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Saxophone quartet : saxophone quartet

by Margaret Brandman (1976)

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Performance by Gregory Mayson from the CD Images

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Images / the music of Margaret Brandman.

Library shelf no. CD 707 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

This work was commissioned by the Sydney Saxophone Quartet and has received performances on national radio.

The first movement (Moderato) is based on a descending syncopated theme in 7/4 time which moves to a sing 3/4 section and then finishes in 5/4. The second movement (Presto) juxtaposes lively rhythmic chordal effects with flowing melodic lines.In the final movement (Moderato) repeated sixteenth notes and figures are contrasted with more flowing melodic lines

Work Details

Year: 1976

Instrumentation: Soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone.

Commission note: Commissioned by the Sydney Saxophone Quartet

Performances of this work

23 Aug 2014: at Rhapsodies to Rhumbas (Zenith Theatre Chatswood).

9 Nov 2013: at Margaret Brandman: Rhapsodies to Rhumbas (Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre).

9 Sep 97: Donne in Music Festival, Fiuggi, Italy . Featuring Donne in Sax (Musical group).

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