Literature Analyses


Written by Adoniram J. Gordon
Arranged by Fred J. Allen

Publisher: TRN Music Publisher
Year Published: "MCMLXC" ? (per score)
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 1.5

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

Reviewed by: Jill Reutlinger - Spring 1999
Style/Form: A (m.1 - 60) B (m.61 - m.89) A(m.90 - m.107)
Legato style
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

 3 flats (m.1 - end)
Time Signatures: 4/4 (m.1 - end)
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute 1 down to d, Flute 2 up to b-flat 1 and down to d, Oboe up to c2, Clarinet 1 up to d2 and down to A, Clarinet 2 up to a1, Clarinet 3 up to a1 and down to F, Bass clarinet up to d1, Bassoon 1 up to e-flat and down to FF, Bassoon 2 up to c and down to BB-flat, Alto Sax 1 up to b-flat1, Alto Sax 2 up to a1, Tenor Sax up to a-flat1, Bari Sax up to B-flat
    Trumpet 1 up to f1, Trumpet 2 up to d1, Trumpet 3 up to b-flat and down to A, Horn 1 up to g1, Horn 2 up to g1, Horn 3/4 up to g1 and down to c, Trombone 1 up to e-flat, Trombone 2 up to d-flat, Trombone 3 up to c and down to B-flat, Baritone up to e-flat and down to GG, Tuba up to C and down to AAA-flat
Rhythms: Winds:
           Level 2 through out

        Level 1 with two quarter-eighth rhythms (one in the Chimes the other in the timpani)

Instrumentation: Flute 1/2, Oboe, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon 1/2, Alto Sax 1/2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2/3, Horn in F 1/2, Horn in F 3/4, Euphonium, Trombone 1, Trombone 2/3, Tuba, Chimes, Timpani, Percussion
Percussion: Chimes, Timpani (3 drums), Triangle, Suspended Cymbal
Conductor Score: Full score;  23 lines
Length/Timing: 2 minutes, 40 seconds (39 Measures)
  • Use of fermatas, tenutos, slurs, and legato style
  • Many solos scattered throughout the work in various voices
  • Dynamics range from piano to fortissimo
  • Numerous cresendos and decresendos
  • Several one bar timpani rolls
  • Very high 8va section for the flutes (m.28 - 32)

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