This is one of three works, for flute (“Flutetics”), clarinet (“Clarinetics”) and saxophone (“Saxtetics”), which are all bravura explorations of the instruments’ technique.
This is the full version of a more compact study that won the 2001 Saxtet Publications “Sax Scorchers” competition.
“Saxtetics” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.
One of the great sax studies. I prefer putting an A to Bflat trill on the top A but everything else is superb. A great bit of thinking.
T Wallace, 20th November 2012