Instrumentation: Trio Instruments: Alto Sax, Baritone Sax, Tenor Sax
"Aquarius" for saxophone trio (alto, tenor, and baritone) by Howard J. Buss showcases both the agility and the beautiful, sonorous tone of instruments. It is part of a series of works by the composer inspired by aspects of the signs of the Zodiac. The two movements are At the Glow of Dawn (3’) and Ocean Blue (3’50”) and explore a variety of sonic atmospheres and moods. The sophisticated musical language coupled with soaring melodies and intriguing rhythms makes this composition an accessible concert work as well as an impressive contest piece. Score and parts are included.