Literature Analyses


written by James Curnow

Publisher: Hal Leanard Publications
Year Published: 1992
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = Not Rated
1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 2
Reviewed by: Mark Koehl - Spring 1999
Style/Form: A B C Coda 

A (m.1 - m.55); B (m.56 - m.98); C (m.99 - m.113); D (m.114 - end)

Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

One key change:

one flat (m.1 - m.98); two flats (m.99 - end)

Time Signatures: 3/4 (m.1 - m.55); 2/4 (m.56 - m.98); 4/4 (m.99 - 113); 2/4 (m.114 - end) 
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to f2 (one time), Bassoon up to d, Clarinet 1 and 2 down to E, Clarinet 1 up to c2 (one time), Clarinet 2 up to g1 (one time), Clarinet 3 up to e1 (one time), Bass Clarinet down to E, Alto Sax up to b1 (one time), Teneo Sax up to a1 (one time), Bari Sax up to a1 All others have average ranges
    Trumpet 1 up to a1, Trumpet 2 up to f1, Trombone 1and 2 up to d, Baritone up to e, Tuba up to C
Rhythms: Winds:
    Mostly Level 1 and 2 rhythms throughout.  Some Level 3 rhythms in the B section rhythmic motif and in the C secction (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet). 
    Mostly Level 1 rhythms throughout.  Snare has level 2 rhythms a few times.
Instrumentation: Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Trumpet 3, Horn in F 1, Horn in F 2, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Baritone BC, Baritone TC, Tuba, String Bass, Percussion 1, Percussion 2, Mallet Percussion
Percussion: Triangle, Sleigh Bells, Snare, Tambourine, Suspended Cymbal, Bass Drum, Bells, Xylophone, Timpani
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 3 minutes, 30 seconds (136 measures)
  • Rhythms are fairly simple throughout
  • Contrasting styles in the different sections
  • Three time changes
  • No bass drum
  • Trumpet solo (4 bars)

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