Momento (saxophone ensemble) DOWNLOAD by Andy Scott
Composer: Andy Scott
Instrumentation: Saxophone Ensemble (Sopranino, Soprano x 2, Alto x 3, Tenor x 3, Baritone x 2, Bass)
Size: A4 Score @ 31 pages, 12 parts @ 3-6 pages
Total Duration: 6 mins
Astute code: am105-56
ISMN: 979 0 57031 325 9
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The opening section, Monk, is angular and unpredictable, emerging from a dark and sombre introduction before moving into a minor blues and almost circus-like moments. The slow mid-section of Momento, (subtitled) Ella, explores ensemble colours and voicing, whilst allowing space for solo soprano and baritone saxophones to present a blues-influenced cadenza.
The third and final section, Dizzy, features sustained chords that float above the rhythmic engine room, sounding proud, as if watching Dizzy command the stage (which I did once in Manchester!). A final release of tension features sopranino saxophone writing that explores a similar range to Dizzy’s upper range, and a two-bar latin-influenced riff is acknowledgement of his pivotal role in the founding and development of Latin Jazz.
Momento was commissioned by the Südtiroler Klarinetten-Ensemble with the British Clarinet Ensemble and their directors Georg Thaler and Charles Hine.
Grateful thanks are due for generous financial support from the Autonome Provinz Bozen - Bereich Deutsche und Ladinische Musikschulen and the British Clarinet Ensemble.
The work was written to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the formation of the Südtiroler Klarinetten-Ensemble and the world premiere was given by both ensembles in Kaltern on 4th September 2017 conducted by Georg Thaler.
This arrangement for saxophone ensemble has been completed by Andy Scott.