Posted By : howardbuss
Piece Title : Sonic Fables for brass quintet & 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 : French Horn / Snare Drum / Suspended Cymbal / Tam-Tam / Tambourine / Temple Blocks (Set of) / Tom / Triangle / Trumpet / Tuba / Windchimes / Xylophone
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Publisher :Brixton Publications
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :1991 / 
Duration :17Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2, Various
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :SONIC FABLES: “Lessons from Aesop” (1991) for brass quintet (2-1-1-1) and one percussion by Howard J. Buss. Entertaining musical representations of six of Aesop’s famous fables are presented between a Prelude and Postlude. The text of the fables is printed on a preliminary page to the score and may be used as written program notes. Each fable may also by recited by a member of the ensemble or a narrator prior to performing the accompanying movement. Because of the programmatic subject matter and the colorful spirit of the music, Sonic Fables works well with all types of audiences, including those of children. It is frequently used as a feature number by professional ensembles on school programs. Percussion: 2 suspended cymbals, temple blocks, snare drum, tom tom, triangle, tambourine, wind chimes, xylophone & tam-tam. The percussionist has numerous solos during the composition as well as an extended cadenza. The total duration is about 17 minutes; however, the 8 movements may be performed in smaller groupings if so desired by the performers. (18’) Grade V-VI. Sound files can be heard on the Brixton Publications website at
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