If you're a fan of difficult contemporary music then this energetic work is definitely for you. It's programmatic - a day in the life of a dragon. The modern techniques used are very imaginative. The 'reptilian hiss' involves air only, there are pitch bends, trilling whilst flutter tonguing, and four note 'hyper-trills' which are very effective. It's the powerful rhythmic drive that really excites here though and you'll have a great time performing it!
From the Publisher
DRAGON FLIGHT (2009, re-edited 2011) for flute & piano by Howard J. Buss is a colorful and engaging work that evokes a fantasy world in which a dragon awakens and takes flight. Written for flutist Marianne Gedigian, this high-powered work is a "must" for the advanced flutist. The musical language is sophisticated, yet because of the work's programmatic nature and the music's vivid and intense character, Dragon Flight works beautifully with all types of audiences, including those of children. If you are looking for a work that can showcase your technical prowess and musicality to dazzle an audience - this is it! Finalist in the 2012 Newly-Published Music Contest of the National Flute Association. (6'20") Grade V.
Performance duration (approx): 7 minutes
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Part 1: Flute
- Part 2: Piano
Publisher: Brixton Publications
Publisher's reference: B417
Our Stock Code: 1417685
Media Type: Paperback (18 pages [score])