WHERE SOUND AND THOUGHT MEET

Composer: 

Print Edition Price: 

$29 score + set of parts

Year Authored (or revised): 

2003

Instrumentation : 

Soprano Saxophone in Bb; Alto Saxophone in Eb ;Tenor Saxophone in Bb; Baritone Saxophone in Eb

Duration (min): 

7

Movements-Titles: 

Partial Prelude
Fundamental Fugue

First Performance: 

Premiered by the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet: Susan Fancher, soprano; Robert Faub, alto; Steve Stusek, tenor; Mark Engebretson, baritone

Where Sound and Thought Meet is a compact work which uses contemporary materials in a rigorous traditional form. The materials are all derived from overtone relations built from a low Db, the concert pitch underpinning all four saxophones (underscored by the puns built into the titles of the two movements). The form is prelude and fugue. The interplay between these elements gives the work is dynamism. The internal chemistry of pure sound meets the abstract architecture of the form. And of course, that’s a lot of what music is about, isn’t it?

Ensemble Type: 

instrumental quartet
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