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AMERICAN PHOENIX (2001) for solo bass trombone (or tuba) and 4 percussion by Howard J. Buss . Please see the listing above under percussion ensembles.




CAPRICCIO (1986) for clarinet, trombone & one percussion by Howard J. Buss is a rather whimsical composition. The overall structure of the work is related to sonata-rondo form. Following the introduction, the frolicking Exposition unfolds only to be interrupted by a chorale-like episode followed by a paraphrase of the opening “thematic” material. The development section consists primarily of cadenzas for the percussionist, trombonist, and clarinetist respectively. (The cadenzas are separated by colorful transitional passages.) The clarinet cadenza is abruptly interrupted by the percussionist and trombonist leading to a section in Dixieland style. The composition concludes with a Recapitulation and Coda.Capriccio subtly pokes fun at the pyrotechnical characteristics exhibited by many contemporary compositions and the same time hints at a parallel with similar elements in Dixieland and jazz. It was premiered in at the University of South Florida in Tampa by the composer on trombone, clarinetist Judy E. Buss, and percussionist Robert McCormick on November 24, 1981. The instrumentation includes 5 tom-toms, snare drum, tambourine, suspended cymbals, cowbells, triangle, tam-tam, bell tree, one timpani, vibraphone & bells. "Frolicking and freewheeling with 12-tone Dixieland to boot!" - The London Times (13’)  Grade VI.
Sound Samples: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3.mp3; Excerpt 4.mp3; Excerpt 5.mp3 (the ending).mp3

or to order offline CAPRICCIO clarinet, trombone & one percussion, B309 $22.00 




THE BIG BANG (1992) for 6 percussion and piano by Howard J. Buss. Please see the listing above under percussion ensembles. View on YouTube at The Big Bang: I. “The Creation” and
The Big Bang: II. The Dance of Life


 
 


COEXISTENCE (1979) for clarinet and four percussion by Howard J. Buss. Please see the listing above under percussion ensembles. View on YouTube
 



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CONSTELLATIONS for flute, piano, and percussion (1 or 2 players) by Howard J. Buss is part of a series of compositions by the composer inspired by the awesome grandeur and beauty of the cosmos. The forward thrust, narrative quality, and colorful ambience of the music suggest the musicians are on a wondrous journey exploring a series of varied and colorful star systems. The juxtaposition between agitated chromatic passages and tonal, focused sections is analogous to the experience of viewing up-close, seemingly chaotic space "debris" (dust, rocks, gas, etc.) as contrasted with the beauty and exquisite organization of star systems viewed from afar. (13’15”) Grade V-VI. B439 $36.00 YouTube performance

or to order offline Constellations for flute, piano & percussion, B439 $36.00
 

CROSSROADS (2011) for 4-part trombone choir and 8 percussion by Howard J. Buss. Please see the listing above under percussion ensembles. View at CROSSROADS YouTube Video

 


 
DISTANT THUNDER (1977, renotated 2005) for flute, one percussion & piano by Roger Vogel is an exciting programmatic work consisting of two main parts. A slow, mysterious opening segment is followed by a faster, rhythmic section which develops the opening ideas and builds to a strong and memorable climax. Percussion: Timpani (4), triangle, snare drum, glockenspiel, and temple blocks. (5’15”) Grade V.  
Distant Thunder Sound Samples: Excerpt 1(the opening).mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3

or to order offline DISTANT THUNDER flute, one percussion & piano, B924 $20.00

DREAM SEQUENCE (1987) for trombone and four percussion by Howard J. Buss. Please see the listing above under percussion ensembles. View on YouTube 

 


 
EMANATIONS 2 BASSOONS & DRUM SETEMANATIONS for two bassoons and drum set by Howard J. Buss was written for Arnold Irchai, Tama Kott, Greg Frye, and the 2016 IDRS Conference. It is in three movements: Variegated Anticipation, Serenity, and Faceted Radiance. The percussionist uses a standard drum set. (17’) Grade V. B454  $36.00 
Score Samples: Percussion set-up & Info.pdf; Movement_1 (excerpt).pdf; Movement_2 (excerpt).pdf;
Movement_3 (excerpt).pdf  

or to order offline EMANATIONS for two bassoons & drum set, B454  $36.00 


EMANATIONS 2 euphoniums and drum setEMANATIONS for two euphoniums (or euphonium & tuba) and drum set by Howard J. Buss is in three movements: Variegated Anticipation, Serenity, and Faceted Radiance. This colorful work is dedicated to Patrick Nyren and was premiered by him and Chris Kaltenbach on euphonium, and Michael Serbantez on percussion on March 23, 2016 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. The second euphonium part is easily played on a tuba. The percussionist uses a standard drum set.  (17’) Grade V. B454E $36.00   
Sound samples: Excerpt, Movement 1.mp3; Excerpt, Movement 2.mp3; Excerpt, Movement 3.mp3

or to order offline EMANATIONS for 2 euphoniums (or euph. & tuba) and drum set, B454E  $36.00 

 


ESCAPADE (1991) for alto sax and 4 percussion by Howard J. Buss. Please see the listing above under percussion ensembles. View on YouTube

 

  
FANTASY QUARTET (2003) for flute, clarinet, bassoon & marimba (plays also temple blocks) by Scott Jordan in 3 entertaining movements: Pixie Dance, Magic Forest, and Sprites. The first movement is a spirited, playful forest scene which employs contrasting metric feels simultaneously The Second evokes a mysterious nocturnal ambience with an overlapping of ethereal long tones and echoes. The third is quick and dance-like. Utilizing a 4-note scale, its colorful, rhythmic melodies are juggled among the 4 instruments. (11’) Grade V.
Sound Samples: Excerpt, Movement 1.mp3, Excerpt movement 2.mp3, Excerpt, Movement 3.mp3

or to order offline FANTASY QUARTET flute, clarinet, bassoon & marimba, B761 $38.50

GLACIAL VISTAS (2013) for flute, clarinet & one percussion by Howard J. Buss was inspired by the composer’s visit to Glacier National Park in Montana during the summer of 2011. The three picturesque movements, Dawn, On the Trail, and In the Realm of Twin Falls, capture the awe-inspiring grandeur and beauty of the rugged landscape. Glacial Vistas was composed during the winter of 2011-12 and is dedicated to flutist John Bailey. It was premiered on January 24, 2013 in the Kimball Recital Hall on the campus of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln by John Bailey, flute; Diane Barger, clarinet; & Anthony Falcone, percussion. (15’15”) Grade V-VI. Sound Samples from a live performance: Movement 1 Excerpt.mp3;
Movement 2 Excerpt.mp3; Movement 3 Excerpt 1.mp3; Movement 3 Excerpt 2 (the ending).mp3
View on YouTube at: Glacial Vistas I. Dawn,    Glacial Vistas II. On the Trail, and  
Glacial Vistas III. In the Realm of Twin Falls   
or to order offline GLACIAL VISTAS flute, clarinet & one percussion, B433 $36.00

INTO EACH LIFE (1997) for flute, cello, piano & one percussion by Howard J. Buss was commissioned by The Florida Flute Association and the Brannen-Cooper Fund as a tribute to the renown flutist Albert Tipton. This colorful work is cast in two main sections, the first of which juxtaposes lyrical and turbulent passages. The final section takes the form of a joyous fugue. The instrumentation includes vibes, orch. bells, cymbals, tam-tam, bongos, wood block and tambourine. (11’) Grade V. Score Sample.pdf;  Percussion Set-up.pdf
Sound Samples: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3.mp3
or to order offline INTO EACH LIFE flute, cello, piano & one percussion, B358 $30.00

 

MODERN TIMES (1995) for narrator, flute, and four percussion (words and music by Howard J. Buss) Please see the listing above under percussion ensembles.


 

 

MYSTERIOUS EXIT (1993) for flute and 4 percussion by Howard J. Buss. Please see the listing above under percussion ensembles.   View on YouTube

 


PLANE DANCING (1984) for flute, trumpet, bass clarinet, bass trombone, and 2 percussion by Erik Lund makes an exciting and colorful contrast on any program. This is music with thrust, intensely alive. Percussion distribution - Percussion 1: 3 cymbals, tom toms (5), vibraphone, temple blocks, iron frying pan, cow bell, and brake drum; Percussion 2: Maracas. “An excellent addition to the chamber music program.”- Percussive Notes (5’) Grade V.
Sound Samples: Excerpt 1 (the opening).mp3; Excerpt 2 (the ending).mp3

or to order offline PLANE DANCING flute, trumpet, bass clarinet, bass trombone & 2 percussion, B402 $30.00


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REFLECTIVE JOURNEY for horn and percussion quartet by Howard J. Buss. Please see the listing above under percussion ensembles.



RENDEZVOUS (1994) for 4 Bb trumpets & one percussion by Howard J. Buss is a flashy showpiece composed for and premiered at the 1994 International Trumpet Guild Conference. The work opens with a stirring fugue (the percussionist performs the subject on the xylophone). Following the opening section are an intriguing series of passages featuring contrapuntal writing and the use of ostinati. The work culminates in an intense, exciting finale. Rhythmically and harmonically, the music is influenced by jazz. Percussion: 2 suspended cymbals, temple blocks, tam tam, 5 tomtoms, and finger cymbals. The percussion writing employs primarily 2 mallet technique with some use of 4 mallets on the xylophone in a passage of repeated eighth note chords.Rendezvous was first performed on June 18, 1994 during the International Trumpet Guild Conference hosted by the University of Illinois in Urbana with percussionist David Collier and trumpeters James Ketch, Charles Gates, Roy Griffen & Craig Hurst. (8’)  Grade V-VI.  Rendezvous Sound Samples: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3 (the ending).mp3

or to order offline RENDEZVOUS 4 Bb trumpets & one percussion, B332 $28.50 


SONIC FABLES: “Lessons from Aesop” (1991) for brass quintet (2-1-1-1) and one percussion by Howard J. Buss. Entertaining musical representations of six of Aesop’s famous fables are presented between a Prelude and Postlude. The text of the fables is printed on a preliminary page to the score and may be used as written program notes. Each fable may also by recited by a member of the ensemble or a narrator prior to performing the accompanying movement. Because of the programmatic subject matter and the colorful spirit of the music, Sonic Fables works well with all types of audiences, including those of children. It is frequently used as a feature number by professional ensembles on school programs. Percussion: 2 suspended cymbals, temple blocks, snare drum, tomtom, triangle, tambourine, wind chimes, xylophone & tam-tam. The percussionist has numerous solos during the composition as well as an extended cadenza. The total duration is about 17 minutes; however, the 8 movements may be performed in smaller groupings if so desired by the performers. (18’) Grade V-VI.  
Sound Samples: Prelude.mp3 (excerpt with the beginning of narrator's lead-in to the 1st fable);
The Hawk and the Nightingale.mp3 (excerpt)
The Middle-Aged Man and His Two Mistresses.mp3 (excerpt)
The Cat and the Rooster.mp3 (excerpt)
The PipingFisherman.mp3 (excerpt, with the beginning of narrator's lead-in to the next movement)
The Fox and the Leopard.mp3 (excerpt)
The Lion and the Bear.mp3 (excerpt); Postlude.mp3 (excerpt)

or to order offline SONIC FABLES brass quintet (2-1-1-1) and one percussion, B339 $36.00


SPANISH MEMOIRS (2004) for solo trumpet & percussion quartet by Howard J. Buss Please see the listing above under percussion ensembles.

 


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SPECTRUM (2015) for solo bass clarinet & percussion quartet by Howard J. Buss Please see the listing above under percussion ensembles.


 

THERE IS A SEASON(2008) for Bb clarinet and 2 percussion by Howard J. Buss.  The titles of the 2 movements, A Time of War, and A Time of Peace, as well as that of the larger work are derived from Ecclesiastes 3 in the Old Testament of the Bible. This striking work was written during the Second Iraq War is loosely programmatic. The 1st movement is tense and has militaristic character with dramatic proclamations culminating in an exciting solo passage for the percussion. The second movement begins with an atmosphere of apprehension that gives way to a spirited dance-like section.  Eventually the disposition becomes reflective, but during the clarinet cadenza the mood brightens and returns to the animated and joyous mood exhibited earlier in the movement.    (13’30”)  Grade V-VI. 
Score Samples:Percussion setup page.pdf ; Excerpt movement 1.pdf ; Excerpt movement 2.pdf
Sound Samples: Excerpt, Movement1A.mp3; Excerpt, Movement 1B.mp3; Excerpt, Movement 2 (opening).mp3
or to order offline THERE IS A SEASON Bb clarinet and 2 percussion, B413  $30.00

 

THUNDER ROLL for three percussion and piano by Zack Browning. Please see the listing above under percussion ensembles.   YouTube performances: "Night Visions", and "Day Attack"

 
 
TWO CAPRICES (2007) for flute, oboe & marimba by Howard Buss is a rousing showpiece in two engaging movements. Evocation moves from the mysterious opening to a beautiful extended section in a pensive mood. Romp features beautiful lyricism and spirited rhythms with a Latin flare. Two Caprices was composed for Amy Collins, oboe; Kim McCormick, flute; and Robert McCormick, marimba and was premiered by Ms. Collins and the McCormick Duo at the 2007 International Double Reed Society Conference. (10:30) Grade VI.
Sound Samples: Movement 1, Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3
Sound Samples: Movement 2, Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3          YouTube video

or to order offline TWO CAPRICES flute, oboe & marimba, B411 $22.00

Ventures by Howard J. BussVENTURES for solo euphonium and percussion (1 or 2 players)  by Howard J. Buss was written during 2014 and is dedicated to Patrick Nyren. Cast in three movements, Boldly, Introspective, and Go!, this colorful work demonstrates the incredible expressive range and technical capabilities of the instruments. The percussion instrument setup is designed so that it can be performed by one or two players. Ventures received its premiere performance on November 2, 2014 by Patrick Nyren, euphonium, and percussionists Daniel Lyons and Kenny Goss at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. It is a "must" for all serious euphonium players! (14'45") Grade VI. B445 $30.00
Sound Samples: Movement 1_excerpt 1.mp3; Movement 1_excerpt 2.mp3; Movement 2_excerpt 1.mp3;
Movement 2_excerpt 2.mp3; Movement 3_excerpt 1.mp3; Movement 3_excerpt 2.mp3
View on YouTube Ventures: I. BoldlyVentures: II. Introspective, and Ventures: III Go!
or to order offline VENTURES for solo euphonium and percussion B445 $30.00
 


WHERE NOW RUSTS THE IRON? (1994) by Howard J. Buss.
Version for high voice, flute, cello, and 6 percussion. Please see the listing above under percussion ensembles.



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