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Suite of Old French Songs

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Pierre La Plante

Pierre La Plante

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


1. The Duke of Marlborough Goes to War
2. Chason Triste
3. Bon Voyage, Monsieur Dumollet
4. Petit Papa


Full Score
C Piccolo I-II
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
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-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Field Drum
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This inviting new suite features four diverse French songs in an attractive sonic package. Beginning with a field drum solo, the first song, “The Duke of Marlborough Goes to War,” will be known by many as “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow” It is marked “Alla Marcia.” The key center is F major. Now in F minor, the slower more cantabile second song, “Chason Triste,” marked “Adagio,” precedes the animated third song, “Bon Voyage, Monsieur Dumollet,” marked “Allegretto” The key center here is B major. The energetic concluding song, “Petit Papa,” in E major, is marked “Allegro.” The colorful scoring and the interesting melodies contribute greatly to the work’s significant appeal.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

  • Alabama: 2015-16 Additions Class B
  • Florida: 2015-16 Additions Grade IV
  • North Carolina: IV


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist 70.1 (2015): 56-57. Print