Vibrant Horizons for flute and wind ensemble by Howard J. Buss

“Vibrant Horizons” for flute and wind ensemble by Howard J. Buss was composed for flutist Brian Luce. This work was honorable mention for the 2020 American Prize in Music Composition. Complete set (score & parts)  $110.00, Score only $20.00, Parts only $90.00


While not referring to any one individual in particular, this work is suggestive of a person’s journey from one reality to another. It is in three movements: New Beginnings has an optimistic character, and the spirited thrust of the music projects movement in a hopeful and positive direction. The contemplative second movement, Old Thoughts, juxtaposes beautiful, atmospheric sections with brooding passages, as if to suggest a tension between desirable elements of the past with those that prompted the individual to seek new horizons. The final movement, Circles, addresses the fact that once one is settled into a new situation, routines develop. When viewed over time these routines often resemble circular patterns. (17’30) Grade V.

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