Dancing with Diaghilev : for alto saxophone and string quartet
by Jessica Wells (2019)
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A series of three dance movements which take their inspiration from the ballet music of Ravel and Prokofiev.
Instrumentation: Alto saxophone, 2 violins, viola, cello.
Duration: 9 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — High altissimo range for Alto Sax player
Contents note: I. Les Amours de Pan et Syrinx (The loves of Pan and Syrinx) -- II. L'enjoleuse (The siren) -- III. Le dieu ennemi et la danse des esprits noirs (The Enemy God and the Dance of the Spirits of Darkness).
Commission note: Commissioned by Amy Dickson.
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Ballet music for the Ballet Russes 1909-1929 Ravel - Daphnis et Chloe Prokofiev - The Prodigal Son Prokofiev - Scythian Suite
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