Literature Analyses


written by  Thoinot Arbeau
arranged by  Bob Margolis

Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Year Published: 1982 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 2

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

Reviewed by: Ruben Escamilla - Spring 1999
Style/Form: Two sections (quarter note = 80)
Part A (m.1 - m.19); Part B (m.19 to end); Pavane
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Two flats, no key changes
Time Signatures: 4/4 (m.1 - end)
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Clarinet 1 up to a1, down to A; Clarinet 3 up to a, down to A
    Trumpet 1 up to e1, down to e; Horn in F 1 up to d1, down to c-sharp, Trombone 1 up to d, down to C
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 1
    Level 1
Instrumentation: Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, E-flat Clarinet, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, Bass Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet, Alto Sax 1, 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, Trombone 3, Euphonium TC, Euphonium BC, Tuba, String Bass, Snare Drum, Bass Drum/Large Tam-Tam/Cymbals
Percussion: Snare Drum (snares off), Bass Drum, Tam-Tam (large), Cymbals
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 2 minutes and 45 seconds (55 measures)
  • Solo bass drum
  • Clarinet 3 never crosses the break
  • Dynamics ppp to f 
  • Articulations used legato, one accent
  • Use of crescendo and decrescendo
  • Use of mutes for trombone and trumpet
  • Snare Drums have snares off

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