Literature Analyses


Written by  James Andrews

Publisher: Shawnee Press Inc.
Year Published: 1977 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 2

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

Reviewed by: Ruben Escamilla - Spring 1999
Style/Form: Medley of three songs - Introduction (m.1 - m.9); Away to Rio (m.9 - m.42); Shenandoah (m.43 - m.78); What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor? (m. 79 - end)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Three flats (m.1 - m.42); four flats (m.43 - m.59); three flats (m.60 - m.78); two flats (m.79 - end)
Time Signatures: 3/4 (m.1 - m.42); 4/4 (m.43 - m.78); 2/4 (m.79 - end)
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to b2 (one time); Clarinet 1 up to d1 down to F (one time), Clarinet 3 up to d1 down to F; Tenor Sax up to a1 down to c (one time); Bari Sax up to g1 (one time) down to B-flat (two times)
    Cornet 1 up to f1 (several times) down to c (one time); Cornet 3 up to f1 (one time); Horn in F 1 up to f1 (one time) down to B (one time); Trombone 1 up to e1 down to BB-flat (one time); Trombone 3 up to c down to BB - flat; Baritone up to e down to BB-flat (one time); Tuba up to C down to BBB-flat
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 3
    Level 3
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, E-flat Clarinet, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, Bass Clarinet (Contrabass Clarinet), Bassoon, Alto Sax (Alto Clarinet), Tenor Sax, Bari Sax (Contralto Clarinet), Cornet 1, Cornet 2, Cornet 3, Horn in F 1, Horn in F 2, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Trombone 3, Baritone TC, Baritone BC, Bells/Triangle/Suspended Cymbal/Snare Drum/Bass Drum, Timpani
Percussion: Bells, Triangle/Suspended Cymbal, Timpani
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 4 minutes, 15 seconds (128 measures)
  • Dynamics are from p to fff
  • Some 3/4 sections should be taken in 1
  • Articulations used:  accent, tenuto, marcato, legato
  • Different tempos Maestoso, Andante, Adagio, Largo, Allegretto, Ponderoso
  • Use of crescendo, decrescendo, ritardando, and allargando
  • Optional repeat m.9 to m.40
  • Flute part divisi m.45 to m.59
  • Three songs are used Away to Rio, Shenandoah, and What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor?

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