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When spirits soar : for alto or soprano saxophone (or clarinet) and piano

by Margaret Brandman (1996)

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Performance by Andre Shrimski, Margaret Brandman from the CD Sonorities

Sonorities

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Sonorities / the music of Margaret Brandman.

Library shelf no. CD 706 [Not for loan]

When spirits soar

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When spirits soar : for alto or soprano saxophone (or clarinet) and piano / Margaret S. Brandman

Library shelf no. 788.73/BRA 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This work was written following the composer's participation in a Rei-Ki course, during which she acquired the art of transmitting the universal life force for energy renewal and healing through the hands. The work is a through composed work in four sections. The begining and ending sections in the Dorian mode of D, are thematically related. The second and third sections present varying melodic ideas moving away from the modal tonality. A feature of the second section is the four-bar long descant pedal, held by the saxophone. The soaring melody lines and relaxed approach created by moving away from fixed time signatures, entrains the listener to breathe deeply resulting in a feeling of well being.

Work Details

Year: 1996

Instrumentation: Alto saxophone (or B flat soprano saxophone or clarinet), piano.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — High grade student or professional

Dedication note: Dedicated to Gregory Mayson

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).

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