Place That Is Yours, A

From Wind Repertory Project
Catherine Likhuta

Catherine Likhuta

Subtitle: Fanfare-Chorale in Memory of Steven Stucky

General Info

Year: 2022
Duration: c. 3:25
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Viola, brass and percussion
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $90.00


  • Full Score
  • B-flat Trumpet I-II
  • Horn in F I-II
  • Trombone I-II
  • Tuba I -II
  • Timpani
  • Percussion, including:
*Bass Drum
*Snare Drum
*Suspended Cymbal


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Program Notes

A Place That Is Yours was written in loving memory of Steven Stucky. Steve was a long-serving professor of composition at Cornell, composer-in-residence with LA Phil and the 2005 Pulitzer Prize winner. He was also one of my composition mentors during my time in Ithaca in 2005–2009, always incredibly generous with his time and knowledge. After a little while, he became a dear friend and a person whom I admired in so many ways. In my heart and mind, Cornell will always be associated with Steve.

A Place That Is Yours is a musical way of describing the feeling of missing a special person in your life, whom you associate with a special place in your life. I used chimes and bell-sounding instruments throughout this piece, to replicate Cornell’s chimes. I chose viola for the soloist, as this was Steve's primary instrument, before he became a composer. He often said that, as a viola player, he didn't get very busy parts in the orchestra, and that gave him an opportunity to sit and listen to what was happening around him, perhaps leading to his becoming a brilliant orchestrator later. Writing this sentimental dedication felt special and brought back so many wonderful memories and a strong feeling of gratitude.

I am very thankful to Dr. James Spinazzola for coming up with the concept for this commission and giving me the opportunity to musically say thank you to Steve and to connect with my Cornell memories from the time that ultimately shaped me as a composer.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

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