Pioneer Songs

From Wind Repertory Project
Larry Daehn

Larry Daehn

General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 2:25
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications, through C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Full Score
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Timpani (optional)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Based on three well-known American songs from the pioneer days, this selection for young bands offers nice variety of style. The expressive quotation of Down in the Valley and the lively tunes Cindy and Skip to My Lou make this a treat for the audience.

- Program Note from publisher


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State Ratings

  • California: SCSBOA Band Music List Grade .5
  • Georgia: II
  • Louisiana: I
  • Louisiana: II
  • Louisiana: LMEA Band 2019-20 Additions GR 2
  • Michigan: Junior High C
  • North Carolina: II
  • Ohio: OMEA Junior High School Band C
  • Texas: II. Complete


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Daehn, L. (2003). Pioneer Songs [score]. Daehn Publications: New Glarus, Wisc.
  • Perusal score