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Clarinet with one other instrument or voice

Clarinet and electronic recording  *  Clarinet or Basset horn and piano  *  Clarinet and harp

Two clarinets  *  clarinet and voice  *  Clarinet and violin, or viola, or cello  *  Clarinet and flute

Clarinet and English horn  *  Clarinet and horn, or trombone, or tuba  *  Clarinet and percussion


Grading scale: I-II - Easy, III-IV - Intermediate; V-VI Advanced - Durations are in parenthesis.


Clarinet and electronic recording:

Alien Loop de Loops cover

ALIEN LOOP DE LOOPS for clarinet and electronic recording by Howard J. Buss is a playful fantasy piece designed to appeal to a wide range of audiences. The title refers to both programmatic and technical elements in the work. The composer envisioned a performer outside in an open area during an air show by an alien craft. During the opening section he/she plays unaccompanied, but then is joined by the recording, which contains sounds generated by traditional instruments as well as an "alien" voice, the spacecraft, and various electronic effects. Technically, the title refers to how the recording was made. It consists of numerous sound loops combined to form an imaginative and picturesque sonic tapestry. The publication includes sheet music and a CD (attached to the inside of the back cover) that contains the performance and accompaniment tracks. (6’47”) Grade V.
Sound samples: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3.mp3; Excerpt 4.mp3

ALIEN LOOP DE LOOPS for clarinet & electronic recording (sheet music & CD) B446C $20.00


Clarinet and piano, Basset horn and piano:                         (Top of Page)

Color'tudes coverNew! COLOR'TUDES “Five Attitudinal Colors” for bass clarinet and piano by Howard J. Buss is a intriguing mixture of intellect and fun. Colors influence a wide array of aspects of the human condition, most notably moods and emotions as well as one’s sense of taste and time perception. Too numerous to mention here are the thousands of other ways colors influence our lives. This suite of five character pieces for bass clarinet and piano musically personifies attributes of the respective colors. The temperaments of the movements range from thoughtful and pensive to playful and spirited. The movements and their respective durations are Obsessive Crimson (2’28”), Deep Purple (2’52”), Flippant Yellow (2’35”), Cobalt Aglow (2’49”), and Funky Orange (3’02”). Color'tudes was composed for bass clarinetist Dr. Karl Kolbeck. He and Dr. Angela Miller-Niles premiered it on April 23, 2021.
Total duration: 14’ Grade V-VI.
Score sample: Excerpts.pdf   -  Sound samples: Movement 1.mp3; Movement 2.mp3;

Movement 3.mp3; Movement 4.mp3; Movement 5.mp3

COLOR'TUDES for bass clarinet & piano score & part B497 $22.00


DIALOGUE (1981) for clarinet and piano by Howard J. Buss is a sonata in 3 movements: Florida Bound begins with energetic statements in both instruments followed by a rousing section with driving rhythms and soaring melodies. A beautiful, melodious central section gives way to an exciting, developmental passage followed by a recapitulation of the opening section. The movement culminates with an exhilarating and fiery coda. The second movement, Forest Whispers, commences with an arabesque melody played on the clarinet with a background of lush, sustained chords on the piano. The mood becomes reflective and the pianist shifts from the piano to provide a soft, shimmering background for a gentle and beautiful melody (based upon a bird call) played on the clarinet. The piano reenters with a colorful passage involving delicate pedal shading and is joined by the clarinet in a variation of the opening arabesque to close the movement. Rendezvous is a jubilant rondo distinguished by flowing melodies supported by a lively accompaniment. Embedded in the final movement are references to thematic material from the previous movements.Although the musical material and its treatment involves great contrasts, on close analysis one discovers the tightly knit organic unity of this work. (13’30”) Grade IV-V.
Sound Samples:
Movement 1.mp3; Movement 2.mp3; Movement 3.mp3
DIALOGUE for clarinet & piano, B315 $16.50 


In Memoriam coverIN MEMORIAM for basset horn and piano by Howard J. Buss is a sonic tribute to the millions of soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in time of war. This engaging work was written during the fall of 2005 at a time when the United States marked the 2000th death of a US soldier in Iraq during the Second Gulf War. The music is loosely programmatic; the two movements reflect the sentiments of the poems In Flanders Fields by John McCrae and In Flanders Fields (An Answer) by C.B. Galbreath. Both of these poems were penned in response to “The War to End All Wars”, World War I, but their convictions are timeless, and certainly apply to the war in Iraq. In 2015 In Memoriam (originally for horn & piano) was adapted for basset horn by the composer in consultation with basset hornist Keith Koons. (11’) Grade V.
Score samples: Movement 1.pdf; Movement 2.pdf; Solo part samples: Movement 1.pdf;Movement 2.pdf
In Memoriam, for basset horn & piano, B404BH $20.00


LEGACY OF ANCIENT SEAS for clarinet and piano by Howard J. Buss is a colorful sonatina inspired by the dramatic desert landscapes of the American West. It is in four movements: Pinnacles and Spires, The Ponderosa Forest, Flight of the Raven, and Salt Lake City Escapade. Commissioned for John Masserini and ClarinetFest 2003. (8’30”) Grade V.
Sound Samples: Movement 1.mp3; Movement 2.mp3; Movement 3.mp3; Movement 4.mp3

Score scamples (score in C): Excerpts.mp3
LEGACY OF ANCIENT SEAS for clarinet & piano, B383 $16.50


NIGHTPIECE (1996) for clarinet and piano by David Alpher suggests the duality of the dark hours: One aspect of night is lyrical, romantic, yearning and warm. The other aspect is furtive, urban, on-the-edge and cool. The composer states, “No other instrument can sound both warm and cool as convincingly as the clarinet.” This is an exquisite recital piece." (6’30”) Grade V.

NIGHTPIECE for clarinet & piano, B108  $10.00


POLEMICS (1990) for clarinet and piano in 4 short and incisive movements by Randall Snyder derives its title from the adversarial and argumentative relationship between the clarinet and piano, each trying to win over the other to its point of view. The angular rhythms and detailed dynamics create a spiky, hard-edged style. It has been recorded by clarinetist John Russo and pianist Lydia Walton Ignacio on the CD “Masterworks for Clarinet and Piano” (CRS - 9561). (5’) Grade V.  
 
Sound Samples: Movement 1.mp3; Movement 2.mp3; Movement 3.mp3;Movement 4.mp3
POLEMICS for clarinet & piano, B812 $12.00


POSTCARDS FROM VIENNA for clarinet and piano by Howard J. Buss was commissioned for and premiered at ClarinetFest 1998 by Kathleen Gardiner. It is in 4 movements: Around the Ring, Hundertwasser House - In Transit, Tombs of Honor, and Street Scenes, and was inspired by Buss’1996 visit to Vienna. Around the Ring, captures the energy and excitement of traveling on the Ring, a major transportation artery that loops around the city center. The music has driving rhythms and jazzy flourishes. The second movement is divided into 2 main sections: Hundertwasser House is a tribute to the esteemed Viennese artist, Hundertwasser. The title refers specifically to the imaginative apartment house designed by this innovative artist whose colorful paintings are displayed in the adjacent Kunsthaus Wien. In Transit is reminiscent of a short hop on the Underground (subway). Tombs of Honor was inspired by the stately cemetery, Zentralfriedhof, where many great musicians from Vienna's glorious past are buried next to one another- Beethoven, Brahms, Johann Strauss, Hugo Wolf, Schubert, and the clarinetist Mühlfeld to name a few. The capricious final movement, Street Scenes, was inspired by the happenings on the bustling Kärtnerstrasse, a pedestrian walkway frequented by street musicians and other artists. Included are references themes by various Viennese composers. At times these excerpts are tossed about in a kaleidoscopic manner. On other occasions they serve as the basis for organic musical development, such as when a metrically altered theme from the first Brahms Clarinet Sonata becomes the subject of a fugue. Grade V. (13')
Score sample: Excerpts.pdf - Sound Samples: Movement 1.mp3; Movement 2A.mp3;

Movement 2B.mp3; Movement 3.mp3; Movement 4A.mp3; Movement 4B.mp3

POSTCARDS FROM VIENNA for clarinet & piano, B360  $18.50

Reflections on the Last Post for clarinet and piano cover
Reflections on the Last Post for clarinet and band coverREFLECTIONS ON THE LAST POST for clarinet and piano by Howard J. Buss was inspired by The Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, Belgium. It honors the thousands of soldiers who died to free Belgium from the Germans in WWI. The Last Post Ceremony was first held on July 1928 and has been performed every night since November 11, 1929 at the Menin Gate Memorial, except during the years of the German occupation of Ypres from May 20, 1940 to September 6, 1944. During the occupation the ceremony was continued at the Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey, England. The composition develops the “Last Post” bugle call, which is performed near the beginning of the ceremony. The work also has stirring sections signifying the youthfulness and vitality of those who fought and died on the Ypres battlefields. Score and part included.
(8’) Grade V. Sound samples: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3.mp3; Excerpt 4.mp3

This work is also published for clarinet and band or wind ensemble.
REFLECTIONS ON THE LAST POST for clarinet & piano, score & part: B479 $20.00

 
SEASCAPE (1991) for clarinet and piano by Zack Browning.This engaging composition suggests images of the power, grandeur, and mystery of the sea. Intriguing musical development progresses throughout the work on currents of minimalism creating at times an hypnotic effect. (10') Grade V. 
Sound Samples: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3.mp3

SEASCAPE for clarinet & piano, B203 $18.50

 
SEASIDE REFLECTIONS (2011) for clarinet & piano by Howard J. Buss captures the serenity of musing by the sea. On the preface page to the score is printed the following free verse by the composer. It is suggested that the poem be narrated immediately before the performance and/or printed in the program notes to set the mood for the music:: “On the shore of eternity swirling currents of liquid chaos gather for and disperse as foam. As rock wears to sand all dissonance transforms to serenity. Time presses no longer.” This is a memorable recital piece with audience appeal. (7’) Grade IV. Seaside Reflections for clarinet & harp sound sample: Excerpt.mp3
Sound samples (clarinet & piano): Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3.mp3

SEASIDE REFLECTIONS for clarinet & piano B338CP  $12.00


SKYLINES (2002) for clarinet and piano by Howard Buss. Cast in two engaging movements, this composition is a picturesque musical urban portrait. This work is loosely programmatic in that no specific city is depicted; rather, the composer captures, in a broad manner, the essence of the big city spectacle. The lyrical and majestic first movement, Panorama, suggests the expansive grandeur of cityscape. The second, Amid the Spires, is influenced by jazz and captures the dynamic energyon the city streets. (30') Grade V.  
Score samples (score in C): Movement 1.pdf; Movement 2.pdf
SKYLINES for clarinet and piano, B380 $16.50


Clarinet and harp:                                                         (Top of Page)

SEASIDE REFLECTIONS (2011) for clarinet and harp by Howard J. Buss captures the serenity of musing by the sea. On the preface page to the score is printed the following free verse by the composer. It is suggested that the poem be narrated immediately before the performance and/or printed in the program notes to set the mood for the music:: “On the shore of eternity swirling currents of liquid chaos gather for and disperse as foam. As rock wears to sand all dissonance transforms to serenity. Time presses no longer.” This is a memorable recital piece with audience appeal. (7’) Grade IV. Seaside Reflections for clarinet & harp sound sample: Excerpt.mp3
Sound samples (clarinet & piano): Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3.mp3

SEASIDE REFLECTIONS for clarinet and harp B338CH $12.00


Two clarinets:                                                 (Top of Page)

COMEDIE CHALUMEAU (1994) for two B-flat clarinets by Randall Snyder was written as a wedding present for Laura and Brent Beech. This irreverent duo is a 5-minute romp through intriguing argumentative counterpoint interrupted by humorous “quotes” from the clarinet literature. The two friendly adversaries are presented with plenty of rhythmic and dynamic challenges. This work is fun for both the performers and the audience!
(5’) Grade V. Sound Sample: Excerpt.mp3

COMEDIE CHALUMEAU for 2 Bb clarinets, B811 $8.95


FELINITY by Howard Buss for two clarinets (or clarinet and English horn.) Both versions are included with the published set. Cast in 3 movements: Alfie’s Dance, Behind the Cryptic Gaze, and Intrigues, the character of this work is greatly influenced by the feline qualities of grace, sleekness, stealth, and playfulness. It was commissioned by clarinetist, Karen Dannessa, and English hornist, Henry Grabb. (8') Grade V.
Score samples (transposed score): Movement 1.pdf; Movement 2.pdf; Movement 3.pdf

FELINITY for clarinet and English horn or 2 clarinets, B382 $16.00 


FOUR MINIATURES (2011) for clarinet and bass clarinet (playable by two soprano clarinets) by Howard J. Buss is a vibrant sonatina This picturesque composition is in four movements: Aggressive, Contemplative, Buoyant, and Energetic. The playful, yet sophisticated character of the music makes this an audience-friendly work. (9’20”)  Grade V. 
Score samples: Excerpt 1.pdf ; Excerpt 2.pdf ; Excerpt 3.pdf
Sound samples: Movement 1.mp3; Movement 2 excerpt.mp3; Movement 3 excerpt.mp3; Movement 4 excerpt.mp3

FOUR MINIATURES for clarinet & bass clarinet (playable by 2 soprano clarinets) B425C  $16.00 



Clarinet and voice:                                            (Top of Page)

THE FROG, HE FLY...ALMOST (2000) for high voice (soprano or tenor) and clarinet by Roger C. Vogel is an entertaining and humorous look at the amazing amphibian. The vocal range is c# (below the treble staff) to Bb above the staff. A great addition to any recital. (5’) Grade V. Text: The Frog, He Fly...Almost (Anonymous)
What a wonderful bird the frog are--
When he stand he sit almost;
When he hop, he fly almost.
He ain’t got no sense hardly;
                       He ain’t got no tail hardly either.
                       When he sit, he sit on what he ain’t got almost
Score Sample.pdf

THE FROG, HE FLY...ALMOST for high voice (soprano or tenor) & clarinet, B915 $10.00 


Clarinet and violin, Clarinet and viola, and Clarinet and cello:                   (Top of Page)


Divergences coverNew! DIVERGENCES for clarinet and viola by Howard J. Buss was written for clarinetist Allison Storochuk and violist Kirsten Weingartner Weiss. The 3 movements explore a wide array of moods and sonic atmospheres ranging from the mystical, to the contemplative, to soaring, vibrant passages: Recollections of Shared Times, Disparate Views, and Celebrations. The composer states, “The titles relate to a phenomenon that has long fascinated me: How is it that people such as siblings, who grow up in the same environment (home, family, teachers, and shared experiences), can turn out in later years to be very different from one another with their religious and political beliefs, preferences for food, travel, music, etc.  This is addressed generally in the duo, which is designed to be musically solid without any extra-musical, programmatic connotations. However, I think the titles and general character of the music will connect with many listeners and may make them think about the evolution of their own personal relationships.” Score and parts are included. (12’) Grade V. (12’) Grade V. YouTube video

Score sample: Excerpts.pdf - Sound samples: Movement 1.mp3; Movement 2.mp3; Movement 3.mp3

DIVERGENCES for clarinet and viola (score & parts) B489 $28.50


fables from AesopFABLES FROM AESOP (2014) for violin and bass clarinet by Howard Buss, in five movements: The Dog Who Chased a Lion, The Astronomer, The Camel Who Wanted Horns, The Crow and the Pitcher, and The Rabbits and the Frogs. Each movement begins with a performer reciting the corresponding fable. The engaging music is idiomatic and sophisticated, yet it is accessible because of its strong programmatic nature. This piece is a hit with all types of audiences, including those comprised of children! It makes a great concert feature and also is highly effective on out-reach concerts in the schools. (13’) Grade V.
Score samples: Movement1.pdf; Movement 2.pdf; Movement 3.pdf; Movement 4.pdf; Movement 5.pdf 

FABLES FROM AESOP for violin & bass clarinet B371C $16.00 


TIME CAPSULE (1996) for violin & B-flat clarinet by Howard J. Buss is a sonatina in 4 movements: Daybreak, Chorale, Rendezvous, and Homeward Bound and is both fun to play and listen to. The first movement has a frolicking and optimistic character. Chorale breaks with the traditional structure of the chorale in that each phrase gets a measure longer. The harmonies of the second movement contain some spicy dissonances as well. Rendezvous, is in a lilting 6/8 and really "works up a lather" as it progresses to an exciting climax. The final movement, Homeward Bound, begins with a fanfare-like passage that gives way to a spirited dance characterized by an intriguing interplay between the instruments. (7’) Grade IV-V.
Version for flute and clarinet Sound samples: Movement 1.mp3; Movement 2.mp3; Movement 3.mp3; Movement 4.mp3
View on Time Capsule: YouTube Video (flute & clarinet version)

TIME CAPSULE for violin & B-flat clarinet B351 $8.95 

  
THE WORLD WITHIN (1999) for clarinet and cello by Howard J. Buss. In recent years this American composer has written a number of works which address the human condition in our rapidly changing, technology-laden society. The World Within is a addresses an individual's yearning to be reconnected with his spiritual past while at the same time endeavoring to be effective in business and social interactions in the modern world. Buss was fascinated by how an acquaintance was resolving this dichotomy in his own life. Six days a week he worked long days as a businessman, immersed in, and sometimes overwhelmed by, the fast-paced world of business. Yet without exception, he spent the entire day every Saturday at his Synagogue in worship, studying the Talmud, following ancient rituals, and reverently assisting the Rabbi in his sacred duties. In this work the 2 worlds, that of one's modern secular existence and that of one's spiritual heritage, are represented by two markedly different compositional procedures. The former is represented with a highly-structured, lyrical 12-tone style. The latter is more spontaneous and is influenced by Jewish musical idioms. In the slow, mysterious opening section these styles are juxtaposed; however, as the composition develops they become synthesized in a thoroughly integrated manner. (10’) Grade V.
Sound Samples:
Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3.mp3   Hear in its entirety:YouTube video
The World Within was written for clarinetist Keith Koons, and cellist, Melissa Kraut. It was premiered by these artists in 2000 at the University of Central Florida.

THE WORLD WITHIN for clarinet & cello, B367 $16.50


Clarinet and flute:                                                      (Top of Page)
    
MYTHIC QUEST (2000) for flute and clarinet by Roger C. Vogel. In mythology there are numerous stories of quests. Heroes such as Perseus, Hercules, Theseus, Jason, and others undertook missions of great importance during which they risked their lives, encountered strange creatures, and had many adventures.This work seeks to capture the urgency, excitement,, and drama of such an ancient journey. The flute and clarinet, equal partners, pursue each other with animated motives throughout the musical adventure. This exciting work contains 3 main sections: a fast, vigorous opening gives way to a more relaxed mood before the quest is concluded with a return to an increasingly resolute version of the opening ideas. “A great recital piece!” (9’) Grade IV-V.

MYTHIC QUEST for flute & clarinet B918  $16.50


Temperaments by Vogel for flute and Bb clarinettemperaments by Vogel for flute and bass clarinetTEMPERAMENTS (2015) by Roger C. Vogel. The title refers to the mental, physical, and emotional traits of a person as manifested by peculiarities of feeling, temper, action, etc. The five movements illustrate various types of traits or feelings: Searching (3’10”), Wavering (3’), Pursuing (2’40”), Floating (2’45”), and Quivering (2’55”). The movements may be play individually, or in any grouping. The performers read from score, two scores are provided.
Duration: @ 14’30” with no pauses. Grade V.
TEMPERAMENTS- version for flute and Bb clarinet  B941C $20.00
TEMPERAMENTS - version for flute and bass clarinet  B941B $20.00


TIME CAPSULE (1996) by Howard J. Buss is a sonatina in 4 movements: Daybreak, Chorale, Rendezvous, and Homeward Bound and is both fun to play and listen to. The first movement has a frolicking and optimistic character. Chorale breaks with the traditional structure of the chorale in that each phrase gets a measure longer. The harmonies of the second movement contain some spicy dissonances as well. Rendezvous, is in a lilting 6/8 and really "works up a lather" as it progresses to an exciting climax. The final movement, Homeward Bound, begins with a fanfare-like passage that gives way to a spirited dance characterized by an intriguing interplay between the instruments. (7’) Grade IV-V.
Version for flute and clarinet Sound samples: Movement 1.mp3; Movement 2.mp3; Movement 3.mp3; Movement 4.mp3
View on Time Capsule: YouTube Video
TIME CAPSULE - version for flute & B-flat clarinet B350 $8.95 


TWIN MOONS (1997) for flute and clarinet by Roger C. Vogel. The title refers to the moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, which are quite different in appearance and the speed of their orbits. Phobos is rugged with many large impact craters and completes its orbit in only 7 hours. Deimos is smooth and takes almost 30 hours to orbit Mars.This work is suggestive of the interweaving paths of these two celestial bodies as seen from the surface of Mars.
Sound Sample.mp3 (6’) Grade IV.
TWIN MOONS for flute & clarinet, B911 $8.95


Clarinet and English horn:                                   (Top of Page)


FELINITY by Howard Buss for clarinet and English horn (or for two clarinets.) Both versions are included with the published set. Cast in 3 movements: Alfie’s Dance, Behind the Cryptic Gaze, and Intrigues, the character of this work is greatly influenced by the feline qualities of grace, sleekness, stealth, and playfulness. It was commissioned by clarinetist, Karen Dannessa, and English hornist, Henry Grabb. (8') Grade V.
Score samples (transposed score):
Movement 1.pdf; Movement 2.pdf; Movement 3.pdf

Sound samples: Movement 1.mp3; Movement 2.mp3; Movement 3.mp3

FELINITY for clarinet & English horn (or 2 clarinets) B382 $16.00 


Clarinet and horn, Clarinet and trombone, and Clarinet and tuba:            (Top of Page)


 THREE DANCES for clarinet and trombone (or bassoon) by Thomas Zugger in 3 movements : Jazz Waltz, Slow Dance and Irish Jig. In this work the "lead" in each dance is shared in alternation between the two instrumentalists. Jazz Waltz, is in ABA form with the middle section being a waltz in 4/4. The melody is introduced by the bassoon (or trombone) and is passed back and forth throughout. In Slow Dance, the musical material undergoes continuous development with the equality of the parts being paramount. Irish Jig opens with an intriguing mixed meter section which leads to the rousing jig. It concludes with an exciting and frenzied accelerando and fugue. This work is fun to perform and has a great audience appeal!  The clarinet and trombone version is recorded on the CD Dances and Dreams [Mark Records 8290-MCD]  (11’30”)  Grade IV. 
Sound samples: Movement 1.mp3; Movement 2.mp3: Movement 3.mp3
Note: Other works in the Brixton catalog for clarinet & trombone are Capriccio for clarinet, trombone & percussion, and Florida Tableau for clarinet, trombone & piano, both by Howard J. Buss; and Tom Zugger's A Thousand Words for clarinet, trombone & viola - see clarinet in chamber music: trios.

THREE DANCES for clarinet & trombone (or bassoon), B740 $16.00 


THREE JAZZICALS (2009) for Bb clarinet and tuba by Howard J. Buss is dedicated to tubist Jay Hunsberger and is in 3 movements - To Bop or Not to Bop, Sounds from the Cool Smoke, and Hotish. The composer states, “ It was not my aim to create a specific hybrid style by synthesizing jazz and modern classical music; rather, my intent was to systematically strip away the fundamental elements of jazz to explore at what point the music ceases being jazz and becomes classical. The style is the resultant this procedure. It is understood that because the subject of what constitutes jazz (there are so many kinds) is so complex, depending upon the background and views of the listener, Three Jazzicals will sound jazzy (in varying degrees) to most, and mostly classical to some.” The instruments employed have been traditionally used in jazz. However, stripped away is the rhythm section; traditional chord progressions; melodic, rhythmic and formal clichés; and improvisation. Among the elements kept is the allowance for personal expression through each player’s tone, inflections, and articulations. The players are specifically asked not to swing at any time.  (12’) Grade V-VI.
Sound samples: Movement 1.mp3; Movement 2.mp3; Movement 3.mp3

THREE JAZZICALS for Bb clarinet & tuba, B418C $20.00

 

TWO TO TANGO (2012) for clarinet and horn by Roger Vogel in five movements: Tango 1, Foxtrot, Quick Step, Waltz, and Tango 2. This charming suite of dances is written in an accessible modern style. The movements may be played individually, or any grouping.  (18’)  Grade V.
Youtube videos: Movement 1, Movement 2Movement 3Movement 4,  Movement 5 

TWO TO TANGO for clarinet & horn, B934 $18.50 


Clarinet and percussion:                                   (Top of Page)

Divertissements_coverDIVERTISSEMENTS for Bb clarinet and percussion by Howard J. Buss was composed in the autumn of 2016 for clarinetist Kathleen Mulcahy. This composition is designed so that either one or two percussionists can perform it. The 3 movements take listeners through a wide range of emotions and sonic atmospheres. Lyrical sections that are playfully juxtaposed with forceful passages characterize the first movement, Temporal Intrigues.The hauntingly beautiful second movement, Mystic Eyes, has a dreamy, meditative quality. Fusional Escapades is energetic and, with the exception of the clarinet cadenza, the performers are equal partners. The sometimes-playful character of the music is reminiscent to that which occurs in the first movement. (12’40”)  Grade V. - score & parts -
Percussion Notes.pdf; Score Samples: Movement 1.pdf, Movement 2.pdf, Movement 3.pdf

Clarinet Part Samples: Movement 1.pdf, Movement 2.pdf, Movement 3.pdf

Sound Samples: Movement 1: Excerpt 1.mp3, Excerpt 2.mp3 - Movement 2: Excerpt 3.mp3, Excerpt 4.mp3

Movement 3: Excerpt 5.mp3, Excerpt 6.mp3

DIVERTISSEMENTS for Bb clarinet & percussion, B462 $28.50


IMPROMPTU (1994) for clarinet (or soprano saxophone) and marimba by Howard J. Buss is characterized by driving rhythms and ornate melodic lines. The opening motives in both parts undergo almost continuous development throughout the work, often giving the music a spontaneous, improvisatory feel. At times the music has a playful, almost frolicking quality. At other times, mysterious and introspective passages contrast with aggressive, intense sections to create an atmosphere of moodiness. The lyrical melodies and interesting timbral contrasts between the instruments, combine with the tonal scheme of the music to make a sophisticated yet audience-friendly work. Two-mallet technique is prominent in the marimba part during the more intricate solo passages and there is some use of 3 and 4 mallet technique. “A very accessible and enjoyable work.” - Percussive Notes. (6’) Grade V. 
Sound Samples (played on soprano sax): Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3
IMPROMPTU for clarinet (or soprano sax) & marimba, B321 $12.00   


Sylvan Magic_coverSYLVAN MAGIC for clarinet and vibraphone by Howard was written in the autumn of 2016 and is dedicated to clarinetist Barry McGinnis. The three movements, Seasonal Transformations, Musing, and Bustle, were inspired by the change of the seasons in the beautiful Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania. (11’47”) Grade V. –score and part included-
Score Samples: Movement 1.pdf, Movement 2.pdf, Movement 3.pdf

Clarinet Part Samples: Movement 1.pdf, Movement 2.pdf, Movement 3.pdf

Sound Excerpts: Movement 1.mp3, Movement 2.mp3, Movement 3: Excerpt 1.mp3, Excerpt 2.mp3

SYLVAN MAGIC for clarinet and vibraphone B464 $22.00

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