Literature Analyses


Written by James D. Ployhar

Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co.
Year Published: 1982
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = Not given

1995 - 98 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

Reviewed by: Richard Gamble- Spring 1999
Style/Form: I. The Bonny Lighter- Boy (Allegretto) 
II. Scarborough Fair (Andante moderato) 
III. High Germany (Alla marcia)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

I. One flat 
II. Two flats 
III. One flat
Time Signatures: I. 6/8 
II. 3/4 
III. 4/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to f2; Oboe down to c; Bassoon up to d, down to GG; Alto Sax 1 up to d2; Tenor Sax up to g1; Bari Sax up to b1
    Trumpet 1 up to g1; Horn 1 down to A; Trombone 1 up to f; BC Euphonium up to f; Tuba up to D, down to AAA
Rhythms: Winds:
    Upper woodwinds & Trumpets have level 2 & 3 rhythms; Low brass and woodwinds have level 2 rhythms
    Level 2 & 3; Snare has level 3 rhythms 
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, E- flat Clarinet, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Trumpet 3, Horn 1 & 2, Horn 3 & 4, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Trombone 3, Baritone TC, Baritone BC, Bass (Tuba)
Percussion: Drums, Timpani, Chimes
Conductor Score: Semi-full score; 8 lines
Length/Timing: 4 minutes (135 measures)
  • Movement I begins fortissimo
  • Movement II is slow and expressive
  • Movement III is a march ending at fortissimo volume with a ritardando
  • Low brass and low woodwinds are doubled throughout

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