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Early One Morning

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Pierre La Plante

Folk Songs arranged by Pierre La Plante


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Subtitle: English Country Settings II


General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 6:40
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $86.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Movements

1. Early One Morning
2. Lavender's Blue
3. Davy, Davy, Knick Knack


Instrumentation

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Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Three attractive British folk songs, including: Early One Morning; Lavender's Blue and a rowdy Scottish dance tune Davy, Davy, Knick Knack.

- Program Note by publisher


The original lyrics of Early One Morning, lovely English folk tune, spoke of unrequited love, but the melody found its way into children's song repertoire with a slight change in the lyrics, as follows:

Early one morning,
Just a the sun was rising,
I heard a maid sing,
In the valley below.
O, don't deceive me, etc.

versus

Early one morning,
Before the sun had risen,
I heard a bluebird
In the fields gaily sing.
South winds are blowing, etc.

Lavender's Blue, a piece that probably dates from the late 1600s, has been a favorite children's nursery song for many generations. It achieved near-pop status when actor/folksinger Burl Ives recorded it in 1947.

Davy, Davy, Knick Knack is an old country dance tune, probably of Scottish origin. It is paired with a Dorset four-hand reel tune.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: I
  • Michigan: Senior High D
  • Michigan: Junior High A
  • North Carolina: III
  • Oregon: I-A, II-A
  • Tennessee: III
  • Texas: II. Complete
  • West Virginia: III


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Ethington, Bradley P. "Early One Morning." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 344-348. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.
  • La Plante, P. (2005). Early One Morning : English Country Settings II [score]. Daehn Publications: New Glarus, Wisc.
  • Pierre La Plante website Accessed 19 August 2017