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Composition: Workin' on the Railroad

Composer: American Folk Song arr. by Donald Moore

Measure # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Form
A A

Phrase
Structure
Tempo
Quarter Note = 132 bpm (Swing Eighth Notes) Motif #1 Quarter Note = 132 bpm (Swing E

Dynamics
mf
Meter/Rhythm
4/4 Time 4/4 Time

Tonality
D Major (Blues Scale <includes F-natural, A-flat, C-natural, G-sharp> Chromaticism) D Major (Blues Scale <includes F-

Harmonic
I I I IV
Motion
Orchestration
Basses T1 Melody, T2 & Bass Accompaniment T1 Melody, T2 & Bass Accompanim

General
Soultry Spirited Supported Questioning Buiilding
Character
Means for
Lean into the F-natural,
Expression Basses fade down, allow T2 and Bass Chromatic lines - M. 14 & 16 bring out all three could potentially gliss into half
diction - "woerkin", hear the
melody to cut through bring out colors notes
hard 'K"

Conducting
Concerns
Gesture of Syncopation on Gesture of syncopation on Gesture of syncopation on Gesture of syncopation on Showing m. 18 crescendo and
(Ideally, this piece
beat 3 of m. 1 & 3 beat 1 of m. 5 and m. 7 beats 1 & 3 beats 1 & 3 decrescendo in m. 20
could be
unconducted)
Rehearsal
Start with claps then Accompaniment come forward Diction - hearing the consonants/
Consideration
eventually transition to when meoldy has long notes Balance of Melody over accompaniment call and response between upper
snapping on 2 & 4 to keep the line moving. and lower voices
Composition: Workin' on the Railroad
Composer: American Folk Song arr. by Donald Moore

19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37

B C C D

arter Note = 132 bpm (Swing Eighth Notes) Motif #2 Quarter Note = 132 bpm (Swing Eighth Notes) @m.37

basses
f p mp mf f mf mf

Time

Major (Blues Scale <includes F-natural, A-flat, C-natural, G-sharp> Chromaticism) D Major (Blues Scale <includes F-natural, A-flat, C-natura

I I I I I

Bass T1 Melody, T2 & Bass Bass


Melody, T2 & Bass Accompaniment T1, T2, Bass Unison Rhythm T1 Melody, T2 & Bass
melody Harmony melody

Buiilding Hushed Persistent Declarative Confident Instrument

ould potentially gliss into half tease the audience with a swell surprised, SOMEONE IS WITH m. 34 T2 bring out moving Add some character,
light, "stage whisper"
notes and then back down DINAH chromaticism scatting

howing m. 18 crescendo and Small pattern, light, grow/decay


small and light more weight grow and emphasize syncopation bouncy, style c
decrescendo in m. 20 in m.24

tion - hearing the consonants/ bring out bass moving lines, make
grow through repeated notes and
l and response between upper style change it more interesting the second unison rhythm is important make sure the "F's"
words
and lower voices time
Composition: Workin' on the Railroad
Composer: American Folk Song arr. by Donald Moore

38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52

D E E

Quarter Note = 132 bpm


ng Eighth Notes) @m.37 Motif #3
(Swing Eighth Notes)

mp
f sub. mp p mf f ff

D Major (Blues Scale <includes F-


s F-natural, A-flat, C-natural, G-sharp> Chromaticism) natural, A-flat, C-natural, G-sharp>
Chromaticism)

I I

T1 Melody, T2 & Bass Accomp. TTB Rhythmic Unison

Instrumental Building Fading Colorful/Punctuation

Add some character, this is like Bring it down so that the last four
Accented, making it different Jazz chord, loud
scatting measures pop!

stop time beat one and grow,


bouncy, style change larger pattern lessening, decrescendo start again in m.50 and grow
until the big finale

Balancf the chord and


back into unison rhythm,
make sure the "F's" are audible Trick the audience balanced crecendo to end with
confidence
the final phrase.

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