The Secular Masque
For Chorus, Soloists, Brass and Piano
1983
11 minutes

Commissioned by the Paul Hill Chorale and premiered in the Kennedy Center in 1983.
 
The world premiere of D.C. composer Haskell Small's THE SECULAR MASQUE, commissioned by the National Choral Foundation, was a major event... The composer was at the piano, guaranteeing an authentic interpretation. It is an impressive and effective work, the more so for being compressed into a span of merely 12 minutes. The large audience at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall responded enthusiastically.
The Washington Times