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Sketches for Saxophone

saxophone and piano edition

Genres: Classical, Contemporary
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Sketches for Saxophone

Description

From the composer, Alan Bullard: “Sketches for Saxophone consists of three movements for alto saxophone and piano: they may be performed separately, or together to make a suite. Each piece is based on the same musical shape, a rising fourth followed by a faster stepwise pattern, but they are very different in character.
The first movement, ‘Shifting Skies’ contrasts a reflective opening section with a spiky Allegro, and gradually the two ideas become intertwined. ‘Blue Landscape’ follows, in which a wide-ranging and freely expressive saxophone line is accompanied by rich harmonies on the piano. The final movement, ‘Restless Energy’, presents the musical shape in a lively neo-classical way, often interrupted by jazz-inflected syncopated patterns, leading to a final grand statement and a throw-away ending.”

Sketches for Saxophone was written for and dedicated to the composer’s son, Sam Bullard.

Instrumentation

a pno

Duration

10 min

Cat Ref:
808
Difficulty:
D
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