Literature Analyses


written by Michael Sweeney

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Year Published: 1995 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 1.5

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 1


Reviewed by: Ruben Escamilla - Spring 1999

Style/Form: Part A, Moderately slow (m.1 - m.23; quarter = 96)

Part B, With Intensity (m.23 - end; quarter = 144)

Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Three flats (m.1 - end)
No key changes
Time Signatures: 4/4 and alternation 2/4 measures from m.50 - m.65
Ranges: Woodwinds:

    Clarinet up to f1, down to e; Clarinet 2 never crosses the break


    Trumpet 1 up to d1, down to c; Tuba up to C, down to BBB-flat

Rhythms: Winds:

    Level 1


    Level 1

Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn in F, Trombone/Baritone BC/Bassoon, Baritone TC, Tuba, Percussion 1, Percussion 2, Bells
Percussion: Percussion 1 (Snare Drum, Bass Drum), Percussion 2 (Suspended Cymbal, Gong, Triangle, Bell Tree, Wood Block, Tamborine), Bells
Conductor Score: Semi score (10 line score)

Flute/Oboe; Clarinet 1/Clarinet 2; Alto Sax; Tenor Sax; Trumpet 1/Trumpet 2; Horn in F; Low Brass/Low Woodwinds; Percussion 1; Percussion 2; Bells

Length/Timing: 2 minutes, 10 seconds (84 measures)
  • Unison Bass line
  • Flute divisi a few times
  • Cup mutes needed for Trumpets
  • Trombone/Baritone BC/Bassoon doubled and have optional divisi parts
  • Fermatas used
  • Staccatos and slurred articulations are used
  • Dynamics range from pp to ff
  • Multi percussion accessories but 4 players are capable of playing everything, not including Bells
  • Multi use of crescendos and decrescendos

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