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  1. Coexistence

    Composer: Buss, Howard J.
    Instrumentation: Solo and Percussion Instruments: Clarinet, Percussion
    Genre: Contemporary
    Dramatic tension permeates this work as the solitary clarinet is pitted against the potentially explosive and overpowering might of the percussion ensemble.The state of fragile coexistence between the clarinetist and the percussionists at times requires the conductor to function as a “referee” in order to preserve the dynamic balance. The most theatrical example of this occurs about midway through the composition. At this point the music builds to a deafening, chaotic fury during which the clarinetist has no chance of being heard. The director restores order by “disciplining” the percussionists with a piercing blast on a police whistle. In contrast, Coexistence contains sections of relatively low intensity with delicate coloristic shadings and intricate ensemble coordination. Timbral modulations figure prominently throughout the work. Percussion distribution: Percussion 1: Xylophone, chimes (tubular bells), orchestra bells, 4 tom toms, sizzle cymbal, tam-tam, triangle and wind chimes; Percussion 2: Vibraphone, celesta (muted orchestra bells may by substituted), triangle, tambourine, temple blocks, maracas, and snare drum; Percussion 3: 2 suspended cymbals, triangle, cow bell, snare drum, bass drum, and tam tam; Percussion 4: Marimba, timpani (1), cow bell, large tam-tam (which may be shared with players 1 and 3), ratchet, whip, hi-hat, and wind chimes.“An exquisite concert piece that will keep listeners on the edges of their seats! “ - The Clarinet.”This is recommended literature.”- Percussive Notes Learn More

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  2. Sylvan Magic

    Composer: Buss, Howard J.
    Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: Clarinet, Vibraphone
    Genre: Contemporary
    "Sylvan Magic" for clarinet and vibraphone by Howard J. Buss was written in the autumn of 2016 and is dedicated to clarinetist Barry McGinnis. He and vibraphonist John Roberts premiered it on March 28, 2017 at Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina. The three movements, "Seasonal Transformations," "Musing," and "Bustle," were inspired by the change of the seasons in the beautiful Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania. The durations of the individual movements are 4’27”, 3’43”, and 3’34” respectively. Learn More

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  3. There is a Season

    Composer: Buss, Howard J.
    Instrumentation: Solo and Percussion Instruments: Clarinet, Percussion
    Genre: Contemporary
    The titles of the 2 movements, A Time of War, and A Time of Peace, as well as that of the larger work are derived from Ecclesiastes 3 in the Old Testament of the Bible. This striking work was written during the Second Iraq War is loosely programmatic. The 1st movement is tense and has militaristic character with dramatic proclamations culminating in an exciting solo passage for the percussion. The second movement begins with an atmosphere of apprehension that gives way to a spirited dance-like section. Eventually the sonic disposition becomes reflective, but during the clarinet cadenza the mood brightens and returns to the animated and joyous mood exhibited earlier in the movement. Learn More

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