YOUNG BAND REPERTOIRE PROJECT

Literature Analyses



YORKSHIRE BALLAD

written by  James Barnes


Publisher: Southern Music Company
Year Published: 1985 
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 2.5

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

 
Reviewed by: Ruben Escamilla - Spring 1999
Style/Form: 2 sections to this piece.  Part A (m.1 - m.33): Adagio-Lento e sostenuto; Part B (m.34 to end) Un poco piu mosso
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Two flats (m.1 - m.33); three flats (m.33 - end); one key change 
Time Signatures: 4/4 (m.1 - end)
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Clarinet 1 up to b1 down to G; Alto Sax 1 up to b1 down to d (one time); Tenor Sax up to f1 down to c
Brass:
    Trumpet 1 up to g1 down to c; Horn in F 1 up to f1 down to c; Trombone 1 up to e down to BB-flat; Tuba up to B-flat down to GGG
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 1
Percussion:
    Level 1
Instrumentation: Piccolo, Flute 1, Flute 2, Oboe 1/Oboe 2, Bassoon 1/Bassoon 2, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, Bass Clarinet, Contralto Clarinet, Contrabass 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 TC, Baritone BC, Tuba, String Bass, Bells, Triangle, Suspended Cymbal, Timpani
Percussion: Bells, Triangle/Suspended Cymbal, Timpani
Conductor Score: Full score and Condensed score
Length/Timing: 2 minutes, 40 seconds (59 measures)
Comments:
  • Dynamics are from p to ff
  • Optional parts:  Piccolo, Oboe 2, Bassoon 2, String Bass
  • Flute 2 part is divisi
  • Breath marks and phrasing markings are indicated
  • Use of crescendos and decrescendos
  • Articulations used are tenuto, slurs, and legato
  • Short timpani solos

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