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Howling at the Moon

Saxophone Quartet - Score Only

By Dana Wilson

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Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Ensemble (Score) - Grade 5
Saxophone Quartet - Score Only. Composed by Dana Wilson. Windependence Chamber Ensemble. 34 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051106110. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48018978).

Item Number: HL.48018978

9x12 inches.

This dark and expressive saxophone quartet fuses music suggestive of different traditions, from Japanese Taiko drumming to African-American gospel singing. The work's title is vividly portrayed in the first movement, which calls for the saxes to do some real wailing! (duration – 12:20)

“This expressive quartet for soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones was commissioned by the Harmo Saxophone Quartet of Tokyo and is a significant contribution to the repertoire. Blending technical demands with expressive gestures, this three-movement work begins with an episode called Wailing. It has frantic chromatic sweeps that are passed between players and are interrupted by slap-tonguing and pointillistic and fragmented phrases. The slower middle section uses a gospel song style and final frenzied section includes rhythmic vocal sounds and fragmented melodies in triple meter.”--The Instrumentalist

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