Literature Analyses


Written by Paul Jennings

Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Company 
Year Published: 1992
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating =  Grade 1 

1995-98 Texas PML rating: Grade 1

Reviewed by: Juan Garcia - Spring 1999
Style/Form: Expressively - Canon style (quarter = 72-76)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

3 flats (m.1 to end)
Time Signatures: 3/4 (m.1 - end)
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to c2; Oboe  up to f1
    Trumpet 1 up to d1; Trombone/Baritone up to c
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 1 for all; upper woodwinds & Trumpets have level 2 quarter eighth syncopations. Lower brass & Woodwinds have it sporadically.
    Level 1 throughout.
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax ,Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn in F, Trombone/Baritone BC, Baritone TC, Tuba, Percussion1, Percussion 2, Bells, Piano (Opt)
Percussion: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Triangle, Bells, Piano.
Conductor Score: Semi-Score; 8 lines; Low reeds combined with low brass line. 
Length/Timing: 2 minutes 10 seconds (52 measures) 
  • Combined Trombone/Baritone BC line.
  • Soli section for Flute/Oboe & Clarinet 1 at the beginning.
  • Soli line for Trumpet 1 & 2 for 8 measures.
  • Lower brass & woodwinds also have soli section for 8 measures.
  • Use of crescendos and decrescendos.

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