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A La Claire FontaineBy Donald CoakleyArranged by David MarlattFor Interchangable Woodwind EnsembleDuration 2:25
This popular Quebec folksong is a combination of words from the Normandy and Champagne regions of France and a melody born in the New World, which is quite different from its French counterpart. A La Claire Fontaine was known to the men of Samuel de Champlain's Order of Good Cheer as well as to the coureurs de bois who used it as a paddling song. As well, early inhabitants of French Canada sang it as they cleared thier land along the St. Lawrence River.
This quintet can be played with an interchangable woodwind ensemble.Part 1: Flute, Oboe, or ClarinetPart 2: Flute, Oboe, or ClarinetPart 3: Clarinet or Alto SaxophonePart 4: Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, or French HornPart 5: Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, or Baritone Saxophone