Travelin' Music (La Plante)

From Wind Repertory Project
Pierre La Plante

Pierre La Plante

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 1:40
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Fiddle folksong
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $59.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Temple Blocks
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This lively setting of an old-time fiddle tune will send you "travelin" on a delightful musical journey! Written back in the 1850s, we know it as Arkansas Traveler. This colorful setting puts a new twist on this folk-tune favorite.

- Program Note from publisher

The Arkansas Traveler was the state song of Arkansas from 1949 to 1963; it has been the state historical song since 1987. The music was composed in the 19th century by Colonel Sandford C. Faulkner (1803–1874). The song is traditionally known to have had several versions of lyrics, which are much older than the copyrighted song. The current official lyrics were written by a committee in 1947 in preparation for its naming as the state song.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class D
  • Louisiana: II
  • Ohio: OMEA Junior High School Band A
  • Texas: II. Complete


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