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Howard J. Buss

Howard J. Buss

Subtitle: For Band or Wind Ensemble

General Info

Year: 1981, 2018
Duration: c. 10:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Brixton Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $96.00   |   Score Only (print) - $16.00|   Parts Only (print) - $80.00


Full score
Flutes I-II
Oboes I-II
English horn in F
Bassoons I-II
B-flat Clarinets I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophones I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpets I-II-III
Horns in F I-II-III-IV
Trombones I-II-III

  • Timpani

Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cow Bells
  • Crash Cymbals (hand-held)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Maracas
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom Toms
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Fanfares (1981, 2018) for band or wind ensemble by Howard J. Buss is a collage of fanfares of varying length and color. This patriotic work (inspired by the release of the American hostages in Iran) has been included in the Presidential Collection of Ronald Reagan. “An excellent choice for contest.” - The Instrumentalist, “Nancy and I enjoyed the performance immensely.” - President Ronald Reagan.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Lakeland High School Wind Ensemble, Lakeland, Florida (John C. Carmichael, conductor) – 15 January 1981 *Premiere Performance*
  • University of Florida Symphonic Band, Gainesville, Florida (Gerald Poe, conductor) - 11 December 1982
  • Virginia Intercollegiate Band, Lynchburg, Virginia (Howard J. Buss, conductor) - 11 April 1983

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