Gemtones (score & parts)-2CL/BSN
Composer: Buss, Howard
Publisher: Brixton Publications
for two clarinets and bassoon
by Howard J. Buss (b. 1951)- American composer
Gemtones for two clarinets and bassoon (or bass clarinet) was written for clarinetist Kathleen Mulcahy during the fall of 2019. The six short movements were inspired by the beauty of gemstones and exhibit a wide array of moods and sonic atmospheres ranging from the mystical, to the brilliant, vibrant passages.
I. Ruby (1'43")
II. Opal (2'10")
III. Diamond in the Rough (2')
IV. Onyx (1'53")
V. Garnet (1'51")
VI. Sapphire (1'51")
Total duration without pauses: 12'10"