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Verti-GO! : duet for clarinet and alto saxophone

by Katia Beaugeais (2005)

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Work Overview

Verti-GO! depicts the feelings when suffering from vertigo.
Movt I and III contain fast rhythms, ostinato patterns and constant changes of tempi as both instruments have a playful 'catch me if you can' feel.

A sense of calm occurs in the second movement, where a lyrical, song-like and atmospheric ambiance is created.

This work contains some contemporary playing techniques to showcase the unique tonal colours that both instruments can create: multiphonics, timbre trills and slap-tonguing.

No previous experience with extended techniques is required, as alternative playing options are provided in the score. All special fingerings are clearly displayed on the score. Suitable for HSC performance & Tertiary level. Movements may be performed separately.

Work Details

Year: 2005

Instrumentation: Clarinet in B flat, alto saxophone (E flat).

Duration: 12 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Movt I & III contains fast technical passages. Movt II - Easy and appproachable, slow melodies.

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:
Contemporary, Neoclassical, Impressionistic. Stravinsky, Bartok, Hindemith, Ravel. Latitude 33º South, Burwood Park, Supernova, Sound Box, Terra Obscura.

Revised in 2019

Composed for a live broadcast on ABC Classic FM featuring Beaugeais's music.

Performances of this work

15 Jul 2017: at 100 Sax (Melba Hall). Featuring Yo Yo Su, Katia Beaugeais.

13 Jul 2013: at Katia Beaugeais: Australasian Sax & Clarinet Conference (Recital Hall East). Featuring Katia Beaugeais, Joshua Hyde.

14 Dec 2009: at Saxophone Recital - Katia Beaugeais (Recital Hall East). Featuring David Rowden, Katia Beaugeais.

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