Chrome chaser

Henry Kucharzyk
Composition Date: 1993
Revision Date: 1993
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Bassoon
  • 3 x Saxophone
  • 1 x Horn
  • 1 x Trombone
  • 2 x Other percussion
  • 1 x Harp
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Violin
  • 1 x Violoncello
  • 1 x Double bass
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Chamber orch.
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Programme Note:

Henry Kucharzyk

chrome chaser, 1993

Commissioned by: Hemispheres, through the Ontario Arts Council

chrome chaser is a set of three pieces composed for Hemispheres and inspired by its unique combinations.

“The first piece, ‘chrome chaser’, is composer-controlled, although it allows a lot of flexibility in performance. The second, ‘Flad valsø’, is really two pieces that happen at the same time. ‘Flad’ is an improvisation for a conductor, and ‘valsø’ is a piano trio. The final piece, ‘heard’, is a kind of game for performers, who play follow-the-leader with a changing set of leaders from the band.

“But actually I think of a chrome chaser as a kind of last blast cyber-cocktail...”

Premiere Information:
Hemispheres, Toronto, February 12, 1994


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1200 K95chr
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • September 30, 1994
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ([40] p.) ;
    40 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 144
    16 parts ([144] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For 3 saxophones, clarinet (bass clar), bassoon, trumpet, trombone, drum set, percussion, piano, electric guitar, violin, violoncello and double bass.
    Commissioned by the Hemispheres Ensemble through the Ontario Arts Council.
    Ms (photocopy); originals of score and parts in CMC Toronto.

    1. Chrome chaser -- 2. Flad valsø -- 3. Heard.
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