Pavane for 10 Winds

From Wind Repertory Project
Katahj Copley

Katahj Copley

General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Katahj Copley
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Melioristic: The belief that the human condition can be improved through concerted effort.

When writing the Pavane, I wanted to take an old style of writing and dance, and add my own colors. The piece is centered on themes and harmonies that are both lovely and dissonant; the colors of the piece display warmth and vivid hues, and overall this piece is a sketch of how the human life can go from a cold unknown idea to a beautiful lively piece of art. With the guidelines of a basic pavane (duple meter dance) I wanted to add a unique twist to an old composition style: a unique instrumentation. With this unique instrumentation --which includes a full saxophone quartet -- this piece is a gateway to chamber music for instruments and colors that aren't so usual. This piece is an ode to composition styles from the past and the colors and instruments of the present.

To Hannah, my grandlittle in my service fraternity.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Texas State University (San Marcos) Wind Symphony (Caroline Beatty, conductor) - 19 November 2021 *Premiere Performance*

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