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Secrets of Water : Sonata for alto saxophone and piano

by Catherine Likhuta (2015)

Secrets of Water


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Secrets of Water : for alto saxophone and piano / Catherine Likhuta.

Library shelf no. 788.73/LIK 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

It seems to be a common dream of a great number of people to live near the beautiful seaside. It is an idolized picture: to have a house by the beach, with waves calmingly rocking by, where you can come out for a spontaneous dive just before calling it a day. We are often so captivated by the incredible grace and charm of water that we tend to forget about one thing: water likes to live a double-life… From sharks and killer whales to sunken ships and crashed planes, to the record number of our planet's most poisonous creatures, to the destructive energy of tsunamis waiting to happen, to the drowned ones for whom water became a grave… there are so many secrets water keeps. And it knows how to keep them so exceptionally well that nobody will ever find out.

This piece is an emotional play on the multiple-personality nature of water - Catherine Likhuta

Work Details

Year: 2015

Instrumentation: Alto saxophone, piano.

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Agility, rhythmic complexity, use of multiphonics, advanced piano part

Commission note: Commissioned by HD Duo.. Commissioned as part of the HD Duo's "Mexican Connection" project

First performance: by HD Duo — 25 Apr 15. Mexico City, Mexico


Performances of this work

25 Apr 15: Mexico City, Mexico. Featuring HD Duo.

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