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MODAL SONG AND DANCE

written by  Elliot Del Borgo


Publisher: William Allen Music, Inc.
Year Published: 1985 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = "Difficulty Levels I & II"

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

 
Reviewed by: Ruben Escamilla - Spring 1999
Style/Form: 2 sections to this piece.  Part A (m.1 - m.23): Slowly (quarter = 88) Part B (m.24 to end) Quickly (quarter = 132)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

One flat; no key changes 
Time Signatures: 4/4 (m.1 - end)
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Clarinet 1 up to f1 down to c; Bassoons up to e-flat; Bari Sax down to B (1 time only); Clarinet 2 never crosses the break
Brass:
    Trumpet 1 up to e1 down to B; Trombone up to e-flat, Euphonium BC up to d-flat
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 1 rhythms, but a quick tempo at m.24 to end (quarter = 132)
Percussion:
    Level 1 rhythms, but a quick tempo at m.24 to end (quarter = 132)
Instrumentation: Flute 1/Flute 2, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax (Alto Clarinet/E-flat Horn), Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn in F, Trombone/Baritone BC/Bassoon, Tuba, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Cymbals, Bells
Percussion: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal, Bells
Conductor Score: Semi-score, 12 lines, Piano reduction on score
Length/Timing: 2 minutes, 40 seconds (82 measures)
Comments:
  • Dynamics are limited from mp to ff
  • Clarinet 2 never crosses the break
  • No Timpani part
  • Part A sustained & legato
  • Part B quicker tempo
  • Includes piano part for incomplete instrumentation
  • Baritone BC/Bassoon/Trombone/Tuba are all doubled

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