Literature Analyses
Written by Claude T. Smith

Publisher: Jenson Publications
Year Published: 1981 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 2

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

Reviewed by: Victoria E. Hays - Spring 2000
Style/Form: Intr (m. 1-6); A (m.7-49); B (m. 50-89); A (m.90-115); Coda (m.116-122)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Three flats (m.1 - m.49); four flats (m.50 - m.110); one flat (m.111 - end)
Time Signatures: 4/4,7/8 (alternating frequently); (m.1-49); 6/8 (m. 50-89); 4/4 (m.90 - end)
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to f2, down to b-flat; Oboe up to d2, down to b-flat; Clarinet 1 up to c2, down to d; Clarinet 2 up to g-sharp1, down to c; Clarinet 3 up to f1, down to A; Alto Clarinet up to c2, down to G; Bass Clarinet up to d1, down to F; Bassoon up to e-flat, down to CC; Alto Sax 1 up to c2, down to g; Alto Sax 2 up to c2, down to c;  Tenor Sax up to b-flat1, down to c; Bari Sax up to c1, down to B
    Trumpet 1 up to g1, down to c; Trumpet 2 up to f1, down to c; Trumpet 3 up to f1, down to c; Horn in F 1 up to f1, down to c; Horn in F 2 up to f1, down to G; Trombone 1 up to f1, down to C; Trombone 2 up to f, down to FF; Bass Clef Baritone up to e-flat, down to FF; Treble Clef Baritone up to e-flat1, down to A; String Bass up to e-flat1, down to BB-flat
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 2
    Level 2
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax 2, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Trumpet 3, Horn in F 1, Horn in F 2, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Baritone TC, Baritone BC, Tuba, Sting Bass, Percussion 1, Percussion 2, Mallet Percussion, Timpani
Percussion: (6 players) Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals, Suspended Cymbals, Tambourine, Bells, Chimes, Xylophone, Tympani
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 4 minutes, 50 seconds
  • Flute and Piccolo on same part with divisi indications
  • All three Soprano Clarinets go over the break
  • Bass Clarinet goes over the break twice
  • Brass parts (horn, trombone, baritone) are cued in Saxes
  • Frequent tempo and style changes
  • Dynamics range frome piano to fortissimo
  • Solos for Flute, Trumpet, and Horn
  • One mallet player is instructed to move to Percussion 2 part
  • Tympani has 4 Pitch changes:  B-flate/E-flat to C/F to A/D to C/F
  • Tympani will have to make two pitch changes in the span of 4 measures

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