American Riversongs

From Wind Repertory Project
Pierre LaPlante

Pierre La Plante


Subtitle: A Folksong Setting for Band


General Info

Year: 1991
Duration: c. 6:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Movements (played without pause)

1. Down the River - 1:20
2. Shenandoah - 2:10
3. The Glendy Burk
4. Creole Bamboula


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Mallet Percussion
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Mallets
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


Errata

In Score:

  • Flute I/Piccolo, m.50-51, "sim" marking occurs in m.51 in the score, m.50 in the part
  • Flute I/Piccolo, m.96, accent missing on the B-flat
  • Flute I/Piccolo, m.245, add "sf crescendo" to F
  • Flute II, m.72-73, oboe cue missing from score but included in part
  • Flute II, m.96, accent missing on B-flat
  • Flute II, m.245, add "sf crescendo" to F
  • Bassoon, m.187, remove the low C 8th note on beat two
  • Clarinet II, m.26, transposition is incorrect (should match Clarinet I part)
  • Clarinet III, m.26, transposition is incorrect (should match Clarinet I part)
  • Clarinet III, m.207, accent missing on the D
  • Alto Sax I, m.30, add slur from G to the A
  • Alto Sax II, m.30, add slur from G to the A
  • Trumpet II, m.2, add "soli"
  • Trumpet II, m.121, add staccato to the first note (D)
  • Trombone I, m.247-248, add gliss marking from B to C, across the barline
  • Trombone III, m.203, change A to F
  • Euphonium, m.219-222, the cues that are present in the score are NOT present in the part
  • Timpani, m.106, add "play" to the measure (following the cues)
  • Timpani, m.222-234, add staccato markings to all notes
  • Percussion II, m.196-203, add accents to all notes
  • Percussion II, m.238, add accents to all notes
  • Percussion II, m.239, add "sim" above measure to extend accents
  • Percussion II, m.246, add accents above all notes
  • Percussion II, m.247, add "sim" above measure to extend accents

In Parts:

  • Flute I/Piccolo, m.217, add accent on the D
  • Flute II, m.13, change third 8th note from F to G (as in the Flute I part)
  • Flute II, m.136, add "dim."
  • Flute II, m.217, add accent on the D
  • Flute II, m.227, add accent on both Ds
  • Bassoon, m.73, add tenuto on second note, add breath mark at the end of the measure
  • Bassoon, m.99, change last note from C to B-flat (bottom voice)
  • E-flat Clarinet, m.2, change A to G
  • E-flat Clarinet, m.51, entire measure is incorrect, change notes to G, A, B (rhythm is correct)
  • E-flat Clarinet, m.75, add tenuto to the E
  • E-flat Clarinet, m.95, make the E a dotted 8th note
  • E-flat Clarinet, m.156, add tenuto to D
  • E-flat Clarinet, m.157, add accent to C and A
  • E-flat Clarinet, m.187, add accent to first note
  • E-flat Clarinet, m.203, dad accent to D
  • E-flat Clarinet, m.243, add slur from last note in m.243 to first note in the next measure (A to D)
  • E-flat Clarinet, m.244, change all staccato markings to accents
  • B-flat Clarinet I, m.244, change all staccato markings to accents
  • B-flat Clarinet III, m.20, add slur from C to B
  • B-flat Clarinet III, m.146, change last three notes to B, A, C (below the staff)
  • B-flat Clarinet III, m.161, add courtesy natural sign to B
  • B-flat Clarinet III, m.244, change all staccato markings to accents
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet, m.20, add slur from G to F
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet, m.40, change first note from quarter to 8th note (add flag)
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet, m.13, add an 8th note rest after each quarter note
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet, m.105, change A to C
  • E-flat Alto Sax I, m.65, add slur from G to A
  • E-flat Alto Sax I, m.220, add staccato marks to the last three notes
  • E-flat Alto Sax I, m.221, add staccato marks to the last three notes
  • E-flat Alto Sax II, m.108, add courtesy natural sign above C
  • B-flat Tenor Sax, m.35, add slur from G to A
  • B-flat Tenor Sax, m.210, remove flat sign before B
  • E-flat Baritone Sax, m.245, change 2 to 3 measure rest
  • Trumpet I, m.189-192, add staccato markings above all 8th notes
  • Trumpet I, m.190, add tenuto on dotted 8th note (G)
  • Trumpet II, m.88, add tenuto to A
  • Trumpet II, m.188, add "out of stand" on beat two
  • Horn II, m.155, add "1" to indicate first part only
  • Horn II, m.m.159, change rhythm to two 16th notes and an 8th note on beat 1 (same notes)
  • Trombone III, m.209, add tenuto to B-flat
  • Bass, m.76, change C to E-flat
  • Bass, m.82, add rehearsal box above m.82
  • Timpani, m.22, add staccato markings to all 8th notes
  • Timpani, m.106, add "play" to measure (following cues)
  • Timpani, m.222-234, add staccato markings to all notes
  • Timpani, m.236, add rehearsal box above measure
  • Mallets, m.196, change last 8th note from C to D
  • Percussion I, m.247, change rhythm on beat 1 to 16th-8th-16th to match previous measure
  • Percussion II, m.196-203, add accents to all notes
  • Percussion II, m.239, add "sim." above measure to extend accents
  • Percussion II, m.247, add "sim." above measure to extend accents


Program Notes

This marvelous work is a moving tribute to an earlier time, when our rivers and other waterways were the lifelines of our growing nation. Featuring Down The River; Shenandoah (Across The Wide Missouri); The Glendy Burk and a delightful Creole bamboula tune.

- Program Note from publisher


Commissioned and dedicated to the 1988-89 Oberlin High School Band, Stephen Johnson III, director, Oberlin, Ohio.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class CC
  • Florida: IV
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP I
  • Louisiana: III
  • Maryland: III
  • Michigan: Senior High B
  • Minnesota: II
  • New York: Concert Band III
  • North Carolina: IV
  • Oklahoma: III-A
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Texas: III. Complete
  • Virginia: IV
  • Wisconsin: Event 3000 Concert Band.Class B Std Rep


Performances

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  • University of Kentucky (Lexington) Concert Band (Adam P. Miller, conductor) - 15 October 2023
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Wind Symphony (John P. Lynch, conductor) - 5 October 2023
  • Kennesaw State University (Ga.) Wind Symphony (Daniel Lee, conductor) - 27 September 2023
  • ʻAiea (Hi.) High School Band (Lee Ikeda, conductor) - 6 April 2023
  • Ooltewah (Tenn.) High School Symphony Band (Michael Griffith, conductor) - 30 March 2023
  • Syracuse (N.Y.) University Concert Band (Benjamin Vermilyea, conductor) - 23 February 2023
  • Rhode Island Wind Ensemble (Newport) (Robert Franzblau, conductor) - 19 February 2023
  • West Valley High School (Yakima, Wash.) Concert Band (Kirk Knight, conductor) - 3 November 2022
  • Seacoast Wind Ensemble (Kennebunkport, Me.) (Mark A. Stickney, conductor) - 23 June 2022
  • University of Louisville (Ky.) Symphonic Band (Brianna Whittle, conductor) - 29 April 2022
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) University Band (Tyler Strickland, conductor) - 6 December 2021
  • Lebanon Valley College (Annville, Penn.) Symphonic Band (Christopher J Heffner, conductor) - 13 May 2021
  • Stephen F. Austin University (Nacogdoches, Tx.) University Band (Tamey Anglley, conductor) - 25 April 2021
  • University of Texas at Arlington Symphonic Band (Christopher Evans, conductor) - 14 March 2021
  • University of Findlay (Ohio) Wind Ensemble (Wes King, conductor) - 7 March 2021
  • Central College (Pella, Iowa) Honor Band (Eileen McGonigal, conductor) - 25 February 2021
  • Oak Ridge (Tenn.) Community Band (Shaun Salem, conductor) – 16 February 2020
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion) Wind Ensemble (Michael Flanagin, conductor) – 15 November 2019
  • East Tennessee State University (Johnson City) Wind Ensemble (Christian Zembower, conductor) – 17 October 2019
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville) Wind Ensemble (William Pease, conductor) – 28 April 2019
  • Peninsula Symphonic Band (Palo Alto, Calif.) (Ted Henderson, conductor) – 24 March 2019


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