R.I.P.: Karel Husa

The world of music is lesser today for having lost a legend, a titan of his craft, and a man of such humility and grace and kindness and beauty that all the world should be still a quiet moment, and his music should rise in its place to commemorate him. Karel Husa is nearly synonymous with the wind band tradition of the Ithaca College School of Music, and each of us alumni is touched in our own way by his craft. Your music was not only of Prague, Maestro Husa: It was of us all.