Literature Analyses

SHENANDOAH VALLEY An Overture for Band
Written by  John Kinyon

Publisher: Aflred Publishing Co., Inc.
Year Published: 1981 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 1

1999-2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

Reviewed by: Paul A. Salinas - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Overture of three tunes ABC- Introduction (m.1 - m.6); A (m.7 - m.45); B (m.46 - m.67); C (m. 68 - 105): Finale (m.106 - m.121)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Three flats
Time Signatures: 3/4 (m.1 - m.6); 2/4 (m.7 - m.42); 4/4 (m.43 - m.67); 2/4 (m.68 -m.105); 4/4 (m.106 - end)
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute down to e, up to g2; Oboe down to c; Bassoon down to EE, up to c; Clarinet 1 up to b1; Clarinet 2 up to a1; Clarinet 3 down to F; Bass Clarinet up to c1; Alto Sax up to c2, Tenor Sax down to c, up to c2; Bari Sax down to c, up to g1
    Cornet 1 up to e1; Cornet 2 up to c1; Cornet 3 up to c1; Trombone 1 up to f; Baritone down to FF; Tuba down to FFF
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 3
    Level 3
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, E flat Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Cornet 1, Cornet 2, Cornet 3, Horn in F 1, Horn in F 2, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Trombone 3, Baritone TC, Baritone BC, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion
Percussion: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Cymbals, Triangle; Timpani two pitches (B flat and E flat)
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 5 minutes, 30 seconds (121 measures)
  • Oboe doubled by flute, clarinet, or trumpet
  • E flat Alto Clarinet doubled by Saxes or Bass Clarinet
  • Tuba part divisi
  • Different tempos: Maestoso, Allegretto, Tranquilo, Alla marcia, Grandioso
  • Articulations: many accents and staccato
  • Flute part divisi and Piccolo added in m.74
  • Use of Ritardando

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