2019 UIL SR INFO

Level 1

Title - Citadel

Composer - Jack Wilds

Key - Bb throughout

Time - 4/4 throughout

Very basic rhythms.  Lots of 1 2&3 4 rhythms.  Some thin textured parts, also staggered entrances between ww and brass in the middle of the piece. Trumpets have a section where they rest 2 measures and then come in after rest of brass. Fanfare-ish. Tympani has quarter notes often.

More info:  Rhythmic things 1 2& 3 4  and 1 2 3 4& quarter note followed by dotted half note. Alto sax flute melody with low brass accomp. Low brass will see all 3 ryhthms listed during a 4 measure ensemble crescendo. 16ths on beat 4 in percussion

Level 2

Title - Renaissance Dance

Composer - Jack Wilds

Key - Bb throughout

Time - 4/4 throughout

Renaissance type piece with snare off throughout. Octave range (Bb).  Feels like a beginning band piece.  No tricks.  Very playable

More info:  Melody has lots of 1 2&3 4, then 1 2&3 4&. High winds have an ostinato with the same rhythm, but melody is elsewhere. Trumpets have a different melody about 3/4 of the way through. No style change is marked, but you might approach that section as a lyrical interlude. A few exposed timpani moments - need a strong player here.  Cymbal/triangle part can be covered by 1 player, but is easier with 2. Lots of low brass/ww 3&4& descending line into the next measure Overall very playable, maybe a bit too easy. No traps or weird phrases. Sounds like a stock beginner band piece.

More info from a director - this almost threw my trumpets off. Near the end as mentioned in your notes, there’s a half note BETWEEN 2 pairs of eighth notes in melody

Even more info from a director - the snare drum is instructed to have snares turned off. (Glad I mentioned it— my kid didn’t see it!)
- There’s two spots where it’s just percussion playing, no winds
- One thin 8 measure section with 4 measures of woodwinds minus altos, then brass and altos reply.
- trumpets have different entrances than the rest of the band, they’ll need a cue
- at the 1& 2- 4& spot, some of the band just has 1 2- 4. Could confuse younger kids who are trying to match what they hear.
- briefly snare and bass drum drop out, and triangle is the only “metronomic” percussion playing

Level 3

Title - Intrepid

Composer - Jack Wilds

Key - Bb throughout

Time - 4/4 throughout

Tempo is moderate. It has lots of dotted quarter eighth note rhythms. There are a couple of places that the scoring is thin, but nothing too unusual or tricky. There are two places where half the band ends a phrase on beat one with a quarter note followed by rests while the other half begins a phrase on the same beat one. NO ACCIDENTALS.  All in all VERY playable piece as long as students count and play basic rhythms.

-More info:  The trick with this one is staggered entrances throughout the whole piece, such as by trumpets, then flutes, then horns, then altos, etc.  Percussion has staggered entrances, too.  Clarinet crosses the break a few times.  Some random big leaps in alto range.

-Update 3/9 - Alto sax and clarinet have the following rhythm in the the middle of the piece: 1 2 3 &..., 1... & 3 & 4. 

Level 4

Title:  Tahoka Barndance

Composer:  Gabriel Musella

Key:  Bb/Eb/Bb

Time Signature:  2/4, 3/4, 2/4

Style:  Barn/Hoedown Dance

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ABA format, starts in Bb, middle section is Eb, goes back to Bb

Don't remember there being accidentals. Moderato 2/4 beginning and end, slow 3/4 B section. There are 16th notes in almost every section but they lay pretty well and are repetitive.

lots of call and response - highs play 1 e & a 2 &, lows and trumpet answer 1 & 2

TWO CESURA FERMATAS 

3/4 Eb section is incredibly thick in texture and totally opposite of the A section.  It is very pretty.

The biggest challenge: LOTS of back and forth

One measure of Fl/Cl, next measure tpt/sax, next measure fl/cl, next measure tpt/sax, etc.

Very weird but cute piece.  2nd A section seemed to similar if not same as first.

Its VERY playable as long as the kids count and come incorrectly it's pretty straight forward.

Quite a few exposed sections, so make sure they play with confidence

MORE INFO:  

The 16th note patterns are up and down the Bb and F pentascale, except for one passage that most of the band has at various points, that (in concert pitch) does G-F-D-C in a sixteenth pattern. 

 

The one-measure of 16ths do go back in forth between trumpets/saxes and clarinets/flutes, but each group will be lead at different times by those sections. (clarinets/flutes lead, trumpets/saxes answer then trumpets/saxes lead, clarinets/flutes answer

 

The low brass have an upbeat entrance after two quarter notes in the 2-4 section (1 2 rest AND 2)

 

Upper woodwinds, during the 3-4 section will have dotted quarter notes on beat 1 as well as 2. 

 

Timpani has a prominent part at the beginning, and needs to know how to count a two-sixteenth-eighth pattern (1-E-AND). 

 

It is recommended to spend a few times going through the last two measures, as the "weird" 16th pattern is in unison in the last two measures. 

Level 5

Title:  Unknown

Composer:  Clifton Jones(?)

Key:  F/Bb

Time Signature:  4/4 and 3/4

Tempo:  Moderato then Allegro

Good piece. F then Bb 4/4 then 3/4. A few repeating 16th note passages for upper WW. One syncopated rhythm pattern passed around the band. 1st trpt has a big jump to high G. One small fugal part but not bad. Baritone on c when trombone on a Bb. Suggestion is to read ALL the prior Clifton Jones pieces from the past-It’s kind of a combo of all of them. WW 16th (pretty distonic) in both moderato & allegro Little fugue between WW/Brass count carefully Big intervals in exposed Tpt/Clar/Oboe in moderato. Exposed horn, then sax/horn dotted quarters... Syncopated low brass at start. Funky little ending in 3/4 weird rest at end

Level 6

Title: Variations on a Jim Sudduth Hymn

Composer: Gabe Musella

Key: F, Bb and Ab

Time: 3/4, 4/4

Tempo: Espressive/march

FIVE TYMPANI!!

Beginning is in 3/4 in F concert.  Trumpets comer after count 1.  Mm 19 fermata

Then 3/4 in Bb.  WW 16ths then half.  Trumpet/Horn have a sfz and fermata

4/4 in Eb.  March Tempo.  Percussion soli.  Dotted 8th/16th rhythms.

Mm 65 key of Ab 4/4 - NO PREP INTO IT.  Dotted 8th/16ths.  Low brass quarter rest 8th-8th half then repeat

Ends on 1 rest 3 rest 1.

Also: 3/4 in F espressivo legato with Clarinets/ Saxes on the melody with Count 3 entrance very very playable ends with a fermata. Marimba part is busy and needs to be covered by a GOOD player. Marimba NOT Xylo or bells!!!!


3/4 in Bb moderato Flutes have 4 16ths and a half note pattern for 3 measures followed by 8 16ths and a quarter every 2 measures. Clarinets join with the same pattern. Melody is carried by horns and saxes in basic quarter eighth eighth quarter pattern. Ends with 1 measure of silence, no percussion nothing followed by trumpets alone with Fp fermata.

Ab March Patrol starts with snare bass for 1 measure followed by low brass on quarter note dotted 8th 16th 2 16ths eighth rest quarter pattern. Trumpets/horns/ clarinet 2 and 3 carry the melody but flutes and 1st clarinets have a 16th and 8th note pattern over the top of the melody. Moves to trumpet fanfare style with melody in the low brass and then back to the original melody/counter for a recap. 

Relatively few accidentals and most of those are in the Ab section. 75 measures and very very playable. The melody is very musical but the accompaniment parts are sometimes nonsensical or tricky just to be tricky.

3/4 in F Espressivo style in beg Repetitive marimba 16th pattern in beg 3/4 in Bb Moderato tempo; flute 16th note exposed lick in beg and then add clar 1, then all clarinets 4/4 in Ab Patrol March tempo Quarter, dotted 8th/16th, 2 16ths, 8th rest, quarter or 2 8th notes - throughout ... it starts in low winds 16th note 8th note melody in flute, oboe, and clar 1.  Is only 75 measures long.  Very playable

More info from a director:

3/4 in F espressivo legato with Clarinets/ Saxes on the melody with Count 3 entrance very very playable ends with a fermata. Marimba part is busy and needs to be covered by a GOOD player. Marimba NOT Xylo or bells!!!!

3/4 in Bb moderato Flutes have 4 16ths and a half note pattern for 3 measures followed by 8 16ths and a quarter every 2 measures. Clarinets join with the same pattern. Melody is carried by horns and saxes in basic quarter eighth eighth quarter pattern. Ends with 1 measure of silence, no percussion nothing followed by trumpets alone with Fp fermata.

Ab March Patrol starts with snare bass for 1 measure followed by low brass on quarter note dotted 8th 16th 2 16ths eighth rest quarter pattern. Trumpets/horns/ clarinet 2 and 3 carry the melody but flutes and 1st clarinets have a 16th and 8th note pattern over the top of the melody. Moves to trumpet fanfare style with melody in the low brass and then back to the original melody/counter for a recap. 

Relatively few accidentals and most of those are in the Ab section. 75 measures and very very playable. The melody is very musical but the accompaniment parts are sometimes nonsensical or tricky just to be tricky.


 

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