Login

Enter your username and password

Forgotten your username or password?

Your Shopping Cart

There are no items in your shopping cart.

Dying of the light

Sheet Music: Score

Dying of the light : Pacific resonance for Peter, for alto saxophone / Bruce Crossman.

by Bruce Crossman (2014)

  • Purchase Price: $19.00 (Usually ships in 2-5 business days) — Add to Cart
    This sheet music is also available to purchase as a PDF download
  • Library Availability: 788.73/CRO 1 — Available for loan
  • Instrumentation: There are two versions: 1. Soprano Saxophone (Bb) [transposed]; 1 E-note crotales [sounds two octaves higher than written] with brass mallet or small Japanese temple bowl with bead striker; voice [at pitch]. 2. Alto Saxophone (Eb) [transposed]; 1 A-note crotales [sounds two octaves higher than written] with brass mallet or small Japanese temple bowl with bead striker; voice [at pitch].
  • Digital Library -- View full score online

    Members:
    Not a member? Become a member online and access the Digital Library immediately

$19.00

Add to Cart

Usually ships in 2-5 business days

Shipping Info

Product details

My purpose in writing this piece was to create a work for my colleague-Katia Beaugeais-that captured the meditative stillness and living colour fluctuations of the Japanese Honkyoku tradition, reinterpreted for soprano saxophone as a tribute to one of my mentors-Peter Sculthorpe. The piece begins in the ritualised stillness of crotales ringing, as if being a Buddhist prayer bell, and emerges into glossolalia type chanting from the Judaic Christian tradition with shakuhachi-like explosions of air, panting and arch-like exuberant melodic phrases-peppered with grace-note articulations and flourishes to energize it. The ritualised crotales and chant sounds recur as restful refrains and meditative moments throughout the work, whilst exuberantly free bursts of Gagaku-derived Pacific harmony gradually reveal themselves throughout the piece; these climax in an exuberant and liberated athletic section utilising the rich colour range of the soprano saxophone. In quick snatches of sound, the climactic resonance gradually ebbs back to panting, ritualised chant and crotales, and distilled stillness that dies into a sub-tone flourish.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (7p. -- B4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Complex rhythmic detail and changing colour nuances

Duration: 9 mins

Dedicated to Peter Sculthorpe

Commissioned by Katia Beaugeais.

First performance Jul 15. 17th World Saxophone Congress, Strasbourg, France

Includes program note and performance directions.

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Shakuhachi, Japanese Honkyoku tradition, Gagaku, Paul Motian

Alto saxophone version selected for the 35th Asian Composers League Conference and Festival 2018, Taiwan.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 20 Mar 18.

ISMN: 979-0-720213-75-0

Related products

This work is also available in the following products:

Dying of the light
Score: Dying of the light : Pacific resonance for Peter, for soprano saxophone / Bruce Crossman.

Dying of the light
Score [ePDF]: Dying of the light : Pacific resonance for Peter, for alto saxophone [eScore] / Bruce Crossman.

 

- Browse other works for Solo Saxophone

- Browse other works by Bruce Crossman


User reviews

Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this item.

To post a comment please login