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In motion : for saxophone orchestra

by Nadia Burgess (2012)

Audio Sample

Performance by Sydney Conservatorium of Music Saxophone Orchestra, Michael Duke from the CD Compositions 2011/2012

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Compositions 2011/2012


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Compositions 2011/2012 / Nadia Burgess.

Library shelf no. CD 2468 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

This piece portrays a sense of forward motion as in bustling traffic, busy lifestyles and travelling from place to place. A prominent bass motif is accompanied by repeated ostinato patterns whilst two contrasting main themes are being developed.

It is through composed, but the Coda features free improvisation. This crossover work is a fusion of minimalism, jazz, pop and African music.

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: Sopranino saxophone, 2 soprano saxophones, 3 alto saxophone, 3 tenor saxophone, 2 baritone saxophone, bass saxophone.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Michael Duke

Commission note: Written for Michael Duke and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Saxophone Orchestra

First performance: by Sydney Conservatorium of Music Saxophone Orchestra, Michael Duke at Saxophone Orchestra (Verbrugghen Hall) on 31 Oct 2012

The composer notes the following influences on this work: Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays, Steve Reich, and Matthew Hindson.

Performances of this work

19 May 15: Grant St Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts. Featuring University of Melbourne Faculty of Music Saxophone Ensemble, Shannon Ebeling.

31 Oct 2012: at Saxophone Orchestra (Verbrugghen Hall). Featuring Sydney Conservatorium of Music Saxophone Orchestra, Michael Duke.

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