Sheet Music: Score
Sonata (Study IV) : saxophone, ‘cello and percussion / Simon Reade.
Also known as: Study IV
by Simon Reade (1999)
This work, composed in 1999, was an experimental composition which utilised a number of ideas I had been working though at the time - especially concerning aleatoric techniques.
The work is composed for any saxophone in the keys of E flat or B flat. The work is constructed as a palindrome and so the harmonies created in the opening section are reversed in the closing section, thereby creating a sense of logic around the options presented to the saxophonist.
The central, cadenza like, section uses noise style sounds interspersed with the melodic fragments to give a sense of stillness, divorced from any sense of functional harmonic movement.
This work was revised (mostly in terms of the percussion part) in 2019 for saxophonist, Thomas McKay and I am indebted to my colleague Simon Barber for typesetting this early work.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (8p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 5 min.
Includes programme note.
This edition produced Nov 19.
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