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Concertante for trombone, tuba and piano
Piano score incl. single parts
Difficulty level: Professional
About the Composition
Concertante for trombone, tuba and piano by Howard J. Buss is dedicated to trombonist Tom Brantley and tubaist Joseph Alvarez.
In this one-movement composition the trombone and tuba are treated as equal partners as they traverse a wide variety of sonic atmospheres.
Energetic and sometimes fiery sections surround a beautiful and lyrical central part.
Brixton Publications will also publish Concertante in a version for trombone, tuba and orchestra.
About the Composer
Howard J. Buss (b. 1951) is recognized internationally as a composer of contemporary classical music.
His compositions have received critical acclaim and have been performed in more than 50 countries.
His music is widely performed and frequently featured at national and international music conventions and festivals.
Faculty musicians from major universities as well as current and former members of organizations such as The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, U.S. Army Field Band, Atlanta Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, etc have performed them. A copy of his patriotic band composition Fanfares is included in the Presidential Collection of Ronald Reagan.
Buss’ more than 180 published works include instrumental solos, chamber music, symphonic, choral, and band works.
Buss has received numerous awards and his commissioned works include original compositions as well as arrangements. His works are frequently included and analyzed in doctoral dissertations, lectures, professional music journals, and music literature bibliographies.
They have been recorded on the Albany, Bottega Discantica (Italy), Crystal, Capstone, DUX (Poland), Equilibrium, HoneyRock, IBS Classical (Spain), PL Productions, C. Alan Publications, Ravello, Soundview, and Urania (Italy) labels.
Howard J. Buss received his B.A. in Applied Music from West Chester University, M.M. in Performance and M.M. in Composition from Michigan State University, and D.M.A. in Composition from the University of Illinois. He is the founder and editor of Brixton Publications (ASCAP) and Buss Publications (BMI), which publish contemporary American concert music
Cover design and graphics by Judy E. Buss