Buss, Howard – Venetian Memoirs
For solo flute. This “tour de force” , dedicated to Elena Cecconi. is based on the composer’s experiences in Venice, it is divided into 3 programmatic movements: “PrimoMattino (Early Morning), “Scene di Strada (Sidewalk Scenes)” and “Il Treno del Ritorno (The Train Ride Home).” The character of the music coupled with the inclusion of numerous mini-quotes from Italian folk songs and composers such as Offenbach, Paganini, Palestrina, Rossini, and Vivaldi make this an entertaining, audience-friendly work. Grade 6. Duration 12′.