Literature Analyses


Written by John O'Reilly

Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co.
Year Published: 1983 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = Not given

1995 - 98 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

Reviewed by: Richard Gamble- Spring 1999
Style/Form: I. Space Needle
II. Victoria
III. Mount Hood
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

No key changes; 3 flats m. 1 - end


Time Signatures: I. 6/8 
II. Alternating 2/4 & 3/4
III. 4/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to a flat 2, Oboe up to b flat 1; Clarinet 1 down to F, up to c2; Bassoon down to BBB flat; Alto Sax 1 up to c2; Tenor Sax down to c, up to a1
    Cornet 1 up to g1; Trombone 1 up to g; Euphonium BC up to g; Tuba up to E flat, down to AAA
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 2 & 3 rythms for woodwinds and brass
    Level 2 & 3
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Cornet 1, Cornet 2, Cornet 3, Horn 1, Horn 2, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Trombone 3, Baritone TC, Baritone BC, Tuba
Percussion: Mallet Percussion (xylophone, bells), Percussion (snare drum, bass drum, cymbal, tambourine, triangle, wood block), Timpani
Conductor Score: Semi-full score; 8 lines; Combined Flute/Oboe; Combined low brass and woodwinds
Length/Timing: 5 minutes; 191 mm
  • Tied eighth note syncopations in Movement I
  • Woodwinds and low brass have duples against triples in the snare drum 
  • Movement III has slow 12 bar intro into the Allegro at bar 13
  • Low brass and low woodwinds are doubled

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