Literature Analyses

Written by Timothy Johnson

Publisher: Curnow Music
Year Published: 1998 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = n/a

1999-2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

Reviewed by: Laurie Jean Lammons - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Theme (melody) with varied settings: Introduction (m.1-4); Theme, a capella (m.5-14); Theme with ostinato (m.15-23); Theme in 2-part canon (m.24-32); Bridge (m.33-40); Theme with countermelody (m.41-48); Theme in 4-part canon (m.49-59); Theme with contrapuntal bass line (m.60-67); Ending (m.68-71)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

One flat 
Time Signatures: 4/4 
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to d2, down to a; Oboe up to f1, down to f; Clarinet 1 up to b1, down to B; Clarinet 2 up to e1, down to B; Bass Clarinet up to e, down to E; Alto Sax up to b1 down to f-sharp; Tenor Sax up to g1, down to d; Bari Sax up to e1, down to d
    Trumpet 1 up to e1, down to B; Trumpet 2 up to e1, down to B; Horn up to c1, down to c; Trombone 1 up to d, down to AA; Trombone 2 up to d, down to AA; Baritone BC up to B-Flat, down to GG; Tuba up to BB-Flat, down to AAA
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 in F, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Baritone BC, Tuba, Percussion 1, Percussion 2, Mallets, Timpani
Percussion: Bells, Triangle, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbals, Tambourine, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Timpani
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 3 minutes, 25 seconds (71 measures)
  • set includes alto clarinet part 
  • measures in score are numbered (but not in parts) 
  • trumpets use straight mute for 3 notes 
  • much use of imitation and canon 
  • all winds play melodic material 
  • very soft, sustained ending 
  • variety of articulation markings used 
  • alto saxes and horns have opening soli (4 measures) 
  • alto saxes play 2 measure soli, unaccompanied
  • unison soli (in octaves) for flutes, oboes, alto saxes, bells (6 measures)
  • little use of chromaticism
  • allegro tempo used

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