YOUNG BAND REPERTOIRE PROJECT

Literature Analyses



REFLECTIONS

written by James Swearingen


Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse Company
Year Published: 1984 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = None

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

 

Reviewed by: Ruben Escamilla - Spring 1999

Style/Form: Introduction (m.1 - m.4; quarter = 76-80); Part A (m.5 - m.21; A tempo); Part B (m.21 - m.28; Piu mosso); Part A (m.29 -  end; Tempo 1)
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Four flats (m.1 - end)
No key changes
 
Time Signatures: 4/4 (m.1 - end)
Ranges: Woodwinds:

    Flutes up to f1, down to f; Clarinet 1 & 2 up to c2, down to g; Clarinet 3 up to e1, down to G; Oboe up to b1 down to e

Brass:

    Cornet 1 up to e1, down to f; Trombone 1 up to e, down to F, Tuba up to BB-flat, down to CCC (optional)

Rhythms: Winds:

    Level 2

Percussion:

    Level 2

Instrumentation: Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Cornet 1, Cornet 2, Cornet 3, Horn in F 1 & 2, Horn in F 3 & 4, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Trombone 3, Baritone TC, Baritone BC, Tuba, Percussion, Timpani, Mallets (Bells)
Percussion: Snare Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbals, Mallets (Bells), Timpani
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 3 minutes, 40 seconds (49 measures)
Comments:
  • Has a piccolo part
  • Flute, Oboe parts divisi
  • Use of accent, marcato, legato, and tenuto articulations
  • Use of fermata and caesura
  • Soli lines throughout parts
  • Use of ritardando
  • Dynamics range from pp to f
  • Cup mutes required for Cornets in last 2 measures
  • Repetitious melody line

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