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Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)

Vertigo : alto saxophone & clarinet / Katia Beaugeais

by Katia Beaugeais (2005)

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  • Instrumentation: Bb clarinet, alto saxophone.
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Vertigo for clarinet and alto saxophone was composed in 2005 and revised in 2013 for an ABC Classic FM radio broadcast performed by David Rowden (clarinet) and Katia Beaugeais (saxophone). It was broadcast on an ABC program featuring Beaugeais' music in 2010.
Vertigo is in three movements and can be performed separately. It is also available for different flute, clarinet, oboe and saxophone duo combinations.

This piece depicts the feelings when suffering from vertigo. This is portrayed by the use of ostinatos, juxtaposition of complex rhythms and constant changes of tempi.
A sense of calm only occurs in the second movement. This is a very lyrical, song-like and atmospheric movement.
This work features extended techniques to explore the unique range of textural and timbral effects that both instruments can create. Clear instructions/fingerings for the avant-garde techniques are displayed in the music. For saxophone players who cannot slap-tongue, a substitution is provided.

Published by: Reed Music [RM222] — 1 score

Difficulty: Advanced — Involves a range of extended techniques. AMEB Grade 8 and above.

Duration: 11 min.

First performance by David Rowden, Katia Beaugeais at Saxophone Recital - Katia Beaugeais (Recital Hall East) on 14 Dec 2009

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Fun, virtuosic, pulsating rhythms as well as atmospheric, lyrical sounds created through the use of avant-garde techniques.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: M-720059-03-7

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This work also exists as the following versions:
- Duos: 2 Saxophones


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