Instrumentation: Trio Instruments: Piano, Trombone, Trumpet
"Serendipity Suite" for trumpet (Eb, Bb, and Bb piccolo), trombone, and piano by Howard J. Buss was composed in the late summer of 2016 for trumpeter Brittany Hendricks and trombonist Bruce Faske. The work is in 3 movements: I. Auspicious Moon (4’25”) II. Slow Dance (4’00”) III. Downtown Excursion (4’15”) The total duration without pauses between movements is 12’40”. The composition is designed so that the trumpeter uses an Eb trumpet in the first movement, a Bb trumpet in the second, and a Bb piccolo trumpet in the third. The composer also created an alternative trumpet part so that it can be performed exclusively on a Bb trumpet. "