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Buss-Behind the Invisible Mask (SP)-M/P/BN

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BEHIND THE INVISIBLE MASK (2006) for bassoon and one percussion by Howard Buss is a beautiful and compelling duo that mixes Buss' unique style of soaring lyricism and exciting contrasts with intriguing rhythms. The title refers to the comp...
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BEHIND THE INVISIBLE MASK (2006) for bassoon and one percussion by Howard Buss is a beautiful and compelling duo that mixes Buss' unique style of soaring lyricism and exciting contrasts with intriguing rhythms. The title refers to the complex of emotions a person may experience while reconciling conflicts between his/her internal world and public role (invisible mask).The percussion set-up includes: marimba, temple blocks, bongos, tam-tam, bass drum, maracas, tambourine, suspended cymbals and agogo bells. This is a memorable and captivating feature number for advanced players.

Number of Players: 2
Difficulty: Grade 5
Instrumentation:
  • Player I: Bassoon

  • Player II: Marimba (4.3 octave), 5 Temple Blocks, 2 Bongos, Tam-Tam, Bass Drum, Maracas, Tambourine, Agogo Bells, 2 Suspended Cymbals



  • Howard J. Buss (b. 1951) is recognized  internationally as a significant composer of contemporary classical music. His compositions have received critical acclaim and have been performed in more than 50 countries. His music is widely performed and frequently featured at national and international music conventions and festivals. They have been performed by faculty musicians from major universities as well as current and former members of prestigious organizations such as The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony,  Atlanta Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, etc.   A copy of his patriotic composition Fanfares is included in the Presidential Collection of Ronald Reagan. Buss' more than 120 published works include instrumental solos, chamber music, symphonic, choral, and band works. They are fast becoming part of the standard repertoire in concert halls.

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