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Annika flying close to the Sun : for alto saxophone and piano

by Stuart Greenbaum (2015)

Work Overview

This short piece for alto saxophone and piano was written as a Christmas present for my niece, Annika McCrum who is currently 12 and learning the saxophone (one of my favourite instruments).

Upon hearing the first sketch, my 7-year old daughter Hanna (Annika's cousin) said I should call the piece Close to the Sun. And as I mainly write about planets, space and the place of our own Earth within the Universe, this seemed entirely reasonable. The final title, Annika flying close to the Sun, is therefore a personalised Christmas offering and best wishes for the journeys that lie ahead.

Work Details

Year: 2015

Instrumentation: Alto saxophone, piano.

Duration: 2 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Commission note: written for Annika McCrum

First performance: by James Nightingale, Mitchell Leigh — 6 Nov 16. Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Brisbane

Performances of this work

6 Nov 16: Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Brisbane. Featuring James Nightingale, Mitchell Leigh.

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