Posted By : howardbuss
Piece Title : Atmospheres for trumpet and one percussion
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Composer / Arranger : Buss, Howard (1951-)
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Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Untuned Percussion / Mixed Chamber Ensemble
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Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A) / Bongos (Set of) / Large Cow Bell / Maracas / Suspended Cymbal / Tam-Tam / Tambourine / Temple Blocks (Set of) / Triangle / Trumpet / Wood Block
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Written for / Commissioned by : Don Parker and Sheryl Linch
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Publisher :Brixton Publications
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2005 / 
Duration :11Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2, Various
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :ATMOSPHERES (2005) for trumpet/flügelhorn & one percussion by Howard J. Buss is a colorful, dramatic, and captivating duo in three movements: "The Wakening"; "One Sunday, Long Ago"; and "On-the-Edge." It was commissioned by the Double Take Duo. The first movement begins with a mysterious and turbulent section featuring dramatic contrasts of dynamics and mood. Eventually this gives way to passages with a hint of playfulness. The movement culminates in an intriguing dance-like section with a distinctively Latin flare. "One Sunday, Long Ago" is divided into two main parts: the first uses lyrical, soaring melodies played on the Flügelhorn over a delicate ostinato on the maracas. Notable about the percussion part in this section is that the percussionist also plays the bongos and tambourine (setting on a table) with the bodies of the maracas, and the suspended cymbals with the butts of the maraca handles. The movement ends with an intriguing interplay between the marimba and the Flügelhorn,creating a beautiful, and almost meditative, atmosphere. The final movement is energetic, highly dramatic, and is obviously influenced by jazz. The percussion instruments employed include marimba (to low A), two suspended cymbals, bongos, temple blocks, tambourine, maracas, wood block, tam-tam, cow bell, and triangle. The marimba part calls predominately for two-mallet technique.When four mallets are employed (in the third movement) sparingly, they are used in repeated chordal patterns. ATMOSPHERES is a sophisticated work with audience appeal! (10’30”) Grade V-VI. It has been recorded on the CD "Atmospheres" by the Double Take Duo. The CD is available from Brixton Publications at
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