Literature Analyses

Written by R. Schumann
Arranged by Stephen Bulla

Publisher: Curnow Music Press 
Year Published: 1997 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 1

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

Reviewed by: Victoria Hays - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Mov. 1-AABAC; A (m.1-8); B (m.9-12); A (m13-18); C (m. 19-27) 
Mov. 2-ABA; A (m.1-8); B (m.9-12); A (m.13-20) optional repeat
Mov. 3-ABAA; A (m.1-18); B (m.19-26); A (m. 27-40)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Mov. 1-two flats; Mov. 2-one flat; Mov. 3-two flats
Time Signatures 4/4 
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to c2 ; Oboe up to g1, down to g; Bassoon up to c, down to C; Clarinet 1 up to f1, down to A; Clarinet 2 up to a, down to A; Bass Clarinet up to b, down to A; Alto Sax up to d-sharp, down to d; Tenor Sax up to e1, down to e; Bari Sax up to f1, down to d
      Trumpet 1 up to c1, down to e; Trumpet 2 up to a, down to c;; Horn in F 1 up to c1, down to c; Trombone up to c, down to C; Euphonium up to c, down to C; Tuba up to BB-flat, down to GG-flat
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 2
    Level 2
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboet, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax , Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn in F, Trombone, Euphonium, Bells/Triangle/Suspended Cymbal/Xylophone/Wood Block/Tambourine/Snare Drum/Bass Drum, Timpani
Percussion: Bells, Triangle/Suspended Cymbal, Xylophone/Wood Block, Tambourine/Timpani,
Conductor Score: Semi score (5 lines for woodwinds, 3 lines for brass, 1 line for low brass and woodwinds, 4 lines for percussion)
Length/Timing: 4 minutes, 20 seconds 
  • Movement 1-The Stranger
    • About 1'40" in length; much dynamic contrast
    • No expose sections
    • Important Contrapuntal bass Line
  • Movement 2-Nordic Song
    • About 1'45: in lenghth, (without optional DS repeat); much dynamic contrast written
    • Homophonic Lines (chorale-style)
    • Brief 2-measure passages for brass, woodwind choir (cues provided)
    • Very little percussion playing
  • Movement 3-Soldier's March
    • About 1'30" in length
    • Repeated use of dotted-eighth/sicteenth note figure in all parts
    • Solos in clarinet (6 measures), flute (2 measures), and bari sax (6 measures), cued in other low WWs and low brass
    • Horn Soli (6 measures), cued in saxophones
    • Trumpets use straight mutes for 2 measures
    • "A" section uses staccato articulations, "B" section uses legato

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