Literature Analyses


Written by Bob Margolis

Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Year Published: 1985
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 1.5

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 1


Reviewed by: Jill Reutlinger - Spring 1999

Style/Form: A (m.1 - m.37) B (m.38 - m.end)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Two flats (m. 1 - end)
Time Signatures: 4/4 (m.1 - end)
Ranges: Woodwinds:

    Flute 1 down to g, Flute 2 up to d1, Oboe down to d1, Clarinet 1 down to A, Clarinet 2 up to e flat 2, Bass Clarinet down to GG


    Horn in F 1 down to a, Horn in F 2 down to A 

Rhythms: Winds:

    All level 1 throughout


    All level 1 throughout

Instrumentation: Flute 1 Flute 2, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Alto Clarinet, Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn in F 1, Horn in F 2, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Euphonium TC, Euphonium BC, Tuba, Timpani, Cymbal, Snare Drum, Percussion, Bass Drum
Percussion: Timpani (1 drum), Crash Cymbals, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Bells, Xylophone, Woodblocks, Suspended Cymbal
Conductor Score: Semi score; 11 lines
Length/Timing: 2 minutes, 30 seconds
(72 Measures)
  • Clarinet 1 and 2 go over the break
  • Alto Clarinet doubles the Bass Clarinet
  • Bari Sax doubles the Tuba
  • Section where all players snap their fingers
  • Use of fermatas, caesuras, slurs, cresendos, decresendos, ritards, accents, staccatos, and legatos
  • Optional use of straight mutes in the Trumpets
  • Numerous accidentals in the March
  • Dynamics vary from Pianissino to Fortissi-issimo

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