Buss, Howard - Venetian Memoirs

For solo flute. This "tour de force" , dedicated to Elena Cecconi. is based on the composer's experiences in Venice, it is divided into 3 programmatic movements: "PrimoMattino (Early Morning), "Scene di Strada (Sidewalk Scenes)" and "Il Treno del Ritorno (The Train Ride Home)." The character of the music coupled with the inclusion of numerous mini-quotes from Italian folk songs and composers such as Offenbach, Paganini, Palestrina, Rossini, and Vivaldi make this an entertaining, audience-friendly work. Grade 6. Duration 12'.
$10.00

Grade 6. Duration 11'

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For solo flute. Dedicated to Elena Cecconi. It was inspired by the tenets of the Space Renaissance Initiative, which is dedicated to influencing world opinion to support space travel and to “lift humanity from the cradle of the Earth.” The 4 movements: Through the Portal, Alien Storm, Introspection and Reaching Beyond address the intriguing opposing mental capacities that allow a human being to tap into his/her inner self to connect with the universe, and also to kindle the desire to reach outward to new adventures and exploration. Grade 5-6. Duration: 7'45".
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Buss, Howard - Pipe Dream

The composer envisioned a setting in which a person is meditating in a forest on a sunny afternoon. Bird call fragments are interjected for new melodic and rhythmic ideas and influence the overall development of the work. This also symbolizes how environmental sounds can be suggestive and influence thought patterns. Grade 5. Duration 6'25".
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Buss, Howard - Alpine Spring

Composed for Italian flutist Elena Cecconi. Its picturesque Italian subtitle, Riflessi sul lago alpino, translates as “Alpine Lake Reflections” and it celebrates the awakening of Spring in the region south of the Italy's Dolomite Mountains. As one listens to this music it is easy to imagine the glistening reflections of the dramatic Dolomite peaks and vibrant green spring foliage in the lake. For flute and harp. Grade 5-6. Duration 11'30".
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