Literature Analyses


written by Mark Williams


Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company
Year Published: 1992
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = Easy/Medium Easy

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 1


Reviewed by: Juan Garcia - Spring 1999

Style/Form: Adagio/Allegro expressive lyric form.

AABA with D.S. al Coda. 

Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

One key

3 flats (m.1 to end)

Time Signatures: 3/4 (m.1 - m.16) 2/4 (m. 17 to D.S) 3/4 (Coda to  2 measures from the end)
Ranges: Woodwinds:

    Flute up to e-flat 2; Oboe  up to a-flat 1; Bassoon down to F; Clarinet 1  up to c2; Clarinet 2 up to f; Tenor Sax to up a1. 


    F Horn up to d1; Cornet 1 up to f1; Trombone 1 up to d; Trombone 2 up to c

Rhythms: Winds:

    Level 3 with the exception of lower brass which is in level 2 and 1.


    Level 1 with the exception of one measure of level 3 rhythms at m.41.

Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Cornet 1, Cornet 2, Horn in F, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Baritone TC/BC, Tuba, Snare/Bass Drum, Cymbals, Timpani,Mallets(Bells & Xylophone).
Percussion: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal,(3 drums) Timpani, Tambourine,Mallets.
Conductor Score: Full Score
Length/Timing: 2 minutes, 30 seconds (56 measures plus 19 measures for 

DC al Coda).

  • Clarinets soli at the beginning against a fully scored background.
  • Cornets & Flute & Oboe pickup melody at measure 9.
  • Nice Saxophone & F Horn line at measure 17.

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