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Pleasantry for Woodwinds, A

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Louis Vierne

Louis Vierne (arr. William E. Rhoads)

General Info

Year: 1894 / 1981
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Organ
Publisher: Shawnee Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00


Condensed Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A Pleasantry for Woodwinds is derived from an organ piece titled Allegretto [Op. 1] and was arranged for woodwind choir because compositions by the French organ masters of the late 19th and early 20th century lend themselves to arrangements for that group of instruments. Lightness of texture, clarity of line, and interesting harmonies provide satisfaction for both player and listener.

- Program note by arranger


None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Allegretto, Op. 1 (Vierne), Wikipedia Accessed 14 December 2021
  • Vierne, L.; Rhoads, W. (1981). A Pleasantry: For Woodwinds: From an Organ Work by Louis Vierne: Setting for Woodwind Choir [score]. Shawnee Press: Delaware Water Gap, Penn.