Literature Analyses


James Ployhar


Publisher: Carl Fisher, Inc.
Year Published: 1971 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 1

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 1

Reviewed by: Daniel Lugo - Spring 1999
Style/Form: Moderato


Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Two key changes:

one flat (m.1 - m.21); two flats (m.22 - m.41); three flats (m.42 - end)

Time Signatures: 4/4 (m.1 - end)
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute to f2 (two half notes in mm.52); Clarinet 1 to g1 (two half notes in mm.52); Alto Sax to c1 (only twice)
    Cornet 1 to d1 (two half notes in m.31); Cornet 2 to A; Horn 1 to c1;  Trombone 1 to c; 
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 1
    Level 1; Snare drum rolls on most of the piece.
Instrumentation: Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, E flat Clarinet, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax 1, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Cornet 1, Cornet 2, Horn in F 1, Horn in F 2, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Baritone TC and BC, Tuba, Snare/Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbals, Bells, Timpani
Percussion: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbals, Bells, Timpani
Conductor Score: Semi-Score; 9 lines; Batione and Tubas on the same line, also Bassoon, Bass Clarinet and Baritone Sax on the same line as well.
Length/Timing: 2 minutes
  • Flute doubles Piccolo
  • Clarinet 2 crosses the break only twice
  • Cornet 1 and 2 enter on D (tuning)
  • PPP in Snare drum roll
  • Bells have a solo in the beginning
  • Baritone has a small passage that goes to D in m.49
  • Solos for Flute (5 measures). Cornet (4 measures), Snare Drum (2 measures), Timpani (2 measures; 4 times)

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