Suite of English Country Dances

From Wind Repertory Project
Pierre LaPlante

Pierre La Plante

General Info

Year: 2022
Duration: c. 6:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $84.00   |   Score Only (print) - $14.00


1. Robin Hood's Dance
2. Polly and Jen
3. The Curly Headed Plowboy


Full Score
C Piccolo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
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
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Suite of English Country Dances is a musical journey that harkens back to merry olde England. These arrangements were taken from 1,000 English Country Dances, a comprehensive collection of traditional dance tunes and folk songs compiled by English folklorist and singer Michael Raven. Each movement bears the names of three notable personalities. Robin Hood’s Dance is a spirited tune that captures the wistful Robin Hood and his band of merry men who sought justice for those less fortunate by robbing the rich and giving to the poor. Polly and Jen couples two ballads in a minuet-trip form, Polly Oliver (English) Jenny Jones (Welsh). The Curly Headed Plowboy is a Morris dance that captures the roguish spirit of the folk song.

- Program Note from Sonoma State University Concert Band concert program, 12 December 2022


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Sonoma State University (Rohnert Park, Calif.) Concert Band (Andy Collingsworth, conductor) - 12 December 2022

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