Some Assembly Required

Henry Kucharzyk
Composition Date: 1998
Revision Date: 1998
Duration: 00:04:11
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Concert Band / Large Wind Ensembles


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 2 x Flute
  • 2 x Oboe
  • 3 x Clarinet
  • 2 x Bassoon
  • 8 x Other woodwind
  • 4 x Horn
  • 3 x Trumpet
  • 3 x Trombone
  • 1 x Tuba
  • 1 x Other brass
  • 1 x Timpani
  • 4 x Percussion
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Band
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Programme Note:
Henry Kucharzyk

Some Assembly Required - Part III, 1998

Commissioned by: University of Toronto Wind Symphony, with the assistance of the Canada Council

Premiered by: University of Calgary, Calgary Wind Ensemble, Calgary, July 3, 1999

“… the most avant-garde music of the evening: juxtaposing a driving insistent figure with a subtle, subdued chordal idea. The reduced ensemble (minus several flutes and clarinets) handled its dual nature with ease, effortlessly jumping from one extreme to another.”
Ailis Ni Riain, Seen and Heard, Manchester (UK), March 22, 2000

“As the title suggests, the piece does not arrive ‘fully assembled’. While the overall form is fixed, the details of each individual player’s part can be ‘assembled’ in different ways from one performance to another. Because of my interest in forms of music that allow for improvisation, I have allowed for the members of the band to develop their voice within the ensemble making personal variations based on thematic material. The result is a cumulative counterpoint where everyone contributes their independent version of the musical phrases to the texture of the whole.”


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1800 K95sm
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Concert Band / Large Wind Ensembles
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • July 16, 2002
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ([53] p.) ;
    53 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Parts page count: 283
    32 parts ([283] p.) :
    Height: 43 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For wind symphony.

    Commissioned by the University of Toronto Wind Symphony with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.

    The third movement may be presented on its own.

    Ms. (photocopy); master of score and parts in CMC Toronto. Please note: contact composer before renting this work - if customer is interested in purchasing the performance materials, he will sell it to them privately.

    Standard Instrumental Grading Scale: Level 6
    [Movement I] -- [Movement II] -- [Movement III].
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