Karel Husa

Karel Husa (1921-2016)

Nationality: Czech | American
Born: August 7, 1921 Died: December 14, 2016 (age 95)

Five Poems for Wind Quintet

(for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon)
2:07 I. Walking Birds. Moderato marciale
2:20 II. Happy Bird. Quasi recitativo
4:40 III. Interlude. Adagio . . . with a Dead Bird. Poco più vivo
4:17 IV. Fighting Birds. Vivace
3:38 V. Bird Flying High Above. Maestoso
Duration: 16 minutes (approximately)
Composed: 1994 (age 72-73)
Note: 5 Poems
2 recordings, 10 videos
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2:07
Quintet of the Americas
I. Walking Birds. Moderato marciale
2:20
Quintet of the Americas
II. Happy Bird. Quasi recitativo
4:40
Quintet of the Americas
III. Interlude. Adagio . . . with a Dead Bird. Poco più vivo
4:17
Quintet of the Americas
IV. Fighting Birds. Vivace
3:38
Quintet of the Americas
V. Bird Flying High Above. Maestoso
1:54
Prague Wind Quintet
(part 1)
2:00
Prague Wind Quintet
(part 2)
3:46
Prague Wind Quintet
(part 3)
3:49
Prague Wind Quintet
(part 4)
3:45
Prague Wind Quintet
(part 5)