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Brightest threads

Sheet Music: Score

Brightest threads / Robert Davidson

by Robert Davidson (2010)

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  • Instrumentation: 3 alto saxophones, baritone saxophone.
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    Performance by Continuum Sax from the CD Works by Kats-Chernin, Edwards, Griswold, Davidson, Hart.


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Brightest threads creates a glowing sonority by interlocking melodies in a canon, with the focus on ambiguous but tenderly expressive and direct, simple lines. As it progresses, energy levels slowly build and then subside to a passage of stillness, interrupted by rapid runs and a return to the opening melodies.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (17p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Complex interlocking rhythms

Duration: 9 mins

Commissioned by Continuum Sax.

First performance by Continuum Sax — 13 Mar 10. Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW, at the ISCM World New Music Days

Includes programme note.

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Post-minimalism, Popular music, Jazz, Canons

A version also exists for solo alto saxophone performing with either digital delay or pre-recorded audio track.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-67309-788-9

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Works by Kats-Chernin, Edwards, Griswold, Davidson, Hart.
CD: Works by Kats-Chernin, Edwards, Griswold, Davidson, Hart.

This work also exists as the following versions:
- Quartets: 4 Bass clarinets
- Quartets: 3 Clarinets, bass clarinet


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