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Shadows (saxophone with chamber ensemble)

by Stephen Benfall (1993)

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Performance by John Harle, WASO Twentieth Century Music Ensemble, Roger Smalley from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol 11.

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Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol 11.

Library shelf no. CD 2237 [Available for loan]

Shadows for soprano saxophone and ensemble

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Shadows for soprano saxophone and ensemble / [Stephen Benfall].

Library shelf no. 785.3219/BEN 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

This single movement work is a rhapsodic exploration of the lyrical power of the soprano sax within a contemporary idiom. The title suggests an interplay of light and dark and this is apparent in the glittering highs and gloomy depths of this piece.

Work Details

Year: 1993

Instrumentation: Soprano saxophone, flute (doubling alto flute, piccolo), clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), tenor saxophone (doubling soprano saxophone), trumpet, horn, tenor trombone, piano (doubling celeste), percussion (vibraphone, glockenspiel), 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass.

Duration: 12 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Requires very good control, though not technically difficult.

Commission note: Commissioned by the Festival of Perth.

First performance: by John Harle, WASO Twentieth Century Music Ensemble, Roger Smalley — 24 Feb 93. Perth Concert Hall

Performances of this work

24 Feb 93: Perth Concert Hall. Featuring John Harle, WASO Twentieth Century Music Ensemble, Roger Smalley.

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