Literature Analyses


written by John Kinyon

Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company
Year Published: 1982
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = "mini-score series for young bands"

1995 - 98 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

Reviewed by: Teri Carr - Spring 1999
Style/Form: Andante e dolce -- Allegretto

A (m.1 - 48); B (m.49 - end)

Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

One key change:

one flat (m.1 - m.48); two flats (m.49 - end) 

Time Signatures: 4/4 (m.1 - 48);  2/4 (m.49 - end)
Ranges: Woodwinds:
Clarinet 1 d to a1;  Bass Clarinet up to c1;Alto Sax down to d;  Tenor Sax down to c
    Trumpet 1 d to c1;  F Horn down to G (1x, optional)
Rhythms: Winds:
    Low Brass and Low Woodwinds easy Level 1. 
    Easy, Level 1.
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Alto Sax /Alto Clarinet/E-flat Alto Horn,Bari Sax, Horn in F, Cornet 1, Cornet 2,
Trombone/Baritone B.C./Bassoon,  Baritone TC/Tenor Sax/Bass Clarinet, Tuba, Percussion
Percussion: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Bells, Crash Cymbals
Conductor Score: Semi-Score; 6 lines
Length/Timing: 3 minutes, 30 seconds  (96 measures)
  • No solos
  • Clarinet 2 never crosses break
  • Use of staccatos, accents, and slurs
  • Tutti clarinet chorale at beginning for 8 bars; repeated throughout the piece
  • Cornets and percussion alone at key and tempo change m. 49 for 8 bars

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