Song for Ursa

From Wind Repertory Project
Katahj Copley

Katahj Copley

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Katahj Copley
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00


Full Score
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F I


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Ursa Major and the Ursa Minor are well-known, significant constellations in many cultures. Their literal meanings are Big Bear and Little Bear. They are two of the oldest constellations in the sky, with a history dating back to ancient times. The constellations are referenced in Homer and the Bible.

This brass ensemble pieces represents the ethereal creation of both the constellations. The piece begins with a duet from the horn and euphonium, representing the awakening of the two constellations. As the piece continues the colors and sounds begin to grow and fill the space, literally and figuratively, until finally the burst of energy creates the constellations at their brightest moments. The piece ends with their stars shimmering as the listener returns to earth and gets farther away from the constellations.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • State University of New York, Potsdam, Crane Concert Band (William Lake, conductor) - 17 November 2021
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Symphonic Band (Weston Lewis, conductor) - 13 May 2021
  • 209 Brass Quintet – 2020 (Virtual)

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