Time Capsule by Howard Buss
For flute (or piccolo) and trumpet
Duration: 7 minutes
Includes 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.