CROSSROADS FOR TROMBONE CHOIR (4-PART) AND PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (8-PART)

Posted By : howardbuss
Piece Title : Crossroads for trombone choir (4-part) and percussion ensemble (8-part)
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Composer / Arranger : Buss, Howard (1951-)
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Total Number of Percussionists Required :8 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Untuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble / Mixed Chamber Ensemble
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Instrumentation : Agogo Bell / Claves / Concert Bass Drum / Congas (Set of) / Crash Cymbals / Guiro / Kick Bass Drum / Large Size Tam Tam / Maracas / Marimba (Size Unknown) / Mounted Tambourine / Orchestra Bells / Suspended Cymbal / Timpani (Set of) / Toms (Set of) / Triangle / Trombone / Vibra-Slap / Vibraphone / Windchimes / Xylophone
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Written for / Commissioned by : Written for Tom Brantley and Robert McCormick and the Univ. of S. Florida Percussion and Trombone Ensembles
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Publisher :Brixton Publications
Publishers Website :www.brixtonpublications.com
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2011 / 
Duration :16Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :8, Various
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Sheet Music Available From :www.brixtonpublications.com/percussion-4.html      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :CROSSROADS (2011) for 4-part trombone choir and 8 percussion by Howard J. Buss was written during the summer of 2011 and is dedicated to Tom Brantley and Robert McCormick. The University of South Florida Trombone Choir and Percussion Ensemble premiered it in Tampa, Florida on January 21, 2012 under the direction of Robert McCormick. The character of this music is strongly influenced by jazz and Latin music. The intriguing rhythms and soaring melodies combined with the implied theatre suggested by the staging, make this a sophisticated, yet accessible composition that is rewarding to perform and listen to. The four trombone parts may be performed with a quartet; however, it is desirable to have multiple players used on each part except in those areas where the score specifically specifies one player on a part for a particular passage. The unique instrumentation of this ensemble, combined with the prevalence of numerous colleges and universities that have trombone choirs and percussion ensembles, make this a concert work that is destined to become standard literature. (1540) Grade V. Review: "Somewhat contemporary sounding, with jazz and Latin influences, one`s interest is held for the entirety. The two instrument families are well integrated throughout. Some sections are extremely lyrical in the percussion ensemble and rhythmic in the trombones, vice versa in others. This compositional technique allows for great clarity throughout the work. An enjoyable work for the performers and audience." -Susan Martin Tariq, Percussive Notes Magazine. Sound files may be heard on the Brixton Publications website at www.brixtonpublications.com/percussion-4.html
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