-flat; Trombone 2 up to c, down to BB - flat; Baritone up to c, down to BB-flat; Tuba up to C, down to BBB-flat
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 1
    Level 1
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bass Clarinet (Contrabass Clarinet), Bassoon, Alto Sax 1 (Alto Clarinet),  Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax (Contralto Clarinet), Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Baritone TC, Baritone BC, Tuba, Percussion 1, Percussion 2, Percussion 3, Percussion 4
Percussion: Bells, Triangle, Timpani, Snare Drum      4 percussion players needed
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 4 minutes, 15 seconds (106 measures)
  • four notes (B-flat, C, E-flat, F) are used in timpani part
  • flute part is written divisi (m.9-20), (m.30-32), (m.37-49), (m.79-87), (m.104-106)
  • flute part up to high e several times
  • clarinet 1 part is written divisi (m.46-50), (m.73-81)
  • clarinet 2 part down to low e several times
  • bassoon part up to middle c several times
  • tenor sax and bari sax part have wide ranges
  • trumpet 1 and trumpet 2 have same part in most places
  • horn part is written divisi (m.81-87)
  • horn part has many leaps of more than a major third
  • trombone part has many leaps to upper range notes
  • trombone 2 and Baritone BC have same part
  • moderate use of chromaticism
  • low woodwinds and brass have some melody
  • flutes, oboe, clarinet 1, trumpet 1 have sixteenth notes in m.42
  • marcato articulations begin in m.50 
  • moderate use of dynamics
  • significant use of percussion instruments

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