Instrumentation: Septet Instruments: Flute
Piccolo, 4 Flutes, Alto Flute and Bass Flute: This riveting work begins with a stately section that presents harmonic and rhythmic material which is developed throughout the work. The festive main body of Energico! is in an episodic ABA-Coda format and mixes Buss’ unique style of soaring lyricism with crisp, energetic rhythms and colorful harmonies. The Long Island Flute Club, Inc., with support from The Brannen-Cooper Fund at Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Inc., commissioned this work in celebration of its 25th anniversary - 1984-2009. Energico! was premiered at the 2009 National Flute Association Convention in New York City.