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Overture on a Minstrel Tune

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Pierre La Plante

Pierre La Plante


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General Info

Year: 1979
Duration: c. 4:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bourne Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $61.50   |   Score Only (print) - $16.00

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Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Cornets I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

De Boatmen's Dance, on which this overture is based, is a minstrel tune written in 1843 for the Virginia Minstrels by Daniel Decatur Emmett. It is a single-movement work with three distinct sections.

- Program Note from Teaching Music Through Performance in Band


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class C
  • Florida: III
  • Louisiana: II
  • North Carolina: III
  • Tennessee: III
  • Texas: II. Complete
  • Wisconsin: Event 3000 Concert Band Grade C


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • La Plante, P. (1979). Overture on a Minstrel Tune [score]. Bourne Co.: New York.
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. 2002. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 4. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 187-192.