William Bolcom - Lilith (for E-Flat Alto Saxophone and Piano). By William Bolcom. For Piano, Alto Saxophone. E.B. Marks. 24 pages. Published by Edward B. Marks Music (HL.220094).
ISBN 0634073028. 9x12 inches.
Lilith was a female demon, dating from ancient times, a child-stealing witch of worldwide folklore. This five-movement virtuoso show piece is among the most ambitious music ever written for alto saxophone. Now in print some years after composition, it has already become a near legendary challenge in university classical saxophone circles. The five movements are: The Female Demon, Succuba, Will-O'-the-Wisp, Child-Stealer, The Night Dance.