In the Forest of the King

From Wind Repertory Project
Pierre La Plante

Pierre La Plante

Subtitle: A Suite of Old French Songs for Concert Band

General Info

Year: 2000
Duration: c. 9:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $5.70


1. Le Furet
2. The Laurel Grove
3. King Dagobert


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Pierre La Plante presents this appealing suite based on traditional French folksongs that's just right for contest or concert use. The three contrasting movements feature the songs: Le Furet; The Laurel Grove and King Dagobert.

- Program Note from publisher

To the Thoreau Middle School Symphonic Band of Vienna, Virginia, Richard H. Sanger, conductor

- Program Note from score

In the Forest of the King is a collection of old French folksongs. It is a combination of children’s games, love songs, troubadours tunes, court music, and songs for the King’s Royal Hunt.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class B
  • Florida: IV
  • Georgia: IV
  • Iowa: III
  • Kansas: III
  • Louisiana: II
  • Michigan: Senior High V
  • Minnesota: III
  • North Carolina: IV
  • Oklahoma: III-A
  • Virginia: IV
  • Wisconsin: Event 3000 Concert Band Class B


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Pierre La Plante." Accessed 2 February 2015.
  • La Plante, P. (2000). In the Forest of the King : A Suite of Old French Songs for Concert Band [score]. Daehn Publications: New Glarus, Wisc.
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. 2002. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 4. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 330-335.