Sonata : for saxophone, cello and percussion : Study IV
by Simon Reade (1999)
Also known as: Study IV
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Library shelf no. 785.5413/REA 1 [Available for loan]
This work, composed in 1999, was an experimental composition which utilised a number of ideas I had been working though at the time - especially concerning aleatoric techniques.
The work is composed for any saxophone in the keys of E flat or B flat. The work is constructed as a palindrome and so the harmonies created in the opening section are reversed in the closing section, thereby creating a sense of logic around the options presented to the saxophonist.
The central, cadenza like, section uses noise style sounds interspersed with the melodic fragments to give a sense of stillness, divorced from any sense of functional harmonic movement.
This work was revised (mostly in terms of the percussion part) in 2019 for saxophonist, Thomas McKay and I am indebted to my colleague Simon Barber for typesetting this early work.
Instrumentation: Saxophone (Eb or Bb), cello, percussion.
Duration: 5 min.
Sonata: for saxophone, cello and percussion
- In the form/style of: Sonatas
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