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Literature Analyses


MODAL OVERTURE

Written by John O' Reilly


Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Year Published: 1976
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = Not Rated

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

 

Reviewed by: Mark Koehl - Spring 1999

Style/Form: A B A' C A Coda

A( (m. 1 - m. 25); B (m. 26 - m. 29); A' (m. 30 - m. 35); C (m. 36 - m. 43); A (m. 1 - 21); Coda  (last 4 bars)

Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

No key changes

three flats (m. 1 - end)

Time Signatures: No time changes

4/4 (m. 1 - end)

Ranges: Woodwinds:

    Clarinet 1 up to a1.  All have normal ranges

Brass:

    Cornet 1 up to d1.  All have normal ranges

Rhythms: Winds:

    Level 2 rhythms;  Dotted-quarter/eighth combination is common.

Percussion:

    Level 2 rhythms for four measures only.  Most of piece has Level 1 rhythms.

Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Cornet 1, Cornet 2, Horn in F, Trombone, Baritone BC/Bassoon, Baritone TC, Tuba, Percussion 
Percussion: Tambourine, Snare Drum, Bass Drum
Conductor Score: Semi-score; 7 lines with Flute/oboe line combined and Low Brass/ Low Woodwind line combined
Length/Timing: 3 minutes, 25 seconds (68 measures)
Comments:
  • No key or time changes
  • Dynamic Range is mp - f
  • 8 bar flute soli section with the rest of the band playing whole notes
  • One repeat and a D.C. al Coda

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