Variants on a Czech Love Song

From Wind Repertory Project
Vaclav Nelhybel

Vaclav Nelhybel

General Info

Year: 1973
Duration: c. 8:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alliance Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only: $15.00


Full Score
Piano (Solo)
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone


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Program Notes

Variants on a Czech Love Song was composed for and is dedicated to Frank Stachow and the Lebanon Valley College Woodwind Choir. It is based on the beautifully melancholic Bohemian folksong, Louceni, louceni (Parting, parting), which served as the theme of the composition. The song tells of the sorrow of two lovers parting.

In the development of the theme, Variants on a Czech Love Song is also suggestive of the joyful moments of the lovers' past and, at the end of the composition, of their hope for a reunion in the future. The piano solo functions as the leading partner in a dialogue with the woodwinds.

Program Note from Published Score


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