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A DAY IN THE CITY

A DAY IN THE CITY

Composer:Buss, Howard J. (b.1951)
Instrumentation:hn.
Publisher Ref:B303H

Price: £7.95
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Skill Level:D
Duration:10'00
Publisher:Brixton Publications
Year of Issue:1986
ISMN:none specified
ISBN:none specified
These colourful musical scenes from the city are excellent study and recital pieces. Each movement is given a title which depicts an occurrence which the composer experienced one day in 1982 during a visit to New York City. The movements are Another Sunrise (based upon an early morning excursion to Central Park to witness the rising of the sun over the buildings); Off to a Busy Day (driving in heavy traffic, zigzagging around to avoid "crazy" drivers); The Lost Key Episode (the composer lost his car keys, but the key of the music is lost too); The Waitin' in Line Blues (an actual blues progression during which the performer alternates between playing with a straight tone and a heavy, obnoxious "corny" vibrato to show frustration at being stuck in a slow-moving line); Romantic Interlude (a beautiful, melodious and flowing waltz); Sudden Storm (getting caught up in a raging thunderstorm); and Out on the Town (has a cheerful Latin feel and breaks into swing as it reaches its climax). "Tonal, charming and imaginative! The low purchase price and the incisive approach of a skilled composer make this a piece worth seeking out.”- PMEA News

  • Another Sunrise
  • Off to a Busy Day
  • Lost Key Episode
  • The Waitin' in Line Blues
  • Romantic Interlude
  • Sudden Storm
  • Out on the Town


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