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\r\nfor flute and marimba
\r\nScore and flute part
\r\nLevel of difficulty: very difficult
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 frequently featured at national and international music conventions and festivals.
Student and faculty 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 190 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 analyzed in dissertations, lectures, professional music journals, and music literature bibliographies, and his compositions have been recorded on the Albany, Bottega Discantica (Italy), Crystal, Capstone, DUX (Poland), Equilibrium, 4-Tay, HoneyRock, IBS Classical (Spain), PL Productions, C. Alan Publications, Ravello (PARMA), 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.
About the Composition
Wave Train (1990) for flute and marimba by Howard J. Buss was composed for and premiered by the McCormick Duo at the University of South Florida in Tampa on October 28, 1990.
The title of this beautiful work is borrowed from the science of musical acoustics and refers to a succession of wave crests and troughs. The character of this composition is succinctly stated in the following poem by the composer:
“Images of glistening crests, infinite reflections. Churning power unseen in darkness, patterns so fleeting, so timeless...”