Posted By : howardbuss
Piece Title : Mysterious Exit for flute/piccolo and 4 percussion
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Composer / Arranger : Buss, Howard (1951-)
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Total Number of Percussionists Required :4 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Percussion Ensemble / Mixed Chamber Ensemble
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Instrumentation : Bell Tree / Flute / Marimba (Size Unknown) / Seed Rattle / Sleigh Bells / Suspended Cymbal / Temple Blocks (Set of) / Tom / Vibraphone / Windchimes / Xylophone
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Written for / Commissioned by : written for Kim and Robert McCormick
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Publisher :Brixton Publications
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :1993 / 
Duration :12Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :8, Various
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :MYSTERIOUS EXIT (1993) for flute and 4 percussion by Howard J. Buss. The title refers to the inexplicable disappearance of the 14th Century Sinagua Indians who inhabited an area in what is now the State of Arizona. This composition was inspired by the composer’s visit to the Sinagua pueblo ruins and is a musical representation of how the Sinaguan culture graced the austere and forbidding landscape of the region. The central section of the piece exhibits some of the intriguing rhythmic asymmetry found in Hopi dance songs. Recorded on the CD “Premiers Vol. I” available from Brixton Publications at Perc. 1: Orchestra bells, temple blocks, 2 suspended cymbals, rattle & wind chimes; Perc. 2: Marimba & suspended cymbal; Perc. 3: Xylophone & suspended cymbal; Perc. 4: Vibraphone, tom tom, sleigh bells, rattle, 2 suspended cymbals & a bell tree. (11’30”) Grade IV. Sound sample may be heard on the Brixton Publications website at
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