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Gemtones (score & parts)-2CL/BSN

Composer: Buss, Howard

Publisher: Brixton Publications

Edition: 70375


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"