Literature Analyses


By Ravel/ Smith

Publisher: Belwin Music Publishing Corp.
Year Published: 1994
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = Not given

1995 - 98 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

Reviewed by: Richard Gamble- Spring 1999
Style/Form: Gently - Flowing
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

No key changes; One flat


Time Signatures: 4/4 m. 1 - end
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Oboe down to B; Clarinet 1 down to A; Bassoon down to AA; Alto Sax 1 down to c; Bari Sax down to a
    Tuba down to AAA
Rhythms: Winds:
    Upper woodwinds & Trumpets have occasional level 2 syncopations; Low brass and woodwinds have level 1 rhythms
    Level 1
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn in F, Trombone, Baritone TC, Baritone BC, Tuba
Percussion: Bells, Timpani, Percussion I (Triangle), Percussion II (Suspended cymbal, wind chimes)
Conductor Score: Full score; 19 lines
Length/Timing: 2 minutes, 30 seconds (44 measures)
  • Flutes begin piece with a legato melody accompanied by bells 
  • Trumpets enter with a second melody at bar 8
  • Entire ensemble plays at bar 13
  • Tempo increases slightly at bar 34
  • Piece ends with soft dynamics
  • Be careful not to exceed dynamics throughout

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