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by William Owens

Key - Eb

Time - 4/4

Starts with Flute, Clarinet, and Trumpet in measure 1, most other voices start in measure 2. First section starts with upper voice melody, quarter-quarter-dotted quarter-eighth (1 2 3ee AND), accompaniment part has dotted half - quarter note


Several places where parts enter on beat 2 after a quarter rest on beat 1. ESPECIALLY the trumpet parts.


Woodwind soli section with flutes starting on 3rd ledger line E flat. Ritardando into the fermata, appx. 3 measures prior to the cesura. Going into the fermata upper voices will have a whole note, lower voices have a half rest then half note, then a whole note fermata. Tubas have a Db right before the fermata. After the fermata the low brass start on beat 1, upper voices start on beat 4, then trumpets start on beat 2 of the next measure.


Dotted Quarter - eighth - quarter - two eight ( 1ee And 3 4 And) melodies in the faster section.


The d-flat happens in the euphs, tenor and bari sax, and bassoon. The final section has trumpets playing on beats one and 4, low brass will have melody. There are a few articulations (slurs) to be aware of and watch for. Students need to be very familiar with the E-flat pentascale. Sometimes it uses all five notes, occasionally it will omit one of the notes in the pentascale. Overall the piece is very playable, no real traps written. Stress dynamics in the beginning. Personal advice: Don't spend the first half of the time singing the piece, let the kids play it.

Begins Andante with lots of written dynamics.  Tempo change to Allegro following a fermata and grand pause.  Dflat concert accidental in Bassoon, Euph and tenor sax. 

Percussion:  Timpani, Bells, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals, Triangle,
Suspended Cymbal

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