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Wild December wind (saxophone ensemble)

by Louise Denson (2009, this version: 2012)

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Wild December wind : for saxophone ensemble with optional rhythm section / Louise Denson.

Library shelf no. 785.8718/DEN 1 [Available for loan]

Wild December wind


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Work Overview

This bossa nova has a beautiful reflective lyric written by vocalist Ingrid James. It acknowledges the legacy of Antonio Carlos Jobim in its attention to melody and rich harmony.

Work Details

Year: 2009, this version: 2012

Instrumentation: 2 soprano sax; 3 alto sax; 2 tenor sax; 1 baritone sax. Optional rhythm section of piano, bass and drumkit.It requires a minimum of eight players; however more than one could be assigned to a part if necessary. No improvisatory ability is required for its performance as it is fully scored.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Commission note: Commissioned by Queensland Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestra.

First performance: by Queensland Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestra, Diana Tolmie — Jul 12. World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrew's, Scotland

The composer has noted the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Brazilian jazz, bossa nova


  • In the form/style of: Jazz

Performances of this work

20 Oct 2017: at Wild Silk Strings Project (Brisbane Jazz Club). Featuring Wild Silk Strings Project.

Jul 12: World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrew's, Scotland. Featuring Queensland Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestra, Diana Tolmie.

19 Sep 10: Spiegeltent, Brisbane Festival, part of Jazz on Sunday series presented by Jazz Queensland Inc.. Featuring Louise Denson, Jeremy O'Connor, Ingrid James, Sacha Kloostra, Gustavo Cereijo.

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