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Pierre La Plante

Pierre La Plante

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Subtitle: American Folksong Suite No. 1 for Concert Band

General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 7:53
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


1. Patrick on the Railway
2. Sweet Betsy
3. Little David, Play On


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat 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
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail needed)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This folksong-based trilogy is comprised of three folksongs of differing styles and cultural backgrounds, each of which pay tribute to a legendary hero. The Irish immigrant tune from the 1840's Patrick On The Railways; the familiar Sweet Betsy and the African-American spiritual Little David, Play On combine to make a varied and interesting work.

- Program Note by publisher

Commissioned by and dedicated to the North Carolina Central District Bandmasters' Association.

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

State Ratings

  • Georgia: IV
  • Kansas: III
  • Michigan: Senior High B
  • North Carolina: IV


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • La Plante, P. (2003). Legends and Heroes: American Folksong Suite No. 1 [score]. Dawhn Publications: New Glarus, Wisc.