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Among the Reeds (Score & Parts)-DR CHOIR

Composer: Buss, Howard

Publisher: Brixton Publications

Edition: B470


Among the Reeds
for double reed choir: two oboes, English horn, two bassoons, and contrabassoon
by Howard J. Buss (b. 1951)- American composer

This work showcases the agility and beautiful sonority of the double reed choir. The title refers to scenes in a marshland near the composer’s home in Florida, as well as the instruments used to create the sonic portrait. The character of the music is bright, radiant, and at times conveys a sense of optimism, as if to suggest that the rustling reeds contain within them hints a propitious future. The scoring is colorful and inventive, yet does not require the performers to venture into extreme registers or use extended techniques. Among the Reeds was composed for the 2018 International Double Reed Society’s Annual Conference in Granada, Spain.
Grade V
Duration: 6:30