New! Spanish Memoirs - Music of Howard J. Buss
All of these compositions are published by Brixton Publications.
1. Rite of Passage* for solo marimba by Howard J. Buss, performed by Yu-Chung Chung 5:38 Listen
2. Incantation for trumpet and one percussion by Howard J. Buss. performed by Diego Arias, trumpet, and Yu-Jung Chung, percussion 8:39 Listen
3. Spanish Memoirs* for trumpet & percussion quartet by Howard J. Buss, performed by Diego Arias, trumpet, and Yu-Chung Chung, Antonio Josè Herrera Molina, Daniel Jesùs Martin, and Jorge Cano Rodriguez percussion 10:14 Listen
4. Night Tide* for trombone and marimba by Howard J. Buss, performed by Mauel Quesada Benìtez, trombone and Yu-Chung Chung, marimba 8:17 Listen
Atmospheres for trumpet and one percussion by Howard J. Buss, performed by performed by Diego Arias, trumpet, and Yu-Jung Chung, percussion
5. I. The Wakening 4:15 Listen
6. II. One Sunday, Long Ago 3:33 Listen
7. III. On-the-Edge 3:23 Listen
*World Premiere Recording
New! Jewish Memories, Paola Devoti, harp
All of these compositions for solo harp are performed by one of the world's greatest harpists, Paola Devoti.
Howard J. Buss - Awakening* (published by Brixton) 6:56 Listen
Paola Devoti - Ikh hob dikh lib* 3:11 Listen
Paola Devoti - Freylekhs: frammenti di danza* 4:36 Listen
Valentino Metti - Alenu: fantasia per arpa* 13:08
Paola Devoti - Canto sefarditico* 2:29
Attilio Del Re - Suonando nello scantinato* 4:21
Attilio Del Re - Suite of Yiddish Melodies* 5:33
Alberto Gentilil - Sognando 2:55
Paul Ben-Haim - Poème 4:21
Paola Devoti - Ikh hob dikh lib* 3:11
Paola Devoti - Freylekhs: frammenti di danza* 4:36
*World Premiere Recording
McDuo Works for Flute and Percussion
Kim McCormick, flute and Robert McCormick, percussion
Music by Lewis, Adams, Reller, Montage, Buss, Chi-Sun Li, and Weisgall.
James Lewis - Tampanera 7:28
Daniel Adams - Between 7:51
Paul Reller - McDuo 11:05
Stephen Montague - 2 Dirges - 3 Dances
1. First Dance 3:58,
II. Dirge 1 5:54,
III. Second Dance 3:42,
IV Dirge 2 5:16,
V. Third Dance 3:46
Howard Buss - Stellar Visions 8:04
Chinchun Chi-Sun Lee - THIN-0-0 4:21
Hugo Weisgall- Tangents
1. Starting Out 3:00
II. Scooting By 2:56
III. Moseying Along 3:43
IV. Taking Off 2:42
Imported from Bottega Discantica (Italy) BDI 237
Flute & Piano in Concert
Elena Cecconi, flauto (flute) - Federico Brunello, piano
Music by Saint-Saëns, Caplet, Taffanel, Gaubert, Ibert, Casella, and Buss - Total Playing time: 57' 09"
Camille Saint-Saëns - Odelette op. 162 8'44"
Andre' Caplet - Reverie et Petitie Valse from Feuillets d'Album 9'04"
Claude-Paul Taffanel - Andante Pastoral et Scherzettino 6'53
Philippe Gaubert - Fantaisie 7'21"
Jacques Ibert - Histories
Le petit ane blanc 2'10"
Danse la maison triste 2'51"
La cage de cristal 2'01"
Le cortege de Balkis 1'19"
Alfredo Casella - Siciliana e Burlesca 9'42"
Howard Buss - Dragon Flight (premier recording) 6'58"
Imported from Bottega Discantica (Italy) BDI 188
Flauto e arpa (Flute and harp)
Elena Cecconi, flauto (flute) - Paola Devoti, arpa (harp)
Music by Saint-Saens, Buss, Procaccini, Cataldo, Ravel, Del Re, Debussy, Piazzolla - Total playing time: 73' 30''
1 Camille Saint-Saëns - Fantaisie op. 124 15' 55''
2 Howard Buss - Alpine Spring 12' 50'' (Published by Brixton Publications, see listing above.)
3 Teresa Procaccini - Lied op. 76 5 '42''
4 Glauco Cataldo - Dallo scoglio al mare (From the sea cliff) 9 '34''
5 Maurice Ravel - Piece en forme de Habanera 3 '12''
6 Attilio Del Re - Yom ha shoah-Rapsodia su temi Yiddish (Rhapsody on issuesYiddish) 10 '23''
7 Claude Debussy - Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune 10 '56''
8 Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion 4 '36''
Imported from Bottega Discantica (Italy) BDI 187
Flauto solo (Flute solo)
Elena Cecconi, flute
Music by Mercadante, Kuhlau, Debussy, Karg-Elert, Ibert, Ferroud, Piazzolla, Buss - Total playing time: 58 '16''
1 Saverio Mercadante - Cara per te quest’ anima (from Rossini's Armida) 5 '22''
2 Saverio Mercadante - La' ci darem la mano (from Don Giovanni by Mozart) 6 '41''
3 Friedrich Kuhlau - Fantasia in D major op. 38/I - Adagio 3' 37''
4 Friedrich Kuhlau - Fantasia in D major op. 38/I - Allegro agitato 4' 05''
5 Friederich Kuhlau - Fantasia in D major op. 38/I - Arietta con variazioni (su Batti batti bel Masetto) 38 /I 4' 04''
6 Claude Debussy - Syrynx 3 '20''
7 Sigfrid Karg-Elert – Sonata appassionata in Fa# minor, op. 140 4’48”
8 Jacques Ibert - Piece 5 '26''
9 Pierre Octave Ferraud - Trois pieces - Bergere captive 2' 37''
10 Pierre Octave Ferraud - Trois pieces – Jade 2' 03''
11 Pierre Octave Ferraud - Trois pieces - Toan-yan (la fete du double -cinq) 5' 03''
12 Astor Piazzolla - Tango Studio No. 3 3' 36''
13 Howard Buss - Hurricane! - The Approach 2' 12'' (Published by Brixton Publications)
14 Howard Buss - Hurricane! - The First Wave 1 '41'' (Published by Brixton Publications)
15 Howard Buss - Hurricane! - The Eye 2 '17'' (Published by Brixton Publications)
16 Howard Buss - Hurricane! - The Second Wave 1' 51'' (Published by Brixton Publications)
Fantaisie, music for flute and piano. The performers are Agata Igras-Sawicka on flute and Mariusz Rutkowski on piano. This exquisite CD from DUX Records of Warsaw, Poland) includes the following works:
1. Fantaisie by Philippe Gaubert
2. Fantaisie, op. 79 by Gabriel Faure'
3. Fantaisie by Georges Hüe
4. Fantaisie pastorale hongroise, op.26 by Albert Franz Doppler
5. Fantaisie Brilliante sur Carmen by Francois Borne
6. Fantasie-Caprice by Andre' Jolivet (2:36)
7. Fantasie by Howard J.Buss (published by Brixton Publications) (10:16)
8. Fantaisie by Raymond Guiot (6:33)
This CD, Fantaisie DUX 0658, is an import from Poland available from Brixton Publications.
Atmospheres - This significant CD by the Double Take Duo (Don N. Parker, percussion and Sheryl Linch-Parker, trumpet) is a "must". The CD takes its name from the first work on the recording, Atmospheres by Howard J. Buss (published by Brixton Publications). The CD includes:
Atmospheres (2005) for trumpet and percussion by Howard J. Buss (Published by Brixton Publications.)
 I. The Wakening 4:41
 II. One Sunday, Long Ago 4:03
 III. On-The-Edge 3:52
 Where Sirens Dwell (2006) by William L. Cahn 12:46
for trumpet and percussion with prerecorded CD
Six Interlocutions for Trumpet and Percussion
I. Opening Statement 3:02
 II. Light Banter 3:00
 III. Call 1:15
 IV. Be Correct or Happy 5:32
 V. Response 1:27
 VI. Conclusion 6:23
Love Letters - This wonderful CD features 3 exquisite compositions
by Roger C. Vogel: Love Letters for high voice, violin and
piano; The Distances They Keep for 2 high voices, flute,
and piano; and In Darkness for high voice, alto sax, and
piano. All works are published by Brixton Publications.
Love Letters (Published by Brixton Publications.)
1. Your Letter Moved Me 2:29
2. I Lie Awake 3:52
3. Dear Miss West Forty-seventh Street 1:49
4. My Dearest Nell (voice and piano) 7:45
5. The French Ladies 3:39
6. My Darling Dear, Delightful Ringo 2:57
7. Have You Heard That I Love You (voice and violin) 3:07
8. Alas! I have Suffered Your Scorn! 11:36
9. Everything Measurable Passes 1:45
10. Interlude (violin and piano) 2:59
11. Adieu, I Seal My Letter 4:36
Ellen Ritchey, soprano; Gregory Broughton, tenor; Levon Ambartsumian,
violin; and Anatoly Sheludyakov, piano.
The Distances They Keep 13:13 (Published bby Brixton Publications.)
Ellen Ritchey, Stephanie Pierce, sopranos, Lisa Bartholow, flute; and
Andre Lash, piano.
In Darkness 17:30 (Published by Brixton Publications.)
Ellen Ritchey, soprano; Kenneth Fischer, alto sax; Anatoly Sheludyakov,
Total playing time 77:20.
CD HOWARD J. BUSS: MODERN TIMES
for flute, percussion, and narrator Outstanding,
brilliant...These works demonstrate that Buss is one of our more outstanding
composers for percussion. The performances are of the highest quality.
- George Frock, Percussive
Notes Magazine, October 2004
In its April 2005 issue, The Gramophone, a leading audiophile magazine
based in England, selected the CD Howard J. Buss: Modern Times to be included among The best new recordings from North America.
Composer Howard J. Buss has won a number of
awards, and this varied survey offers a worthy overview of his music.
- The Gramophone, April 2005
And specifically about Scenes from the Holy
The opening section, Masada presents
angular solos against percussion accents, with ascending legato passages
for the flute. The music turns more florid and Middle-Eastern in style
before a peaceful coda. Storm on Mount Sinai offers sharply
rhythmic music accented with tambourine and a more febrile bazaar-like
flute writing. The Flock by the Sea of Galilee contains an
oddly memorable five-note percussion motif under a lovely bucolic flute
theme. The Road to Jerusalem makes a haunting finale with
elaborate passages against pulsating percussion. Scenes from the
Holy Land is an effective and colorful work with deftly varied
music and tackled by the musicians with skill and understated virtuosity
Buss intimate style requires. It makes its effects with point and
economy and would be a boon to flute and percussion duos searching for
program material. - The Gramophone, April 2005
Overture for Percussion
for 4 percussion (6:00)
Howard J. Buss
Scenes from the Holy Land for
flute and percussion (15:30) Howard
I. Masada (3:50)
II. Storm on Mount Sinai (3:06)
III. The Flock By the Sea of Galilee (2:24)
IV. Jordan Valley Enchantment (2:29)
V. The Road to Jerusalem (4:26)
four percussion (14:34)
Howard J. Buss
CURRENTS Sound Sample#1.mp3 (1MB)
CURRENTS Sound Sample#2.mp3 (1MB)
CURRENTS Sound Sample#3.mp3 (1.1MB)
CURRENTS Sound Sample#4.mp3 (984K)
Modern Times for
narrator, flute and four percussion (29:30) Howard
I. Info Glut (3:34) Sound
II. Night Tide (2:49) Sound
III. The Hunt (4:14) Sound
IV. Five Question Interlude (3:01) Sound
V. The Asphalt Blanket (3:11) Sound
VI. To a Neglected Child (5:25) Sound
VII. Giggles!?! (1:57) Sound
VIII. Modern Times (5:26) Sound
Sample#1 (1000K) Sound Sample#2
Total Playing Time: (66:45)
All works published by Brixton Publications (ASCAP) - www.brixtonpublications.com/
Performers: Overture for Percussion: T. Hampton
Dohrman, Emory Blake, Grant M. Beiner, Lee W. Hinkle and Robert McCormick,
conductor. Scenes from the Holy Land: The McCormick Duo - Kim S.
McCormick, flute; Robert McCormick, percussion. Performers for Currents:
T. Hampton Dohrman, Emory Blake, Grant M. Beiner, Robert McCormick. Modern
Times: Jerald Reynolds, narrator; Kim McCormick, flute; percussion:
Greg Graves, Cara Ready, Brad Sharo, Ryan Thomas. Overture, Scenes
and Currents recorded at the Springs Theatre, Tampa FL. Modern
Times recorded at the Music Recital Hall at the University of South
Florida, Tampa. Engineer John Stephan of the Springs Theatre (www.springstheatre.com).
Cover art by Judy E. Buss.
CD - Twilight Remembered: The McCormick Duo Kim
McCormick, flute and Robert McCormick, percussion. Works included
are Archipelago by Paul Bissell, Esprit Rude II/Esprit
Doux II by Elliot Carter, Pipeaubec by Andre Jolivet,
Movement of Varied Movements by Ralph Shapey, Still
Life With Fruit by David Heuser, Asymptotes by Henri
Lazarof, Silver Set by Hilton Jones, Four Phases for
Three by Wesley Fuller, Pipe Dream
for solo flute by Howard Buss, Night
Soliloquy by Kent Kennan, Twilight Remembered by
Daniel Adams.The McCormick Duo seems to have
carved out a unique corner for intelligent modern music, and its
good to spend an hour there, in such varied, sophisticated company.
- Paul Ingram, Fanfare Magazine (May/June 2004)
Pipe Dream Sound Samples:
Excerpt 1.mp3 (877K), Excerpt
2.mp3 (1.1MB), Excerpt 3.mp3
Double Take featuring
Sheryl Linch, trumpet, and Don N. Parker, percussion.
An exquisite recording which is a must for any serious trumpeter
or percussionist. Included on the CD is Interplay for Trumpet and
Percussion by Murray Houllif, Four Pieces for Trumpet and
Marimba by Erwin Chandler, Sonata No. 2 by Anthony
Cirone, Suite for Trumpet and Marimba by Alec Wilder, and
Incantation for Trumpet and Percussion by Howard
Incantation Sound Samples:
Sound Sample#1.mp3 (1MB) Sound
Eye Witness Innova Records
CD -featuring Flute Force, Garrison
Keillor, and the Meridian String Quartet performing Land
of the Farther Suns for narrator, flute quartet and piano
by David Alpher, Elizabeth Brown's Travelogue for flute
quartet, Robert Dick's Eyewitness for flute quartet, Gary
Schocker's Nymphs for flute quartet, and Eric Stokes' Tantamounts for flute quartet and string quartet.
Night Thoughts and Fancies: "New Music for
Flute and Piano" Capstone Records
CD - features flutist Grzegorz Olkiewicz
and pianist Gerald Ranck. Included are Fantasia
and Rhapsody by Dinos Constantinides, Robert Frank's The
Emergence of Night, Nocturne by Alan Schmitz,
Images of Ancient Egypt by Walter Pappas, Free Fancy
by Allen Molineux, Windhover by Hilary Tann, and The
Signs of the Zodiac by Donna Kelly Eastman.
Premiers, Vol. 1 features Kim McCormick on flute and the University of South Florida Percussion Ensemble. Included are
Paul Rellers Black Magic Flute, Robert Constables Crackhead, Hilton Jones Time Craft, James Lewis Dr. Time, Salty Fish Flesh by Brian
Benscoter, and Howard Buss Mysterious
Mysterious Exit Sound Samples:
Sound Sample#1.mp3 (1MB) Sound
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