Literature Analyses

Chorale Prelude

arranged by:  Anne McGinty

Publisher: Queenwood Publications
Year Published: 1992
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = "Developing Band Series"

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

Reviewed by: Ruben Escamilla - Spring 1999
Style/Form: Broadly (quarter = 66; m.1 - 34); A little slower, Very legato and sustained (quarter = 60; m.35 - end ); 
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

One key change:

two flats (m1 - 34); three flats (m.35 - end)

Time Signatures: Dominating meter 3/4, alternating meter 4/4, 2/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Clarinet 2 and Bass Clarinet never cross the break; Tenor Sax up to g1
    All within practical range
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 1 
    Level 1 and 3; no syncopation
Instrumentation: Flute; Oboe; Clarinet 1; Clarinet 2; Bass Clarinet; Alto Sax; Tenor Sax; Bari Sax; Cornet/Trumpet 1; Trumpet 2; Horn in F; Trombone/Baritone BC/Bassoon; Baritone TC; Tuba; Bells; Percussion
Percussion: Bells, Snare Drum, Bass Drum
Conductor Score: Full Conductor Score
Length/Timing: 4 minutes, 10 seconds (116 measures)
  • Extensive use of crescendos and diminuendos
  • Dynamic range from p to ff
  • Feeling of canon form
  • Use of diminuendos and crescendos

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