Literature Analyses


written by Elliot Del Borgo

Publisher: MusicWorks
Year Published: 1993
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 2
1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 2
Reviewed by: Mark Koehl - Spring 1999
Style/Form: Cantabile (quarter = 72) - Quickly (quarter = 144) 

A (m.1 - m.23) - B (m.24 - end) 

Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

No key changes:

three flats (m.1 - end)

Time Signatures: 4/4 (m.1 - m.23); 2/4 (m.24 - end) 
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to f2, Oboe to c2 (one time), Bassoon up to c, Clarinet 1 up to c2 (one time), Alto Sax up to c2 (one time)
    Trumpet 1 up to f1, Trumpet 2 up to d1, Tuba up to C
Rhythms: Winds:
    Mostly Level 1 rhythms throughout.  Some Level 2 rhythms. 
    Level 3 rhythms throughout in Snare and Bongos.  Other parts have Level 1 and 2 rhythms.
Instrumentation: 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, Horn in F, Trombone, Baritone BC, Baritone TC, Tuba, Convertable Bass Line, Percussion 1, Percussion 2, Mallet percussion, Timpani
Percussion: Triangle, Bongos, Snare Drum, Wood Block, Tom Toms, Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Bells, Timpani
Conductor Score: Full Score
Length/Timing: 4 minutes, 15 seconds; 129 measures
  • Rhythms are fairly simple throughout
  • Full band syncopated rhythms
  • No key changes
  • Wide range of percussion instruments used
  • Two contrasting styles used
  • Lacks necessary stylistic articulation markings
  • Melody difficult to balance in A section

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