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Some Assembly Required, Part III

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Henry Kucharzyk

Henry Kucharzyk

General Info

Year: 1998
Duration: c. 4:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Canadian Music Centre
Cost: Score and Parts (print) – C$149.99; (digital) – C$112.50   |   Score Only (print) – C$38.99; (digital) - C$29.00

For further availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
Other Woodwinds (8)
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Other Brass (1)
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos (2)
  • Brake Drum (2)
  • Chinese Cymbals
  • Cocktail
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Ratchet
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Snare Drum (2)
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal (4)
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks (2)
  • Triangle
  • Tom Toms (7)
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

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.

- Program Note by composer

This work was commissioned by the University of Toronto Wind Symphony, with the assistance of the Canada Council.

“… 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.”

- Program Note by Ailis Ni Riain, Seen and Heard, Manchester (UK), March 22, 2000


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State Ratings

  • MusicFest Canada: B600


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Kucharzyk, H. (1998). Some Assembly Required : Wind Symphony in Three Movements [score]. Canadian Music Centre: Toronto.