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Score and parts
FESTIVAL (1996) by Howard J. Buss exudes contagious optimism. This compelling work showcases Buss’ unique style of soaring lyricism and exciting contrasts.
Everyone in the ensemble has an interesting part as well. It is a memorable and upbeat concert piece that can also make a joyous musical offering in church.
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 and student musicians from universities as well as current and former members of organizations such as The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, etc have performed them.
A copy of his patriotic 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.