This is an attractive, emotionally involved piece aimed at intermediate to advanced players who want something with a bit more depth. Based on a fascinating, harmonically conceived melody line over a rock bass ostinato, the piece unravels organically to reach a fraught climax. An open solo section gives Tenor 2 the chance to open out before the tune returns to restore calm. The piece contains many unexpected harmonic shifts typical of the composer and is immensely rewarding to play.
The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with the following parts:
Soprano Saxophone (with optional doubling Alto Saxophone)
Alto Saxophone 1
Tenor Saxophone 1 (alternative to Alto Saxophone 2)
Tenor Saxophone 2
Alto Saxophone 2 (alternative to Tenor Saxophone 1)
“Reed Fever” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.