Literature Analyses


Written by William Himes

Publisher: Neil K. Kjos Music Company
Year Published: 1988
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 2.5

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

Reviewed by: Jill Reutlinger - Spring 1999
Style/Form: A B A
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

1 Flat (m.1 - end)
Time Signatures: 4/4 (m.1 - end)
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute 1 up to f2 and down to e-flat, Flute 2 up to e-flat2 and down to e-flat, Oboe up to b-flat, Bassoon up to d and down to DD, Clarinet 1 up to c2, Clarinet 2 up to a1, Clarinet 3 up to e1, Alto Sax 1 up to a1, Alto Sax 2 up to a1, Tenor Sax up to f1
    Trumpet 1 up to f1, Trumpet 2 up to d1, Trombone 1 up to e-flat, Trombone 2 up to c, Baritone down to GG, Tuba up to E and down to AAA-flat
Rhythms: Winds:
  All level 2 through out


 All level 2 through out
Instrumentation: Flute 1, Flute 2, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Bassoon, Cornet/Trumpet 1, Cornet/Trumpet 2, Cornet/Trumpet 3, Horn in F 1, Horn in F 2, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Baritone TC, Barintone BC, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion 1, Percussion 2, Percussion3/4
Percussion: Timpani (2 drums), Chimes, Bells, Suspended Cymbal, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Triangle, Tambourine
Conductor Score: Semi-score;  20 lines
Length/Timing: 4 minutes, 40 seconds
107 Measures
  • 5 measure cymbal roll
  • extended upper and /or lower ranges for most instruments
  • Many tempo changes
  • numerous accidentals
  • All of the Clarinets, Saxes, and Oboes go over the break
  • dynamics range from piano to fortissimo
  • Several Cornet/Trumpet solos
  • Use of accents, legatos, marcatos, and staccatos
  • extended rolls on all percussion except bass drum

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