YOUNG BAND REPERTOIRE PROJECT

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    BACH: CHORALE AND VARIATIONS

Arranged by Anne McGinty


Publisher: Queenwood
Year Published: 1994
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 1 1/2

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

 
Reviewed by: Mark Koehl - Spring 1999
Style/Form: Moderato - A Little Faster

A (m.1 - m.14) - B (m.15 - end)

Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

No key changes:

three flats (m.1 - end)

Time Signatures: 4/4 (m.1 - m.14); 3/4 (m.15 - end)
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Tenor Sax up to g1 four times; all others have normal ranges
Brass:
    Trumpet 1 up to d1; Trombone down to AA flat; Tuba down to AAA flat; all others have normal ranges
Rhythms: Winds:
    Mostly Level 1 rhythms throughout;  a small amount of Level 2 rhythms
Percussion:
    Mostly Level 1 rhythms; Bells have some Level 2 rhythms
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn in F, Trombone/Baritone BC/Bassoon, Baritone TC, Tuba, Snare/Bass Drum, Bells
Percussion: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Bells
Conductor Score: Semi-Score; 8 lines; low reeds combined with low brss line; Flute/Oboe combined; F Horn/Tenor Sax combined
Length/Timing: 2 minutes; 56 measures
Comments:
  • Clarinets play alone at the beginning of the B section
  • Very simple snare part - quarter and half notes
  • A large amount of quarter notes ties to eighth notes across the barline

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