Literature Analyses

Written by  James Ployar

Publisher: Belwin Mills Publishing
Year Published: 1968
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 1

1999-2002 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

Reviewed by: Albert Salinas - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Intro (m.1-6); Theme (m.7-22); Theme (m.23-37); modulation (m.38-47); Theme (m.48-63); ending (m.64-74)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Four flats; two flats
Time Signatures: 4/4 
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to f2, down to f; Clarinet 1 up to b-flat1, down to f; Clarinet 2 up to g1, down to F; Clarinet 3 up to g1, down to F; Oboe up to g1, down to e-flat; Alto Sax 1 up to b1, down to f; Alto Sax 2 up to g1, down to e-flat; Tenor Sax up to f1, down to e-flat; Bari Sax up to c1, down to d; Bass Clarinet up to f, down to F; Basson up to A-flat, down to FF
                 Trumpet 1 up to g1, down to f; Trumpet 2 up to e1, down to B-flat; Trumpet 3 up to e1, down to B-flat; Horn in F 1 up to e-flat1, down to B-flat; Horn in F 2 up to c1, down
                 to B-flat; Horn in F 3 up to c1 down to B-flat;  Trombone 1 up to e-flat, down to E-flat; Trombone 2 up to d-flat, down to BB-flat; Trombone 3 up to A-flat, down to FF;
                  Euphonium up to c-flat, down to BB-flat; Tuba up to C, down to BBB-flat
Rhythms:  Winds:
    Level 3
    Level 3
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon,  Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax , Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Trumpet 3, Horn in F 1, Horn in F 2, Horn in F 3, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Trombone 3, Euphonium, Tuba, Crash/Suspended Cymbal, Snare Drum, Chimes, Timpani
Percussion: Bells, crash/suspended cymbal, snare drum, chimes, timpani
Conductor Score: Condensed
Length/Timing: 3 minutes (74 measures)
  • Extensive range/endurance demands for all parts
  • Full instrumentation requirements
  • Flutes, oboes, and all clarinets play melody (8 measures, simultaneously) in 3 octaves (intonation concerns)
  • Euphonium soli (8 measures) not doubled elsewhere
  • Many melodies doubled at the octave
  • Many lines move in triadic harmony
  • All measures in score and parts are numbered
  • Dynamics used are ff, f, mf, mp, p

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