Estuário (saxophone ensemble) DOWNLOAD by Andy Scott
Composer: Andy Scott
Instrumentation: saxophone Ensemble (soprano x 2, alto x 5, tenor x 3, baritone x 2)
Size: Pages : Score @ 10 pages, 12 parts @ 1-2 pages
Total Duration: 4:30
Astute code: am105-65
ISMN: 979 0 57031 353 2
ONLY AVAILABLE AS PDF DOWNLOAD
Opening with the tenor and baritones saxophones playing a folk-like tune, the soprano and alto saxophones then lead us into a free time dream-like soundworld. Given pitches but not rhythms, the gently shifting soundscape provides the backdrop for a tenor saxophone improvisation, with (on cue) medieval-sounding chords provided by the other tenor saxophones and baritone saxophones.
A short and more discordant link brings us to the final section of Estuário, a scoring of the opening tenor and baritone saxophone tune, now as a release of tension for the full ensemble.
Estuário was given a world premiere performance by the LMT Saxophone Ensemble, directed by Jamie Sharp, at EurSax in Porto, Portugal, in July 2017.