Buss, Howard Alien Loop de Loops, w/Audio

Trombone Solos w/Electronics/Recorded Sounds

  • Buss, Howard

    Alien Loop de Loops, w/Audio

    21st Century (2015). ALIEN LOOP DE LOOPS for trombone (or bass trombone) and electronic recording by Howard J. Buss is a playful and capricious fantasy piece designed to appeal to a wide range of audiences. The title refers to both programmatic and technical elements in the composition. The composer envisioned a trombonist performing outside in an open area during an air show by an alien craft. During the opening section he/she is playing unaccompanied, but then is joined by the recording which contains sounds generated by traditional instruments as well as an "alien" voice, the spacecraft, and various electronic effects. Technically, the title refers to how the recording was made. It consists of numerous sound loops combined to form an imaginative and picturesque sonic tapestry. It is best played on a trombone with an F-attachment. The general tessitura of the work also allows it to be performed on a bass trombone. Alien Loop de Loops was winner of the 2015 American Trombone Workshop National Composition Competition sponsored by the U. S. Army Band "Pershing's Own." The publication includes the sheet music and a CD (attached to the inside of the back cover) that contains a performance track and the accompaniment track. (6'47") -thepublisher

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    • Category: Trombone Solos w/Electronics/Recorded Sounds
    • Item: 104362
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    • Price: $20.00

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