Literature Analyses

Written by Mike Story

Publisher: Belwin-Mills Publishing
Year Published: 1995 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 1

1999 - 2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

Reviewed by: Ricardo G. Valdez - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Intro (m.1-2); Melody in clarinets (m.3-12); Melody in flutes with clarinet countermelody (m.13-25); Melody harmonized in upper voices (m.26-41); Melody in clarinets (m.42-53)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

two flats
Time Signatures: 4/4 
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to b-flat 1, down to a ; Oboe up to e-flat 1, down to g; Clarinet up to e-flat 1, down to GG, Bass clarinet up to a, down to AA ; Alto Sax up to b, down to e; Tenor Sax up to e1, down to d ; Bari Sax up to g1, down to g 
    F Horn up to a, down to d ; Trumpet up to c1, down to c; Trombone up to b-flat 1, down to BB-flat ; Tuba up  to b-flat , down to BB-flat 
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 1
    Level 1
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet , Bass Clarinet (Contrabass Clarinet), Bassoon, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, F Horn , Trumpet , Trombone , Bells/Triangle,Snare Drum/Bass Drum, Gong/Tam-tam, Temple Blocks
Percussion: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Triangle, Bells, Gong/Tam-tam, Temple Blocks
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 2 minutes, 15 seconds
  • Dynamics are from f, mf, mp, p
  • Use of accidentals, chromaticism: moderate
  • Flexible instrumentation
  • Limited ranges for all instruments
  • Limited rhythms
  • Limited use of dynamics
  • Highly exposed, unaccompanied 10-measure clarinet section soli (repeats at end)
  • Same line for all low woodwinds, low brass, and tuba
  • Measures are numbered in score and parts
  • 4 percussionists needed 

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