Shadows (saxophone with chamber ensemble)
by Stephen Benfall (1993)
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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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.
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.
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