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Prospect

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Pierre La Plante

Pierre La Plante


Subtitle: Hymn for Band


General Info

Year: 1983
Duration: c. 3:55
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bourne Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $59.50   |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contra Alto Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Tubular Bells (Chimes)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Prospect is a setting of the folk song of the same name, also known as The Seaman's Hymn. It is simple, yet expressive; it builds slowly and steadily to a broad quasi-fanfare finish.

The melody comes from The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, published in 1835. This was one of the more popular "shaped note" tunebooks in 19th century America. Each of the four pitches had its own particular notehead shape, making the music easier to read. The Southern Harmony is also the source of the hymn tunes Amazing Grace and Rock of Ages.

- Program note by Robert Strong and David Fullmer


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class CC
  • Arkansas: I
  • Iowa: III
  • Louisiana: III
  • Michigan: D; Junior high Class B
  • North Carolina: III
  • South Carolina: III
  • Texas: III


Performances

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  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) University Band (Nicholas Waldron, conductor) – 25 March 2019
  • Youngstown (Ohio) State University Concert Band (Brandt Payne, conductor) – 19 October 2017
  • Berea (Ky.) College Wind Ensemble (Bettany Ruth, conductor) – 11 April 2017
  • California State University Fresno Symphonic Band (Diego Zarate, conductor) - 4 October 2012
  • Aberdeen High School Concert Band (Kaitlyn Wittman, conductor) - 12 May 2009


Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • La Plante, P. (1983). Prospect: Hymn for Band [score]. Bourne: New York.
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. (2010). Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 1. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 217-224.