Through Healers' Eyes

From Wind Repertory Project
Catherine Likhuta

Catherine Likhuta

Subtitle: Elegy for Wind Band

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 5:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $110.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass 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 I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (large)
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal (medium)
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Toms (4)
  • Triangle (medium)
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Through Healers’ Eyes was commissioned by Brisbane Girls Grammar School for the world premiere at their 2020 International Women's Day musical showcase. The piece was inspired by a life story of a Brisbane nurse, Grace Wilson, and particularly her work as a high-ranked army nurse with the Australian Army Nursing Service during World War I and early years of World War II.

Interestingly, my great-grandmother, Lydia Holovko, who helped raise me, was also a war nurse, though on the other side of the world -- in Ukraine. As a result, this topic was very close to my heart. This piece is an emotional depiction of war as seen by war nurses, the way I imagine it. It is about healing, courage, compassion, patience, care, battle, reflection and perseverance.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Symphonic Band (Joel Pagán, conductor) - 17 November 2023
  • Lincoln High School Wind (Seattle, Wash.) Ensemble (Zachariah MacIntyre, conductor) - 4 March 2023
  • Swarthmore (Penn.) College Wind Ensemble (Andrew Hauze, conductor) - 19 November 2022
  • Tel Aviv (Israel) University Wind Band (Uri Reisner, conductor) – July 2022
  • Brisbane (Qld., Aus.) Girls Grammar School Wind Band (Laurinda Davidson, conductor) – 6 March 2020 *Premiere Performance*

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