Mixed Ensemble marimba and alto saxophone duet (5 octave marimba and alto saxophone)
Composed by Mark Ford. Score and set of parts. Published by Innovative Percussion (IP.D-MF-WIN).
Item Number: IP.D-MF-WIN
Composer's Notes: Wink is a duet for alto saxophone and marimba that was written for my sons Austin (marimba) and Kevin Ford (saxophone). Premiered by saxophonist Ann Bradfield and myself in January of 2011, Wink was designed to be a groovy-hip collaboration that explores three main themes: a syncopated melody, a floating assertion and a waltz-like phrase. Wink gradually builds to a "rock" adaptation of the opening statement to end the work. The title refers to those beautiful moments between fathers and sons when words are not necessary, just a wink and a smile.