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BALLET OF SPRING

Written by Tom O' Connor


Publisher: Counterpoint Music Publications
Year Published: 1993
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 1
1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 1
 
Reviewed by: Mark Koehl - Spring 1999
Style/Form: Moderato (No time or tempo changes) 

A (m.1 - m.32) - B (m.33 - end) 

Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

One key change:

four flats (m.1 - m.32); one flat (m.33 - end)

Time Signatures: 4/4 (m.1 - end)
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Oboe down to D
Brass:
    Trumpet 1 up to d1, F Horn down to B flat
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level1 rhythms throughout
Percussion:
    Level 1 rhythms throughout
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn in F, Trombone, BaritoneBC, Baritone TC, Tuba, Snare/Tambourine/Triangle, Bells
Percussion: Snare Drum, Tambourine, Triangle, Bells
Conductor Score: Semi-Score; 8 lines; low reeds combined with low brass line, Flute/Oboe combined, F Horn/Tenor Sax combined
Length/Timing: 2 minutes, 5 seconds; 53 measures
Comments:
  • Very simple rhythms throughout
  • Dynamics p - f
  • No bass Drum
  • No time or tempo changes

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