2012 – for Saxophone and Piano (18:00)

PERUSAL SCORE

Five Short Pieces


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I. Snarling
II. Stilted
III. Ebullient
IV. Wistful
V. Frenetic
Eddie Goodman, Saxophone; David Gilliland, Piano


NOTE

This work was commissioned by my friend Eddie Goodman on the occasion of his Masters’ recital at the University of Michigan. It explores the technical and expressive resources of the tenor saxophone, drawing as much as possible from a single five-note cell based on his name, E-D-D-F(=I)-E, which in turn maps out into the tonal areas of the five movements of the piece.

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PREMIERE

March 10, 2013
Britton Recital Hall, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Eddie Goodman, Saxophone; David Gilliland, Piano


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