Songs of the Plains

From Wind Repertory Project
Pierre La Plante

Pierre La Plante

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $76.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


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 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
Percussion, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Temple Blocks
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In the nineteenth century, the country was till largely an agrarian nation where most of the population lived on farms and small communities. It wasn't until after 1900 that the western states of Arizona, Oklahoma, and New Mexico were admitted as the last of the forty-eight contiguous United States. Although America began to become highly industrialized by the end fo the nineteenth century, the farmer, in most instances, still relied on animal and people power to plow the fields and run the farm machinery.

The songs from this era reflect the way of life of the early settlers who moved across the plain and parts west: The Farmer is the Man Who Feeds Us All; The Little Old Sod Shanty; and "Hey, Betty Martin.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

  • North Carolina: IV


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