Into the Hall of Valor

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Howard J. Buss

Howard J. Buss

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Subtitle: For Horn and Band

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 7:55
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Brixton Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $18.50  |   Parts Only (print) - $66.50


This composition is in one movement.


Full score
Solo Horn in F
Flutes I-II
Oboes I-II
English horn in F
Bassoons I-II
B-flat Clarinets I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophones I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpets I-II-III-IV
Horns in F I-II
Trombones I-II
Bass Trombone
Timpani (also plays suspended cymbal)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Crash cymbals (hand-held)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba (to low A)
  • Suspended cymbals
  • Tam-tam
  • Tubular bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Into the Hall of Valor (2018) was composed for the 50th Anniversary of the International Horn Society. It was written for hornist Frank Lloyd and The United States Army Field Band for their performance at the IHS Conference hosted by Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. This composition is a tribute to soldiers recognized for great courage in the face of danger. The composer states, “About the time I learned that the U.S. Army Field Band would perform the premier, I was reading about the “Hall of Valor" located at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus, Georgia. I was inspired to write a work as a salute to those who have been recognized therein, as well as soldiers honored at similar venues. The character of the music is heroic, majestic, and the solo horn adds significantly to this.“

- Program Note by the composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • United States Army Field Band, Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana (Col. Jim Keene, conductor; Frank Lloyd, horn) – 4 August 2018 *Premiere Performance*

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