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Time Capsule - OB/BSN

Composer: Buss, Howard

Publisher: Brixton Publications

Edition: 58923


Time Capsule
for oboe and bassoon
by Howard J. Buss (b. 1951) - American composer
I. Daybreak
II. Chorale
III. Rendezvous
IV. Homeward Bound

Time Capsule is a sonatina that is both fun to play and listen to. The first movement has a frolicking and optimistic character. Chorale breaks with the traditional structure of the chorale in that each phrase gets a measure longer. The harmonies of the second movement contain some spicy dissonances as well. Rendezvous, is in a lilting 6/8 and really "works up a lather" as it progresses to an exciting climax. The final movement, Homeward Bound, begins with a fanfare-like passage that gives way to a spirited dance characterized by an intriguing interplay between the instruments.
Grade IV-V
Duration: 7:00