Saxophone quartet : saxophone quartet
by Margaret Brandman (1976)
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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
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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