Literature Analyses

Written by  Arbeau, Bendusi, Ammerbach
Arranged by Theldon Meyers

Publisher: Carl Fischer
Year Published: 1987
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = none

1999-2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

Reviewed by: Alfred Flores - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Pavan - ABA'; Desiderata - ABA'; Pessametzo d'Angleterre - ABCA'
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Pavan - two flats; Desiderata - one flat; Passametzo d'Angleterre - two flats 
Time Signatures: 4/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Piccolo up to b-flat2; Flute up to b-flat2; Oboe up to b-flat1; Bassoon down to CC; Clarinet 1 up to c2, down to E-flat; Clarinet 2 up to c2, down to E-flat; Clarinet 3 down to E-flat
    Cornet  to g1, down to f; Trombone 1 up to f 
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 3
    Level 3
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, E-flat Clarinet, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Trumpet 3, Horn in F 1, Horn in F 2, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Trombone 3, Baritone TC, Baritone BC, Tuba, Percussion 1, Percussion 2
Percussion: Triangle, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Cymbals, Bells, Timpani
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 4 minutes, 20 seconds (93 measures)
  • Percussion needs 4 players
  • Trumpet, Oboe, and Tuba solos in Air
  • pp to ff dynamic range
  • Wide melodic leaps
  • Style is an important factor
  • Exposed trumpet and horn fanfare style in finale 
  • Sudden dynamic changes

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