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Trombones or euphoniums in chamber music - quartets (includes brass quartets)
(An asterisk, "*", after the word "trombone" means that the part may also be played by a euphonium.)

AVE VERUM CORPUS by W. A. Mozart, transcribed by Howard J. Buss. This sensitive rendition of one of Mozart’s most sublime works makes an outstanding feature number for a recital as well as a wonderful musical offering in church. (3’30”)
Grade II-III.

AVE VERUM CORPUS for 4 trombones* or ensemble B1009  $6.95
AVE VERUM CORPUS for brass quartet (2-1-1*)  B1008  $6.95 
AVE VERUM CORPUS for trumpet quartet (3 Bb and one Bb bass or a euphonium, tenor clef)  B1024  $6.95 


CANZONA
by Florentio Maschera (1540-1584) transcribed by Howard J. Buss. This late Renaissance work is written in a stirring imitative style. It makes an outstanding feature number for a recital as well as a wonderful musical offering in church. (2’30”) Grade III.
2-page score sample.pdf (trombone quartet version)
Canzona
for brass quartet sound sample: Excerpt.mp3
Canzona for trombone quartet sound sample: Excerpt.mp3
CANZONA for 4 trombones* or trombone ensemble  B1013  $8.95 
CANZONA for brass quartet (2-1-1* or 2-0-2*) part 3 can be played by either a trombone* or a horn B1011 $8.95 
CANZONA for trumpet quartet (3 Bb and one Bb bass or a baritone, tenor clef), B1022  $8.95 


DRY BONES, the well-known African American spiritual, arranged by Howard Buss, makes a wonderful concert feature as well as a rousing musical offering in church. Multiple players may be used on each part to expand the ensemble. This arrangement is hugely influenced by jazz. The composer wrote a two-part introduction which begins hymn-like, and then breaks out in a jubilant jazzy section. This is followed by a more traditional rendering of the spiritual; however, as the music reaches its climax, the jazz "licks" from the introduction are brought back as counterpoint against the main melody of the spiritual. The result is exhilarating, and for a bit of humor, just as the work ends, there is a "tongue-in-cheek" plagal cadence. (2’30”) 2-page score sample.pdf (trombone version)
Dry Bones
trombone quartet Sound Sample: Excerpt.mp3
Dry Bones brass quartet score sample: Excerpt.pdf ; Sound Sample: Excerpt.mp3
DRY BONES for 4 trombones* (3 tenor and 1 bass) or ensemble Grade IV-V. B1014  $8.95.
DRY BONES for brass quartet (2-1-1* or 2-0-2*) part 3 of the music can be played by either a trombone* or a French horn. Grade IV. B1015 $8.95
DRY BONES for trumpet quartet (3 Bb and one Bb bass  or a euphonium, tenor clef), B1021  $8.95

FUGA VII from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 876, by Johann Sebastian Bach for brass quartet, [two B-flat trumpets, French horn (an optional trombone* part is included as a substitute for the horn on part 3), and trombone*] transcribed by Howard J. Buss. Rather than intending to elicit a strong emotional response from listeners, this elegant music is designed to showcase compositional craftmanship and stilulate the intellect. This outstanding transcription makes a wonderful addition to a concert and is especially appropriate for performance in church. (3’)  Grade III. Sound Sample: Excerpt.mp3;   Score_Sample.pdf
FUGA VII, brass quartet, B1001  $7.95 


JAZZICAL #4 (2012) for horn, trombone, tuba & piano by Howard J. Buss . 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 of this work is the resultant this procedure. Because the subject of what constitutes jazz (there are so many kinds) is so complex, depending upon the background and views of the listener, the music will sound jazzy (in varying degrees) to most, and mostly classical to others. (12’45”)
Grade V-VI.
Sound Samples: Excerpt_1.mp3; Excerpt_2.mp3; Excerpt_3.mp3; Excerpt_4.mp3
JAZZICAL #4, horn, trombone, tuba & piano, B432 $36.00 

ODYSSEY (1987) for trombone quartet (or ensemble) by Howard J. Buss is scored for three tenor and one bass. (A tenor with an F-attachment may play the 4th part is no bass is available.) This riveting composition is an exciting musical excursion by one of the eminent composers of contemporary trombone music. Bold fanfare sections contrast with beautiful chorale-like passages. The writing is idiomatic and the ranges are modest. (Part 1 ascends briefly to an optional high Cb and part 4 descends to a pedal G.) No extended techniques are employed, yet because of the intriguing scoring and the tasteful, ingenuous use of mutes, the music sounds fresh and invigorating. (10’10”) Grade V.   Sound sample.mp3
ODYSSEY, for trombone quartet (or ensemble), B330  $20.00

RICERCARE ON C by Andrea Gabrieli (1510-1586) transcribed by Howard J. Buss. This late Renaissance work is written in a stirring imitative style. Particularly interesting are the meter changes involving metric modulations, a trait found in much of the dance music of the day. It makes an outstanding feature number for a recital as well as a wonderful musical offering in church. (2’30”) Grade III.
2-page score sample.pdf (trombone quartet version)
Ricercare on C
for trombone quartet sound sample: Excerpt.mp3
Ricercare on C
for brass quartet sound sample: Excerpt.mp3
RICERCARE ON C for trombone* quartet (or ensemble) 1012 $8.95
RICERCARE ON C for brass quartet (2-1-1* or 2-0-2*) part 3 of the music can be played by either a trombone* or a French horn  B1010  $8.95  
RICERCARE ON C for trumpet quartet (3 Bb and one Bb bass or euphonium, treble clef) B1023  $8.95 

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Trombone and Euphonium Music Index (includes music for bass trombone)   

Click on an instrumentation link, works are listed in alphabetical order within each category.  
Solo Trombone or euphonium- unaccompanied
Trombone or euphonium & one other instrument
(various combinations, including works with piano, and with electronic     recording)
Trombone or euphonium with percussion ensemble
Trombone or euphonium ensembles
Trombone or euphonium in chamber music - trios
(includes brass trios)
Trombones or euphoniums in chamber music - quartets
(includes standard brass quartets)
Trombone in chamber music - quintets, sextets, and brass choir
(includes standard brass quintets)
Trombone or euphonium and band

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