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Last Flight of Saint-Ex

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

Last Flight of Saint-Ex : for saxophone orchestra including 2 baritone and 1 bass saxophone / Katia Beaugeais.

by Katia Beaugeais (2018)

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  • Instrumentation: Saxophone orchestra:there are 2 versions:2x soprano, 4x alto, 3x tenor, 2x baritone, 1x bass.2x soprano, 4x alto, 3x tenor, 3x baritone.
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    From the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists

    (this sample is of the saxophone quartet version of this work)


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Last Flight of Saint-Ex (2010) is inspired by the famous French writer and pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), also known as Saint-Ex - author of the international bestseller Le Petit Prince - whose plane was likely shot down by a young German pilot in 1944 in the South of France.
Originally composed in 2008 for oboe and string quartet for a premiere performance by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship players, recomposed versions are now available in a variety of instrumental combinations, showcasing the technical virtuosity of all players.
A fast, pulsating, rhythmic style governs this work. A feeling of urgency is created by syncopated rhythms, irregular metres and erratic dynamic changes. In the slow middle section, a feeling of sadness is conveyed by a slow haunting solo. Fast motivic figures alongside thick rippling trill and chordal textural sound mass effects build to a loud and dramatic climax.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 12 performance parts (95p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Technical virtuosic passages and Slap-tonguing is featured.

Duration: 7 mins, 30 sec.

Commission info: Commissioned for a premiere performance at the 2018 Zagreb World Sax Congress by the Australasian Sax Orchestra

First performance by Australasian Sax Orchestra — 13 Jul 18. World Sax Congress, Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, Croatia

The composer notes the following submitted styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Classical style, Neo-Classicism, Impressionism, contemporary music - contemporary playing techniques. Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Bartok, Ravel.

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