Project Description

Wind Ensemble
4 min.

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Cornell University Chamber Winds, James Spinazzola, cond.
Live Performance, March 2017


Preview Score


Picc Fl Ob B♭Cl BCl Bsn ASx | Hn-2 Trb-2 Tuba-1 | Db Pno

  • Piccolo
  • Flute (up to four players)
  • Oboe 
  • Clarinet in B♭ (up to four players)
  • Bass Clarinet in B♭
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Bassoon
  • Horn in F (2)
  • Trombone (2)
  • Tuba
  • Double Bass
  • Piano
For wind ensembles and concertos, please use one player per part. For symphonies and concert pieces, more players may be used as desired. David’s full statement.

Commissioned by

Husa was commissioned by James Spinazzola for the Cornell University Chamber Winds in memory of composer Karel Husa (1921­­­–2016).


It was premiered in March 2017 by the Cornell University Chamber Winds, led by James Spinazzola.

Program Note

This brief piece in honor of Karel Husa embodies two statements of a chorale melody (“Christ lag in Todesbanden”) and a short responsive instrumental song. The chorale statements are made by a small group of solo players, and the song is presented by the full ensemble.

Program note by David Maslanka

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