As I Walked Through the Meadow

From Wind Repertory Project
Pierre La Plante

Folksong setting by Pierre La Plante

General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 4:35
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Folk song
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $79.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This well-known writer is renowned for his mastery at adapting tuneful folk songs into Graingeresque settings. This beautifully sensitive pastoral setting will give your ensemble a chance to display its musicianship and expressive playing. The main theme returns after the middle section, building to a climax before ending quietly and wistfully.

- Program Note adapted from publisher

In his collection of 100 English Folksongs, (1918), Cecil Sharp notes the existence of various versions of the song As I Walked Through the Meadow. This band arrangement is based on one of two settings found in this collection.

Briefly summarized, a young man is walking through a meadow when he meets a young lass picking flowers and is of course immediately smitten. After at first refusing his advances, she is won over and becomes his bride the very next day.

The music itself conjures up the images of walking through a meadow on a beautiful spring day, with the sun shining, the flowers blooming, a gentle breeze blowing, and allows time for some peace and quiet, reflect, and, at least for a while, forget the cares of the day.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class BB


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