Walk in the Morning Sun, A

From Wind Repertory Project
Pierre LaPlante

Pierre La Plante

General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications, available exclusively though C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


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-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

While growing up in Sturgeon Bay, Wisc. in the 1950s, some of the first orchestral music I heard was written by Leroy Anderson. The town's radio station, WDOR, had a noon show that featured area news, community events, obituaries and local gossip, with musical interludes sprinkled in.

Although Leroy Anderson had been composing since the 1930s, this was the time when he was experiencing the greatest commercial success, and his orchestral miniatures with a staple on WDOR. Blue Tango, A Trumpeter's Lullaby, The Syncopated Clock, and, of course, Sleigh Ride are only a partial list of this master tunesmith's orchestral gems.

A Walk in the Morning Sun is a musical "tip of the hat" to Leroy Anderson's unique style and contribution to American music.

- Program Note by composer

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Georgia: IV
  • Louisiana: III
  • Texas: III. Complete


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • La Plante, P. (2010). A Walk in the Morning Sun [score]. Daehn Publications: New Glarus, Wisc.
  • Moorhouse, Christopher. "A Walk in the Morning Sun." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 10, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 183-190. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2015.