Literature Analyses

Von Grrrhart's 613th Regimental March
Written by  David Holsinger

Publisher: TRN Publisher
Year Published: 1994 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = n/a

1999 - 2002 Texas PML rating = n/a

Reviewed by: Thomas Esperiqueta - Spring 2000
Style/Form: AABBAA - Theme A (m.1 - m.8); Theme A (m.9 - m.12); Transition with two bar percussion break (m.18 - m.22); Theme B with repeat (m.23 - m.32); Theme B in dimunition (m.33 - m.40); Theme A (m.41 - 48); Theme A in new key and with countermelody (m.49 - m. 56); Coda (m.57 - m.60)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Two flats (m.1 - m.48); Three flats (m.49 - m.60)
Time Signatures: 4/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to g-flat2; Oboe up to c2; Bass Clarinet up to e-flat1; Bassoon down to CC-flat; Alto Sax 1 up to c2; Alto Sax 2 up to c2; Tenor Sax up to b-flat1; Bari Sax up to g1
    Trumpet 2 up to e-flat1; F Horn 1 up to f1; F Horn 2 up to f1; Trombone 1 up to e-flat; Trombone 2 up to d-flat down to AA-flat; Baritone up to e-flat down to FF; Tuba up to D-flat down to AAA-flat
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 3
    Level 3
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, F Horn 1, F Horn 2, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Baritone, Tuba, Mallet Percussion, Timpani, Percussion 1, Percussion 2
Percussion: 8 players - Orchestra Bells, Xylophone, Timpani (3 drums), Triangle, Snare Drum, Jingle Bells, Temple Blocks, Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals, Tambourine
Conductor Score: Full score (17 lines)
Length/Timing: approx. 2 minutes (60 measures)
  • No publishing rating was given, but seems to be a grade 2
  • Program Notes say, "The ranges are good for the second year band..."
  • This work is a fast march with quarter note equals 132
  • Tenor Sax plays melody with clarinets at the beginning
  • Much use of percussion
  • Most percussion lines are independent of each other
  • Much use of chromaticism
  • In the final statement of Theme A, countermelody is in the Tenor Sax, F Horn, and Trombone part
  • F Horn plays in high register for a long time and has some big leaps
  • Much use of accented notes
  • Seems like a fun piece to play for a young band

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