Composed by Howard J. Buss
For flute and piano
Published by Brixton Publications
Total duration: 17'30″
Includes score and flute part
About the Composition:
Vibrant Horizons for flute and piano by Howard J. Buss was composed for flutist Brian Luce in the autumn of 2017. While not referring to any one indiviudal in particular, this work is suggestive of a person's journey from one reality to another. It is in three movements: New Beginnings (5'15″) has an optimistic character, and the spirited thrust of the music projects movement in a hopeful and positive direction. The contemplative second movement Old Thoughts (5'45″), juxtaposes beautiful, atmospheric sections with brooding passages, as if to suggest a tension between desirable elements of the past with those that prompted the individual to seek new horizons. The final movement, Circles, (6'30″), addresses the fact that once one is settled into a new situation, routines develop. When viewed over time thse routines often resemble circular patterns.
Note to the performers:
Because of the chromatic nature of the music, Vibrant Horizons is written without a key signature in many sections. To aid the performers with this, and the fact that there are numerous cross relations in the music, many courtesy accidentals are employed.