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Pierre La Plante

Pierre La Plante

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Subtitle: Serenade and Jig on English County Songs

General Info

Year: 1997
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications, through C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $72.00   |   Score Only - $6.00


1. Serenade
2. Jig


Full Score
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
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This affecting composition is based on three traditional songs from the British Isles: May Day Carol; O Waly O Waly and The Ash Grove. Set in two movements, the first is a "Serenade" and the second is a lively "Jig." The traditional sound of the British wind band found in so many staples of the repertoire is in full force here.

- Program Note from publisher

This is a well-conceived, imaginative work featuring three English folk tunes. It opens with a delicately scored statement of May Day Carol, first in the woodwinds, then trumpets. More fully developed passages follow, leading to the first statement of O Waly Waly (The Water Is Wide). Some development follows, leading into The Ash Grove, featuring a variety of instruments playing the tune in a lively jig-like rhythm.

- Program Note from Music for Concert Band


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class B
  • Florida: IV
  • Iowa: III
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Michigan: Senior High C
  • Mississippi: V I-A
  • North Carolina: IV
  • Texas: IV. Complete
  • Virginia: IV


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Krienes, J.; Hansbrough, R. (2014). Music for Concert Band: A Selective Annotated Guide to Band Literature. Meredith Music Publications: Delray Beach, Fla.; pp. 51.