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Tuba Music
Click on an instrumentation link, works are listed in alphabetical order within each category.
Durations are in parenthesis.


Solo Tuba, unaccompanied

Tuba & one other instrument

(various combinations, including works with piano, and with electronic recording)

Tuba and percussion ensemble

Tuba-Euphonium ensemble

Tuba and Band


Tuba and Orchestra

Tuba in chamber music: trios


Tuba in chamber music: quartets

Tuba in chamber music: quintets and larger (includes standard brass quintets, and brass choir)

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Solo Tuba, unaccompanied

A DAY IN THE CITY “7 Vignettes” (1986) for solo tuba (or bass trombone) by Howard J. Buss. These colorful musical scenes from the city are excellent study and recital pieces. Each vignette depicts an experience the composer had one day during a visit to New York City. The movements are Another Sunrise, Off to a Busy Day, The Lost Key Episode, The Waitin' in Line Blues, Romantic Interlude, Sudden Storm and Out on the Town. "Tonal, charming and imaginative! The low purchase price and the incisive approach of a skilled composer make this a piece worth seeking out.”- PMEA News (10’) Grade IV.
Score Sample: Excerpts.pdf

Sound Samples: Movement 2, Off to a Busy Day.mp3; Movement 3: The Lost Key Episode.mp3

A DAY IN THE CITY for solo tuba (or bass trombone), B305 $6.95 


OUTINGS (2013) for solo tuba or bass trombone by Roger C. Vogel was written for the British bass trombonist Jonathan Warburton, who premiered the work in 2013 at St. Martin's in the Bullring in Birmingham, England. This accessible work is in two short, contrasting movements: Stroll, and Jaunt. (4’) Grade IV.
Score sample: Excerpts.pdf

OUTINGS for solo bass trombone or tuba, B937 $6.95


Tubaisms coverTUBAISMS for solo tuba by Howard J. Buss is in three short movements: From the Depths, Joviality, and Oompah! Each displays a variety of the unique characteristics of the tuba without using extended techniques or extreme range. The accessible musical language, coupled with the soaring melodies and intriguing rhythms, make this an audience-friendly concert work as well as an impressive contest piece. Because of its modest technical demands, it is suitable for performance by advanced high school and college-level performers. (7’20”) Grade V.
Score sample: Excerpts.pdf - Sound samples: Movement 1.mp3; Movement 2.mp3; Movement 3.mp3

TUBAISMS for unaccompanied tuba, score B492 $10.00

Tuba and one other instrument or recording (works in alphabetical order)           Top of Page

Alien Loop de Loops coverALIEN LOOP DE LOOPS for tuba (or euphonium) and electronic recording by Howard J. Buss is a playful and capricious fantasy piece designed to appeal to a wide range of audiences. The title refers to both programmatic and technical elements in the composition. 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. Ossia suggestions are included for some of the more technical passages. The general tessitura of the work also allows it to be performed on a tuba. Brixton also publishes this work in a version for trombone or bass trombone, which was winner of the 2015 American Trombone Workshop National Composition Competition sponsored by the U. S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” The publication includes sheet music and a CD (attached to the inside of the back cover) that contains 2 performance tracks for reference, one for euphonium and one for tuba, and the accompaniment track. (6’47”) Grade V.
Sound samples (on euphonium): Excerpt 1.mp3, Excerpt 2.mp3, Excerpt 3.mp3, Excerpt 4.mp3

Sound samples (on tuba): Excerpt 1.mp3, Excerpt 2.mp3, Excerpt 3.mp3, Excerpt 4.mp3

ALIEN LOOP DE LOOPS for tuba (or euphonium) & electronic recording, B446E $20.00

 
BALLAD (2004) for tuba (or bass trombone) & piano by Howard J. Buss radiates a sensuous lyricism and a nostalgic mood. It received its world premier in 2004 in Manchester, England by Jonathan Warburton, bass trombone and Gilbert Cowlishaw, piano. Ballad was commissioned by Mr. Warburton. The structure of the work is A-B-A-Coda, the A section is melodious, flowing, and expressive. The B section is more animated and has a playful nature. (6 ’10”) Grade IV-V.
Sound Samples: Excerpt 1 (the opening).mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3 (the ending).mp3

score sample .pdf  -  View on YouTube

BALLAD,  tuba (or bass trombone) & piano, B388 $12.00 


FOR THE FUNK OF IT (1985) for tuba & piano by Zack Browning offers hard-driving funk and off-beat reggae passages which are then contrasted with lyrical lines derived from a twelve-tone set. This unusual combination of styles creates an energetic and volatile setting for the performers, who must switch from one style to another within the course of the composition. The result is an entertaining work which is fun to perform. This work  was written for and premiered by Fritz Kaenzig. (5 ’) Grade V. 
Sound Sample: Excerpt.mp3

FOR THE FUNK OF IT for tuba & piano, B202 $12.00


FOUR MINIATURES for trombone & tuba (or bass trombone) by Howard J. Buss is a vibrant sonatina in 4 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 sample: Excerpts.pdf

FOUR MINIATURES, trombone & tuba (or bass trombone), B425A $16.00


ILLUMINATIONS(2001) for tuba (or bass trombone) & piano by Howard J. Buss was commissioned for Charles Vernon, bass trombonist with the Chicago Symphony, and the 30th Anniversary of the International Trombone Festival. It is in 2 movements: Reverie and Urban Lights. The first is lyrical and contemplative in nature, the second is a frolicking rondo which is hugely influenced by jazz and, in one section, funk music. (19’) Grade V. (This work is also available in a version for tuba and band
Sound Samples:
Movement 1: Sample A.mp3; Sample B.mp3: Movement 2: Sample A.mp3; Sample B.mp3

ILLUMINATIONS, tuba (or bass trombone) & piano, B369 $20.00 


Interstellar cover INTERSTELLAR for horn, tuba and electronic recording by Howard J. Buss, in 3 movements, Reaching Beyond, Lonely and Turbulence, is part of a series of works by the composer inspired by space travel and exploration. The recording (CD included with the sheet music) contains the sounds of traditional instruments, electronic effects, and actual sounds from space indexed on the NASA website. (10’10”)  Grade IV-V.
Sound samples: Movement 1: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Movement 2: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3;

Movement 3: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3

(Click tracks for performance, if desired: Mvt 1.mp3, Mvt 2.mp3, Mvt 3.mp3)

INTERSTELLAR, horn, tuba & electronic recording, B458 $32.00


Award Winner! REFLECTIONS ON THE "LAST POST" for tuba and piano by Howard J. Buss was winner of the Composition Competition of the U.S. Army Band’s 2019 Tuba-Euphonium Workshop. This work was used for the performers’ competition at the 2020 Workshop. The winning tuba player will solo the tuba/band version of the Reflections on the “Last Post” with the U.S. Army Band (Pershing’s Own) on the gala concert that concludes the workshop. Inspired by The Last Post Ceremony 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 1, 1928 and has been performed every night since November 11, 1929. Reflections on the “Last Post” 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. Brixton Publications also published the version of Reflections on the “Last Post” for tuba and band (or wind ensemble) during 2019. (8'05") Grade V.

REFLECTIONS ON THE "LAST POST" for tuba & piano score & part, B483 $20.00


STEPPING OUT (2013) for euphonium (or trombone) & tuba (or bass trombone) by Roger C. Vogel was premiered by Philippa Done, trombone, and Jonathan Warburton, bass trombone on March 1, 2013 at St. Martin's in the Bullring in Birmingham, England. It is in 5 movements: Promenade, Organum, Song, Leapfrog, and Dance. The movements range in duration from 2’30” to 2’50” and may be played individually, or in any grouping. (13’)  Grade V.    Score sample: Excerpts.pdf 

STEPPING OUT,  trombone (or euphonium) and tuba (or bass trombone) B936 $16.50 


THREE JAZZICALS (2009) by Howard J. Buss 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.   
Three Jazzicals
(clarinet & tuba) sound samples: Movement 1.mp3; Movement 2.mp3; Movement 3.mp3

Three Jazzicals
(soprano sax & tuba) sound samples: Movement 1.mp3; Movement 2.mp3; Movement 3.mp3

Three Jazzicals (trumpet & tuba) sound samples: Movement 1.mp3; Movement 2.mp3; Movement 3.mp3

THREE JAZZICALS -version for Bb trumpet & tuba, B418 $20.00 
THREE JAZZICALS -version for Bb clarinet & tuba,  B418C $20.00 
THREE JAZZICALS -version for Bb soprano sax & tuba, B418S $20.00


TIME CAPSULE (2002) for tenor trombone (or euphonium) & tuba by Howard J. Buss is a sonatina in 4 movements: Daybreak 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 "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. 
TIME CAPSULE for tenor trombone (euphonium) & tuba,  B350B  $8.95


ZOOM (2011) for tuba (or bass trombone) & harp by Howard J. Buss was commissioned by Brandt Attema and Astrid Haring. It was inspired by the spectacular images as seen through a satellite camera as the composer zoomed in on the coastline of The Netherlands. The strong narrative quality of the music couples with Buss’ soaring lyricism with crisp, energetic rhythms and colorful harmonies, makes this work accessible to a wide array of different types of audiences. (10'30") Grade VI.
Sound samples: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3.mp3; Excerpt 4 (the ending),mp3

View at ZOOM: YouTube Video

ZOOM for tuba (or bass trombone) & harp, B426 $22.00 

Tuba and percussion ensemble                                                                 Top of Page

AMERICAN PHOENIX (2001) for solo tuba (or bass trombone) and 4 percussion by Howard J. Buss was written for Stefan Sanders and the 30th Anniversary of the International Trombone Assn. It was composed immediately following the world events of September 11, 2001 and was premiered by Mr. Sanders and members of the University of North Texas Percussion Ensemble at the 2002 International Trombone Festival. This work is in 3 movements: In Remembrance 9/11/01, Repercussions, and Renewal. Percussion - Percussion 1: Xylophone, tubular bells (chimes), suspended cymbal, snare drum, police whistle, and bell tree; Percussion 2: Vibes, 2 suspended cymbals, 4 tom toms, bongos, and wood block; Percussion 3: Marimba, tam-tam, lion roar, ratchet, slapstick, wind chimes, and suspended cymbal; Percussion 4: Marimba (to low A), timpani (4), tambourine, 2 cowbells, and suspended cymbal."Buss’ melodies vary. They are mystic, poignant, heroic, often modal, and at times reminiscent of folk songs. He writes for the percussion ensemble with mastery and features a wide range of instruments. The sound landscape is rich with many moods and timbres. American Phoenix is an powerful addition to a solo program or as a feature piece for a percussion recital. It is rewarding for both performer and audience.” - The I.T.A. Journal (15’) Grade V. 
Score Samples: Mvt. 1 In Remembrance 9/11/01.pdf; Mvt. 2 Repercussions.pdf; Mvt. 3 Renewal.pdf

Sound Samples: Movement 1 (In Remembrance 9/11/01), Excerpt A.mp3; Excerpt B.mp3;

Movement 2 (Repercussions), Excerpt A.mp3; Excerpt B (the ending).mp3;

Movement 3 (Renewal), Excerpt A.mp3; Excerpt B (the ending).mp3

AMERICAN PHOENIX solo tuba (or bass trombone) & 4 perc., B375 $48.50 


Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble:

Prayer_tubaPRAYER for 12-part tuba-euphonium ensemble by Howard J. Buss is a meditative work designed to be performed in a concert venue or as a musical offering in a house of worship. Its reverent quality is enhanced by the rich sonority and organ-like quality of the large low brass ensemble. The musical language is sophisticated, yet accessible to general audiences. It begins with a lyrical 12-tone melody that is symbolic of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. The dodecaphonic reference also relates to the instrumentation: In the concluding section, the 12 pitches of the opening melody are presented with each player assigned to one pitch. A reverent atmosphere permeates the musical tapestry throughout. Prayer is accessible to amateur and high school-level players. (5’10”) Grade III-IV.
Sound sample: Excerpt.mp3 - Score sample: Excerpt.pdf

Prayer for 12-part tuba-euphonium ensemble, B448TE $24.00

Tuba and Band (These works are also available in versions for tuba and piano - see above). 

ILLUMINATIONS for tuba (or bass trombone) and band by Howard J. Buss, originally for bass trombone (or tuba) and piano, was composed for Charles Vernon, bass trombonist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the 30th Anniversary of the International Trombone Festival. This significant addition to the repertoire is written in an accessible modern style. The musical language is sophisticated, yet appealing to general audiences.  Illuminations is cast in 2 contrasting movements: The first, Reverie, is contemplative and lyrical. Beautiful, expansive melodic lines are woven into a gentle, almost mystical, musical fabric. The second movement, Urban Lights, is an energetic rondo that is strongly influenced by jazz, and in one section, funk music. “Thoughtful, tuneful, and rewarding to perform.” – ITA Journal (19’) Grade V-VI.
Sound samples: Movement 1 - Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3.mp3

Movement 2 - Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3.mp3; Excerpt 4.mp3

Illuminations, Tuba & Band, Complete Set (score & parts): B369BCS $98.00
Illuminations, Tuba & Band, score only: B369BCS $28.50 
Illuminations, Tuba & Band, parts only: B369BP $69.50



Reflections on the Last Post for tuba and band coverREFLECTIONS ON THE LAST POST for tuba and band (or wind ensemble) 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. This work was winner of the Composition Competition of the U.S. Army Band’s 2019 Tuba-Euphonium Workshop and was used for the workshop’s 2020 performers’ Competition.
(8’) Grade V. Sound samples: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3.mp3; Excerpt 4.mp3 - Video

REFLECTIONS ON THE LAST POST for tuba & piano (a piano reduction), score and part: B483 $20.00
REFLECTIONS ON THE LAST POST for tuba & band (or wind ensemble), band score only: B483BS $18.50
REFLECTIONS ON THE LAST POST for tuba & band (or wind ensemble), parts only: B483BP $81.50
REFLECTIONS ON THE LAST POST for tuba & band (or wind ensemble), complete set (score & parts): B483BCS $100.00


Tuba in chamber music - trios   (works in alphabetical order, durations in parenthesis

Concertante for euphonium, tuba and pianoCONCERTANTE for euphonium, tuba and piano by Howard J. Buss. In this one movement composition the euphonium and tuba are treated as equal partners as they traverse a wide variety of sonic atmospheres. Energetic and sometimes fiery sections surround a beautiful and lyrical central part. Score and part is included. (9’) Grade V.

Sound samples: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3.mp3; Excerpt 4.mp3

This work is also published in a version for euphonium, tuba, and orchestra.

CONCERTANTE for euphonium, tuba & piano, B484 $22.00


EMANATIONS 2 euphoniums and drum setEMANATIONS for two euphoniums (or euphonium & tuba) and drum set by Howard J. Buss is in 3 movements: Variegated Anticipation, Serenity, and Faceted Radiance. It is dedicated to Patrick Nyren and was premiered by him and Chris Kaltenbach on euphonium, and Michael Serbantez on percussion in 2016 at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. The second euphonium part is easily played on a tuba. The percussionist uses a standard drum set. (17’) Grade V.
Sound Samples: Movement 1.mp3; Movement 2.mp3; Movement 3.mp3

EMANATIONS for 2 euphoniums (or euph. & tuba) and drum set, B454E $36.00 


Interstellar cover INTERSTELLAR for horn, tuba and electronic recording by Howard J. Buss, in 3 movements, Reaching Beyond, Lonely and Turbulence, is part of a series of works by the composer inspired by space travel and exploration. The recording (CD included with the sheet music) contains the sounds of traditional instruments, electronic effects, and actual sounds from space indexed on the NASA website. (10’10”)  Grade IV-V.
Sound samples: Movement 1: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Movement 2: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3;

Movement 3: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3

(Click tracks for performance, if desired: Mvt 1.mp3, Mvt 2.mp3, Mvt 3.mp3)

INTERSTELLAR, horn, tuba & electronic recording, B458 $32.00


Jazzical #5 coverJAZZICAL #5 for euphonium, tuba, and piano by Howard J. Buss, was written for Gail Robertson and Stacy Baker for ITEC 2016. This engaging work juxtaposes technical and spiritual elements of jazz and classical music. (7’30”)  Grade V.
Sound Samples: Excerpt_1.mp3, Excerpt_2.mp3, Excerpt_3.mp3

JAZZICAL #5 for euphonium, tuba & piano, B459  $24.00


TRIGON (1989) for trumpet, trombone & tuba by Howard J. Buss. This riveting, energetic piece is characterized by lyrical passages juxtaposed with aggressive, angular sections. All 3 players are given substantial solo lines in this exciting tour de force. (10’)  Grade V. 

TRIGON for trumpet, trombone & tuba, B341 $18.50  


Tuba in chamber music - quartet                                                                         Top of Page

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.
Sound Samples: Excerpt_1.mp3; Excerpt_2.mp3; Excerpt_3.mp3; Excerpt_4.mp3

Score Sample: Excerpt.pdf

JAZZICAL #4 for horn, trombone, tuba & piano, B432 $36.00 

Tuba in chamber music - trios   (works in alphabetical order)             Top of Page

Brass Miniatures coverBRASS MINIATURES for brass quintet by Howard J. Buss is in 4 short movements inspired by light and images reflected on polished brass: On the Edge, Refractions, Facets, and Illuminated Reflections. In 2018 the composer found a box labeled “1974” in a storage closet. It contained a collection of long-lost scores he had composed 4½ decades earlier. Upon examining the music it was apparent that in these works was a trove of youthful musical ideas that could be developed, polished, and edited into exciting “new” compositions. The musical content of first 3 movements of is close to that in the 1974 brass quintet. The final movement was rewritten to include elements of the original score, but updated to be closer to the composer’s current musical language. While On the Edge, Refractions, and Facets, have a decided edginess to them; Illuminated Reflections is more consonant and lyrical. It includes subtle references to material in the previous movements as well a buffed rendition of the opening melody of the first movement in its coda. Score and parts are included. (7’22”)
Grade V. Sound samples: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3.mp3; Excerpt 4.mp3 - Score sample: Excerpts.pdf

BRASS MINIATURES for brass quintet, score and 5 parts, B481 $18.50


BROM BONES for 10-part brass choir by Howard J. Buss musically depicts the character and exploits of Washington Irving’s dashing prankster in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The ensemble consists of 4 Bb trumpets (an optional Eb part is included for  trumpet 1), one horn, 3 tenor trombones, one bass trombone, and tuba. It is in five movements, the first 2 are interconnected: I. Overture (2:00), II. The Smoke Out (2.40), III. The Schoolhouse Caper (2:00), IV. Ichabod’s Romance (3:40), V. Night Encounter (3:10)         
Following the energetic and heroic Overture, in The Smoke Out tone clusters represent the buildup of smoke in Ichabod’s singing school. Chorale-like passages suggest the music of the singers in training. The movement ends in transition, as Brom Bones and his small band of pranksters gallop off to their next adventure. The third movement, The Schoolhouse Caper, combines very aggressive and topsy-turvy passages with humorous, plodding interjections. Ichabod’s Romance begins as a beautiful unaccompanied ballad which is abruptly disturbed by a cacophony of muted brass, suggesting the whining of Brom’s mocking dog. Beautiful hymn-like sections serve as the backdrop to heartfelt solo passages, which are again disturbed by Brom’s annoying dog. The movement ends as it began, with the beautiful  solo. The intense finale, Night Encounter, depicts Ichabod’s frightening and fateful run-in with the Headless Horseman, suspected by some to be Brom Bones in disguise. (14’30”) Grade V-VI.
Sound samples: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3.mp3; Excerpt 4.mp3 - Score sample: Excerpts.pdf

BROM BONES, 10-part brass choir, B405BC $58.50


  
CASCADES for brass quintet by Roger  C. Vogel. Musical “cascades” rush forth from one another throughout. This work is in 3 main sections. A fast energetic opening eventually gives way to a slower section before the opening mood returns in increasing intensity to the rousing conclusion.  This accessible composition makes an outstanding contest piece, feature number, or because of its character, a dashing encore. (4’) Grade IV-V.  Sound Sample: Excerpt.mp3

CASCADES brass quintet, B928 $16.50


CHROMATIC FANTASY (1997) for brass quintet by Howard J. Buss was composed for the United States Air Force Brass Quintet. This engaging “tour de force” is a riveting excursion through driving ostinati and sparkling chromatic flourishes. Chromatic Fantasy was premiered by the U.S.A.F. Brass Quintet at the Eastern Trombone Workshop hosted by the U.S. Army Band. (8’) Grade V.
Sound Samples: Excerpt 1 (the opening).mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3 Score sample: Excerpt.pdf

CHROMATIC FANTASY for brass quintet, B356 $18.50 


CONCORD (1990) for brass quintet by Howard J. Buss teems with the vitality of youth. Lyrical passages are juxtaposed with fanfare-like sections to create a dramatic and festive atmosphere. Written for the opening of a performing arts high school in Florida, this exciting composition was winner of the 1991 “Erik Satie Award.” This makes a great contest piece or rousing feature number.(6’)  Grade V.  
Sound Samples: Sample 1.mp3; Sample 2.mp3; Sample 3.mp3

Score sample: Excerpt.pdf

CONCORD for brass quintet, B313 $18.50


Fanfare ala Stravinsky coverFANFARE `A LA STRAVINSKY for three small antiphonal brass choirs (a brass quintet and 2 brass trios) by David M. Sterrett. The total number of instruments used is 4 trumpets, 3 horns, 3 trombones, and one tuba. This exciting antiphonal work features loud, brazen chords collectively sounding from groups of players spatially separated, fast melodic lines and gestures being passed around from group to group, different groups competing for attention, etc. The composer weaves in 3 brief quotes from 3 works by Stravinsky at the fanfare's 3 high points. This is a antiphonal brass fanfare with a modern twist, a fanfare 'a la Stravinsky. Score and parts are included. (2'15") Grade V. Score sample including a diagram of the setup: Excerpts.pdf - Recording.mp3

FANFARE `A LA STRAVINSKY score and parts B124 $22.00


SONATA K. 380 by Scarlatti, Domenico for brass quintet, transcribed by Howard J. Buss was originally composed for keyboard by Domenico Scarlatti around the year 1754 and was titled Sonata in E Major K. 380 (Longo 23). This transcription for brass quintet preserves the essential traits of the composer’s unique style, including his compositional use of register with florid treble parts and a strictly functional, supportive bass. (6’30”) Grade IV.

SONATA K. 380 for brass quintet, B1002 $8.95 



SONIC FABLES: “Lessons from Aesop” (1991) for brass quintet & one percussion by Howard J. Buss. Entertaining musical representations of 6 of Aesop’s famous fables are presented between a Prelude and Postlude. The text of the fables is printed in the score and may be used as written program notes. Each fable may also by recited by a member of the ensemble or a narrator prior to performing the accompanying movement. Because of the programmatic subject matter and the colorful spirit of the music, Sonic Fables works well with all types of audiences, including those of children. It is frequently performed as a feature number on school programs. Percussion: 2 suspended cymbals, temple blocks, snare drum, tomtom, triangle, tambourine, wind chimes, xylophone, and tam-tam. The total duration is about 17 minutes; however, the 8 movements may be performed in smaller groupings if so desired by the performers. (18’) Grade V-VI.
Sound Excerpts: Prelude.mp3 (with the beginning of narrator's lead-in to the first fable)

The Hawk and the Nightingale.mp3; The Middle-Aged Man and His Two Mistresses.mp3;

The Cat and the Rooster.mp3 (excerpt)

The PipingFisherman.mp3 (with the beginning of narrator's lead-in to the next movement)

The Fox and the Leopard.mp3; The Lion and the Bear.mp3; Postlude.mp3

SONIC FABLES: “Lessons from Aesop” for brass quintet & one percussion, B339 $36.00 


Tribute To  Stephen Foster coverNew! TRIBUTE TO STEPHEN FOSTER “A Medley of Six Favorites” arranged for brass quintet by Howard J. Buss. Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864) is often referred to as “the father of American music.” Many of his songs serve as a window into the spirit of America in his day. Others are exquisitely sentimental. Whether or not one approves of the lyrics of his minstrel songs, the enduring beauty and vitality of his melodies cannot be denied. In addition to the 6 Foster songs in this arrangement, Buss interjects 2 other well-known melodies. The “First Call” bugle call is woven into the tapestry of Camptown Races” and “The Girl I Left Behind Me” serves as a partner song to “Ring, Ring, the Banjo.”
I. “Old Black Joe”  (2’)
II. “Camptown Races” (1’40”)
III. “Beautiful Dreamer”  (2’15”)
IV. “Old Folks at Home” also known as “Swanee River” (2’12”)
V. “Ring, Ring the Banjo” – “Oh, Susannah!”  (2’41”)
The movements may be played individually or in smaller groupings. The total duration is about 11’ without pauses between the movements. Score & parts included. Grade V.
Score sample: Excerpts.pdf;

Sound Samples: Excerpt 1.mp3; Excerpt 2.mp3; Excerpt 3.mp3; Excerpt 4.mp3; Excerpt 5.mp3

TRIBUTE TO STEPHEN FOSTER for brass quintet, B498 $28.50

 


 WARP! (1994) for brass quintet by Robert J. Frank. The title was inspired by the term from Star Trek where warp engines would bend time and space to propel the ship at incredible speeds. Exploring relationships between time and space in a musical sense, this work begins with motives and fragments free-floating in space. These gradually build in energy and motion until coming into phase with one another. After this cadence, a motor section expands and develops the previous free-floating motives over driving, repeated patterns. As the speed increases, these motives fade in and out of phase with each other until the motives come back into phase at "warp speed" in the exciting conclusion.Warp! is a fun and exciting concert feature!  
Sound Sample: Excerpt.mp3 - Score sample: Excerpt.pdf

WARP! for brass quintet, B716 $16.50


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