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Cat's Pajamas, The

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Pierre La Plante

Pierre La Plante

Subtitle: A Felicitous Feline Ragtime Novelty

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $74.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

During the Jazz age of the 1920’s, “the cat’s pajamas” referred to anything special, unique or “cool.” Musically speaking, the image of a cat in pajamas might suggest combining low clarinets (reminiscent of Prokofiev’s use of a clarinet to describe the cat in Peter And The Wolf) with a jaunty little tune in ragtime style, adding a few instrumental “meows,” and you have (what else?): The Cat’s Pajamas: A Felicitous Feline Ragtime Novelty! Audiences and performers will love it from head to tail.

- Program Note from publisher

To the 2016-2017 Seventh Grade Band at Patrick Marsh Middle School, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, and their outstanding director, Chris Gleason.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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