Trio Lyrique- HN/BSN/PN
Composer: Buss, Howard
Publisher: Brixton Publications
for horn, bassoon, and piano
by Howard J. Buss (b. 1951)- American composer
Trio Lyrique was written in the winter of 2013 for Gene Berger, horn; Keith Sweger, bassoon; and James Helton, piano. It was premiered at the 2013 International Horn Society Symposium at the University of Memphis. As the title implies, the overall character of the music is lyrical and gradually evolves from a contemplative and mystical opening to a spirited finale with a jazzy flavor. Although written in one continuous movement, this engaging work is divided into several major, contrasting sections set off from one another with intriguing metric modulations.