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Czech Suite

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Vaclav Nelhybel

Vaclav Nelhybel

General Info

Year: 1972
Duration: c. 6:00
Movements: Three
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alliance Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only: $15.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Czech Suite opens with a folksong, which, while secular in nature, has the character of a church anthem. The text is "May God love and keep us in good health and happiness."

Movement Two makes use of two more Czech folksongs. The first one in a minor key, introduced by the solo flute, is a love song in which a young girl asks, "Whose are the horses grazing in our meadow?" and then answers herself, "If they belong to my beloved, I shall let them be." The second tune is a very popular one about the postman announcing his arrival with the sound of his horn as he comes bringing mail to the village residents with his horse-drawn carriage. It is played twice in a major key creating a contrasting element to the minor first tune.

Movement Three is based on a children's song in which "the little drummer boy calls other boys to play."

Czech Suite was composed in 1972 for, and is dedicated to, W. W. Chunn and the Malan Junior High School Band in Harrisburg, Illinois.


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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