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Louisiana is the only state in the U.S. that has parishes instead of counties. Rich in historical flavor, the names of these parishes vary from French to American Indian in origin. Catahoula, Natchitoches, Calcasieu, Avoyelles, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee and Tangipahoa Parishes are but a few. Nine of the parishes are named for saints, hence the title.
It is a state as colorful as its people and as beautiful as its wildlife. I have tried to capture the spirit and flavor of a few of these parishes with their plantations, farms, bayous, swamps and Cajun influence. This is a diverse work for an equally diverse state. It is where I grew up -- and where I will always call "home."
J.G

Louisiana Parish Sketches
("Where Saints March on a Regular Basis")

Grade 4 Duration 5:45
Commissioned by the New Orleans Concert Band
Dr. Richard C. Dugger, Conductor

Recording by the
University of Louisville Symphonic Band
Dr. Richard C. Dugger, Conductor
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MUSICA PROPRIA

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