Cowboy Symphony, A

From Wind Repertory Project
Pierre La Plante

Pierre La Plante

General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 9:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications, through C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $86.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


1. Chisholm Trail - 2:15
2. The Cowboy - 4:05
3. At a Cowboy Dance - 2:55


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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 I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Temple Blocks
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Git along little dogies! Head out to the open range with this three-movement work of well-known cowboy tunes. The first movement, Chisolm Trail, is based on the famous song and The Girl I Left Behind Me. A slow, mournful rendition of The Cowboy makes up the second movement. The piece concludes with a real hootenanny of a medley called At a Cowboy Dance, which includes: Buffalo Gals; Golden Slippers; Soldier's Joy and Skip to My Lou. This work offers serious music with quite a bit of fun.

- Program Note adapted from publisher


State Ratings

  • Florida: IV
  • Michigan: Senior High C
  • North Carolina: V
  • Oregon: 4A


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