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La Belle Americana

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Warren Barker

Warren Barker

General Info

Year: 1986
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $10.00

For other availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
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
Bass Trombone
Tuba/String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Siren
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks (2)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


  • B-flat Trumpet, I, m.4: 3/4 meter should read 4/4 meter.
  • Percussion II: Add "2 temple blocks" to instrument list.
  • Percussion II, m.61: Add "3/4" meter signature.
  • Mallets, m.110, beat 1&: Add eighth rest.
  • Mallets, m.110, beat 3: delete half rest.

Program Notes

This medley of American folk songs celebrating girlfriends includes Buffalo Gals; I Dream of Jeannie; L'il Liza Jane; Oh, Susanna; Sweet Betsy from Pike; and Nelly Bly.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Danny Boy (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Clark) (1991/2010)

All Wind Works


  • Barker, W. (1986). La Belle Americana [score]. Wingert-Jones Music: Kansas City, Mo.