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Time Capsule by Howard BussFor flute (or piccolo) and trumpetDuration: 7 minutesIncludes score only
Time Capsule is an entertaining sonatina in four movements: Daybreak, Chorale, Rendezvous, and Homeward Bound. The first movement has a frolicking and optimistic character. Chorale breaks with the traditional structure of the chorale in that each phrase gets a measure longer. The harmonies of the second movement contain some spicy dissonances as well. Rendezvous, is in a lilting 6/8 and really "works up a lather" as it progresses to an exciting climax. The final movement, Homeward Bound, begins with a fanfare-like passage that gives way to a spirited dance characterized by an intriguing interplay between the two instruments.