Buss, Howard - Alpine Spring

Composed for Italian flutist Elena Cecconi. Its picturesque Italian subtitle, Riflessi sul lago alpino, translates as “Alpine Lake Reflections” and it celebrates the awakening of Spring in the region south of the Italy's Dolomite Mountains. As one listens to this music it is easy to imagine the glistening reflections of the dramatic Dolomite peaks and vibrant green spring foliage in the lake. For flute and harp. Grade 5-6. Duration 11'30".
$20.00
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Buss, Howard J. - A Day in the City

“7 Vignettes” (1986) for solo flute by Howard J. Buss. These colorful musical scenes from the city are excellent study and recital pieces. Each movement is given a title which depicts an occurrence the composer experienced one day in 1982 during a visit to New York City. The movements are Another Sunrise (based upon an early morning excursion to Central Park to witness the rising of the sun over the buildings); Off to a Busy Day (driving in heavy traffic, zigzagging around to avoid "crazy" drivers); The Lost Key Episode (the composer lost his car keys, but the key of the music is lost too); The Waitin' in Line Blues (an actual blues progression during which the performer alternates between playing with a straight tone and a heavy, obnoxious "corny" vibrato to show frustration at being stuck in a slow-moving line); Romantic Interlude (a beautiful, melodious and flowing waltz); Sudden Storm (getting caught up in a raging thunderstorm); and Out on the Town (has a cheerful Latin feel and breaks into swing as it reaches its climax). "Tonal, charming and imaginative! The low purchase price and the incisive approach of a skilled composer make this a piece worth seeking out.”
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Buss, Howard - Pipe Dream

The composer envisioned a setting in which a person is meditating in a forest on a sunny afternoon. Bird call fragments are interjected for new melodic and rhythmic ideas and influence the overall development of the work. This also symbolizes how environmental sounds can be suggestive and influence thought patterns. Grade 5. Duration 6'25".
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Buss, Howard - Space Renaissance

For solo flute. Dedicated to Elena Cecconi. It was inspired by the tenets of the Space Renaissance Initiative, which is dedicated to influencing world opinion to support space travel and to “lift humanity from the cradle of the Earth.” The 4 movements: Through the Portal, Alien Storm, Introspection and Reaching Beyond address the intriguing opposing mental capacities that allow a human being to tap into his/her inner self to connect with the universe, and also to kindle the desire to reach outward to new adventures and exploration. Grade 5-6. Duration: 7'45".
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